Current Restaurant Gallery Show

Miniature 4

"The Art of Miniatures"
Oct. 26-Dec. 31

Artist's small sketches, mini paintings and postcard-sized original art, each less than one square foot. From a collection of nationally celebrated painters.




Coming Soon!

8th Annual Arboretum Photographers Society Show & Sale
Jan. 8-Apr. 5

Juried exhibition of the "Best of the Arboretum" in all seasons, through the lens of the Arboretum Photographer's Society.


Immediate past exhibits:

"Encounters Photography Exhibit"
Sept. 25-Oct. 25

Highlighting the special bonds humans develop with dogs, fine art animal photography, wildlife and nature, and featuring the work of three photographers:
Kristy Walker
Gina Easley
Mary Ludington

Photographs are for sale in the Arboretum Gift Store. A portion of proceeds benefit the Arboretum.

The University of Minnesota’s Nature-Based Therapeutic Services (a collaborative initiative between the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Center for Spirituality and Healing) builds on over 22 years of experience offering Therapeutic Horticulture and outdoor recreational services to a wide range of communities, individuals, and clients. This approach is based on the healing power of nature-based programming and services to improve human health and enhance quality of life. The comprehensive Nature-Based Therapeutic Services includes the following evidence-based therapeutic modalities:

Therapeutic Landscapes ·         Therapeutic Horticulture ·         Facilitated Green Exercise ·         Animal-Assisted Interactions

"The Art of Butterflies"
July 22-Sept. 22

Artistic interpretations of butterflies from the tropics in mounted glass, watercolors and oils, installed by Wilcock Gallery.

"Insect Pollinators--Minnesota Bugs and Butterflies"
Bill Johnson, Photographer
May 18-July 20

Photographer Bill Johnson brings beetles and bumblebees, dragonflies, water bugs and butterflies up close and personal.

"Center of Gravity II" Photography Exhibit featuring artist Peter Juhl
April 5-May 17, 2014

Rock-balancing artist Peter Juhl returns with a new photography exhibit showcasing his natural stone sculptures.

Meet the Artist
Sunday, April 20, 1-2 p.m.
Booksigning, Arboretum Gift Store, Oswald Visitor Center
Center of Gravity: A Guide to the Practice of Rock Balancing

Rock balancing demonstrations with Peter Juhl:

Saturday, April 5, 1-2 p.m.
Sunday, April 13, 11 a.m.-Noon
Oswald Visitor Center Balcony.

Saturday, April 26, & May 3, 11 a.m.-Noon
Rock-Balancing Classes offered at the Marion Andrus Learning Center

7th Annual Arboretum Photographers Society Juried Show & Sale
January 10 - April 4, 2014
Best of the Arboretum:  Through the lens of the Arboretum Photographers Society

The Arboretum is proud to present the 7th annual Arboretum Photgraphers Society (APS) Juried Show & Sale. The exhibit theme, "Best of the Arboretum: Through the lens of the Arboretum Photographers Society" features a variety of seasonal topics and photo styles.  All photographs were taken on the grounds of the Arboretum and are listed below. During January and February of the exhibit, the APS will offer drop-in photo clinics on Saturdays (Jan. 11-Feb. 22) from noon - 3 p.m. in the Visitor Center balcony. Special thanks to judges Richard Sennot of the Star Tribune, Jillian Bell of Tamron and Molle Francisco of the Chaska Herald.

Exhibit winners:

Best of Show (in alphabetical order):

"Where is Spring?" by Karen Blenker, Chanhassen; "Currier & Ives Sunrise" by Michael Borg, Eden Prairie; "Tulips in the Mist" by Ken Evans, Maple Grove; "Koi" by Christopher Hall; "Three Benches" by Todd Mulvehill, Shakopee; "Sleepy Hollow" by Al Whittaker; "Sweet Satisfaction" by Al Whittaker; "Color Symmetry" by Al Whittaker; Special LIght" by Tom hyoemans, Ede Prairie.

Gold Awards:

"Machii in the Spring" by Gayle Fleming; "Translucent Beauty" by Al Giencker; "Yellow Ladyslipper" by Maggi Keith; "Beetle Pad" by Joan Wallner, Edina; "The Iconic Barn" by Al Whittaker; "Serenity" by Al Whittaker.

Silver Awards:

"Snow Desert" by Michael Borg, Eden Prairie; "Sunrises as Color Falls" by Micheal Borg, Eden Prairie; "Two Frogs" by Michael Borg, Eden Prairie; "Frosty February Morning" by Christopher Hall; "The Fragrance Garden" by Vienna Volante; "Winter Silhouettes" by Joan Wallner.

Bronze Awards:

 "Pink Calla Lady" by Dianne Jandt; "Milkweed Seeds Blowing in the Wind" by Diane Jandt; "White and Pink Roses in Natural Light" by Jack H. Jones, Chanhassen; "Bearded Iris" by Mark Paulson, Mound; "Dahlia Blooms" by Mark Paulson; "A Perfect Perch for a Moment's Rest" by Kristy Walker, Excelsior; and "Three Scarecrows" by Mark Weber, Mankato.

Runners-up Awards:

"What Lies Beneath" by Kim Herzog; "Sunset on Three-Mile Drive" by Lester Hughes-Seamans; "How Sweet It Is" by Nathan Johnson; "Natural Pictograph" by Roger Pavelle; "Japanese Garden" by Roger Smallbeck, "Hosta Path" by Marilyn Weber; "Golden Gopher Iris" by Pat Witherow.

All photographs are available for sale through the Arboretum Gift Store. A portion of proceeds benefit the Arboretum.


About the Restaurant Gallery

A second exhibit space adjacent to the Arboretum Restaurant featuries exhibits of photography by the Arboretum Photographers Society, and special exhibits throughout the year ranging from individual artists to prints presented by the Andersen Horticultural Library from their collection of seed catalog covers or botanical prints, etc.  Check this more intimate and informal space for delightful interpretations of Arboretum seasons, fanciful prints and other photography exhibits in conjunction with Arboretum seasonal exhibits and displays.  All artwork is available for sale through the Arboretum Gift Store. A portion of proceeds benefits the Arboretum.

2014 APS Show

Current Exhibit:  7th Annual APS Juried Show & Sale, Jan. 10-April 4, 2014

Featuring Winning Entries from the Arboretum Photographer's Society. Entries are also available for purchase.

Pictured: Macchi in the Spring by APS Photographer Gayle Fleming