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Members Only Events and WalksMembers Only Events and Walks
Membership Discount Membership Discount


Open year-round, the Arboretum offers exciting benefits for the whole family, including free admission for children age 12 and under when accompanied by an adult member. All membership fees are 100% tax deductible. Questions? Call the Membership Office at 612-301-1257 or email




CONTRIBUTION LEVEL $49 $79 $99 $150-299 $300-499 $500-999 $1,000+    
Free Admission to the Arboretum

1 Adult
& children 12 & under.

2 Adults
& children 12 & under
4 Adults
& children 12 & under.
8 Adults
& children 12 & under
8 Adults
& children 12 & under
8 Adults
& children 12 & under
8 Adults
& children 12 & under
Reciprocal gardens admission in the U.S. Access a free directory of participating gardens on the American Horticultural Society's website or Click Here. •  •  •  •  •  •  •     
Subscription to Arboretum magazine, delivered bi-monthly •  •  •  •  •  •  •     
Bi-Weekly Email  •  •  •  •  •  •  •     
Free gardening and plant advice from the Yard & Garden Desk on weekends in the Oswald Visitor Center •  •  •  •  •  •  •     
Discounts on Arboretum travel tours. Join an Arboretum-sponsored trip to gardens in the U.S. and around the world. •  •  •  •  •  •  •     
10% Discount on Gift Store and AppleHouse purchases.    
Double Discount Days in the Gift Store    
10% Discount on room rentals    
Restaurant coupons for free beverage and seasonal special.     
One 2 for 1 coupon on the Trumpet Creeper Tram Tour    
Reduced member price for classes PLUS a special $5 off selected class coupon    
Invitation to special member events, including Spotlight Series for informal gatherings that provide behind-the-scenes look at the Arboretum and its programs.

Listing in the Annual Report          
EZ PASS Lane admission          


COST: $250

Join or Renew your today! Your Care Center membership gives you the opportunity to enjoy the Arboretum all year round! 

Please enjoy all of the benefits of your Care Center Membership:

  • 1 care center lanyard (admits one van vehicle); bring lanyard with you and show at gatehouse for admission)
  • Complimentary magazine
  • Recognition in the Arboretum’s annual report
  • 10% off personal memberships for all your employees*

Show your appreciation to all staff by giving them a discount on their own Arboretum membership and encouraging them to decompress with a power-walk after work, gardening class or relaxed weekend outing with family and friends.


Contact 612-301-1257 for details or to Join or Renew your Care Center Membership!

Click Here for a printable PDF application. 


Generous, tax deductible contributions like yours allow the Arboretum to maintain excellence in the gardens, add to the broad scope of displays possible on our 1,200+ acre site, conduct valuable research, and provide educational programs for all ages.   


COST: $125

An annual Garden Club/Plant Society Membership to the MN Landscape Arboretum demonstrates your essential support for the Arboretum and offers numerous benefits to your organization and its members. We value your contribution, and wish to offer value in return.


Free Admission Options

  Membership Lanyard: The club may choose to receive a membership lanyard allowing admission for up to 6 guests arriving at the same time free of charge, year-round. The name of the club will appear on the member lanyard; present the lanyard at the gate for admission.


  Gate Passes: The club may elect instead to receive 20 admission passes to be used as the club/society wishes. The passes, valued at $12 each, are single-use, good for one free gate admission/one visit each.


  The contact person/officer receives the bi-monthly Arboretum magazine with important information to share with your members about upcoming events, classes and programs.

Room Rentals

  Member organizations receive one free rental of a Snyder Building classroom per year for club/society meeting purposes. Additional rentals are offered at a 15% discounted rate.
  Gate admission fee is waived for all club/society members attending these meetings.
  Contact the Arboretum’s Reservations office (612) 301-7600 to make arrangements.


Discounted Memberships for Your Members

   Clubs/Societies are requested to provide a current roster of its members.

   Each of your members are eligible for a special 10% discount on the three basic Arboretum membership levels –Solo, Duo, and Duo + 2, as long as your group maintains its Club/Society membership.


Members Only Events and Walks

Member Highlight Tours
Thursdays, April through mid-October
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Earth Day – April 22
Highlight Tour
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

National Public Gardens Day – Friday, May 8
Highlight Tour
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Chanhassen/Carver County Day - Friday, August 14
Highlight Tour
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

The Arboretum offers a 10% discount off any basic level of Arboretum membership.

Check the list below to determine if you are eligible for a discount.

Can't be combined with any other discounts.


  • Current members of the Bell Museum of Natural History (UMN)
  • Current members of University of MN Alumni Association
  • Current members of University of MN Retirees Association
  • Current members of MN State Horticultural Society
  • Current staff of University of MN
  • Educators (K-12)
  • Military and Veteran Households
  • Master Gardeners
  • Participants of any group events or tours at the Arboretum (valid on the day of the event only)
  • Members of a garden club or plant society if your organization holds a current Club/Society membership at the Arboretum
  • Staff of a Care Center if your organization holds a current Care Center membership at the Arboretum
  • Staff of a Business if your organization holds a current Business or Corporate membership at the Arboretum
  • People in need of a Limited Income Discount

If you are not eligible for any of the above, please click here for basic membership options.

PLEASE NOTE: The discounts are not available online; call the membership office at 612-301-1257 Monday through Friday with questions and/or to apply a discount.

Solo:          $49 becomes $44 with 10% discount
Duo:          $79 becomes $71 with 10% discount
Duo +2:     $99 becomes $89 with 10% discount