Margot Picnic Shelters

Accommodates Groups Up To 80
$250 per day (8 a.m.-8 p.m.) includes gate admission for all guests

Looking for a place to host your company picnic?

Margot Picnic Shelter Area has three picnic shelters that are available for rent throughout the summer. The shelters are located next door to the Learning Center and close to the display gardens and Oswald Visitor Center.

All of the shelters have electrical outlets, serving areas along with seating for 80 people in an enclosed shelter, with additional picnic seating outside of the shelters.

Margot Picnic Shelters rent for $250 per day, which includes Arboretum admission for all your guests. The grounds are open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, or sunset in late spring and early fall. Shelters must be reserved and pre-paid at a minimum of one week in advance.

Lawn sports and games are prohibited (e.g., softball, volleyball, Frisbee, etc.) due to potential damage to the gardens and grounds. Reserving groups will be liable for any damage to the shelter and surrounding area.

Please contact Reservations for details on shelter rentals or group picnics at 612-301-7601, or email arb-reservations@lists.umn.edu.

Ordway Picnic Shelter

Accommodates Groups Up To 80
$350 per day (8 a.m.-6 p.m.) includes gate admission for all guests

The Ordway Picnic Shelter is available for rent throughout the summer. The shelter is location across Three-Mile Drive from the Sensory Garden and is close to the display gardens and Oswald Visitor Center.

All of the shelters have electrical outlets, serving areas along with seating for 80 people in an enclosed shelter, with additional picnic seating outside of the shelters.

The Ordway Picnic Shelter rents for $350 per day, which includes Arboretum admission for all your guests. The grounds are open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, or sunset in late spring and early fall. Shelters must be reserved and pre-paid at a minimum of one week in advance.

Lawn sports and games are prohibited (e.g., softball, volleyball, Frisbee, etc.) due to potential damage to the gardens and grounds. Reserving groups will be liable for any damage to the shelter and surrounding area.

Please contact Reservations for details on shelter rentals or group picnics at 612-301-7601, or email arb-reservations@lists.umn.edu.

 

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