Summer in Motion



    June 1 – August 31, 2013



Goldy Gopher

Gallivanting gophers, live music, outdoor family movies, garden open houses and yoga in the gardens. It's all part of "Summer in Motion" at the Arboretum, a celebration of the University of Minnesota, state pride and our beautiful gardens. A highlight will be "Gophers in the Gardens," a series of 5-ft.-tall Goldy Gopher statues—each uniquely designed—gracing our grounds.  These events will provide a dose of fun and whimsy, while highlighting the Arboretum's mission as a great horticultural resource.

See additional exhibits featuring the history of University of Minnesota plant introductions in the Restaurant Gallery, and Goldy Through the Years in the Skyway between buildings—a timeline of how the U of M mascot became the Golden Gopher, including fun facts and photographs!

Opening Day Photos featuring Goldy Gopher!

Goldy Gopher tile

Gophers in the Gardens

Music in the Gardens tile

Music in the Gardens

Movies in the Gardens tile

Movies in the Gardens

Open Houses in the Gardens tile

Open Houses
in the Gardens

 Art Crawl Through the Gardens tile

Art Crawl Through
the Gardens

 Yoga in the Gardens tile

Yoga in the Gardens

Presenting Sponsor

Minnesota Corn Growers Association


Supporting Sponsor

C.H. Robinson logo


Gopher Sponsors

Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council logo
Park Dental logo
Wagners Greenhouse logo

Individual Donors

Todd and Barbara Bachman Family Foundation
Tom and Diane Lentz
Denny and Pam Schulstad



NEW! Corn Roast Special Event!
Dig into roasted corn, lemonade and water at this FREE event open to the public. Hosted by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
4-6 p.m.
Margot Picnic Shelter C—look for Corn Growing Goldy!