ONLINE Complete Field Trip Request form
PHONE: Contact Professor Mary Meyer at 612-301-1247 

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Adult chaperone required for all students under 18. Recommend 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students. Chaperones in excess of 1 per every 5 students are $15/person. 


If your group would like to eat on the Arboretum grounds, students may bring their own lunch, pre-arrange lunch with Arboretum Catering, or use the Arboretum Cafe

Exploring Plant Science Careers at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

DURATION: 90 minutes
LOCATION: Available at the Arboretum OR at your school! 

Minimum group size: 10 students
Maximum group size: 32 students

This walk-and-talk tour with a University of Minnesota Horticultural Science faculty member covers the importance of a botanical garden, arboretum and/or city park to our communities. During this experience, students will be guided through various demonstration gardens and plant collections that are vital to the goals of a public garden! This tour emphasizes the many career opportunities in public gardens and horticulture, including plant breeding, plant care and management, conservation and plant curation. Careers in public horticulture include:
  • Curator of Plants
  • Landscape Gardener
  • Professor
  • Scientist
  • Arborist
  • Restorationist
  • Cartographer
and more!

If choosing to participate in this field trip at the Arboretum, please know that it takes place out-of-doors, and will take place rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the unpredictable Minnesota weather!

Contact Dr. Mary Meyer with your date/time request* via an option below: 
ONLINE Complete Field Trip Request form
PHONE: Contact Professor Mary Meyer at 612-301-1247 

*Field trip request must be made at least two weeks in advance. Confirmation is dependent on instructor availability.

$25 per group + $7.50 registration fee, includes gate admission for up to 5 accompanying adults.



Field Trip Guide
The 2017-2018 Field Trip Guide is now available to browse virtually! To request a hard copy be mailed to you, email your request to