PlantMaker Studio

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FREE with Arboretum Admission

ALL AGES
The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants.

 APRIL - MAY
 

PlantMaker Studio
APRIL - MAY THEME
Milkweed, Monarchs & More
ALL AGES

DATES Saturdays and Sundays through May
TIME Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m. 
LOCATION Learning Center
FREE with gate admission

Discover the plants that nourish and support your favorite Minnesota butterflies. Plant rose milkweed to take home, a favorite for monarch butterflies to lay their eggs on, and you can have your own monarch caterpillar nursery in your garden. Zoom in with microscopes for a close up view of butterflies and nectar flowers. Find out how to participate in citizen science programs to advance understanding about the migratory monarch population. Next, head to the Bee and Pollinator Center to discover more about the bees and butterflies, the work crew who do the essential work of pollinating our gardens and crops.

 JUNE - JULY
 

PlantMaker Studio
JUNE - JULY THEME
Blooming Branches Ink Painting
ALL AGES

DATES Saturdays and Sundays through July
TIME Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m. 
LOCATION Learning Center
FREE with gate admission

Be inspired by Chinese and Japanese ink brush paintings of plants to create your own mini masterpiece. We will examine branches, tree trunks, and tree blossoms, to inform our ink branch and blossom paintings. Practice tending a zen dry garden of stone, moss, and sand. Find out about the Arboretum's newly opened Chinese garden and the major architectural differences between Japanese and Chinese Gardens. Then head outside to see the summer Origami in the Gardens sculptures and award winning arboretum gardens.

 AUGUST - SEPTEMBER
 

PlantMaker Studio
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER THEME
Hand Made Plant Paper
ALL AGES

DATES Saturdays and Sundays through September
TIME Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m. 
LOCATION Learning Center
FREE with gate admission

Create hand-made paper out of Arboretum plants to take home! Use our diverse plant palette including; colorful flower petals, fragrant herbs, and plants known for their strong fibers. Zoom in with microscopes and get a close up view of fiber plants such as cotton, flax, and papyrus. Then, head outside to visit the summer art installation, Origami in the Gardens.

   

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Kids Programs Summer 2018

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Questions?

Arboretum Education Office Hours
          Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
          Sat - Sun, noon - 4 p.m.
Email Arboretum Education at
          arbedu@umn.edu
Call Arboretum Education at
          612-301-1210


Member Perk!

Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.


Cancellation Policy

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Waitlist

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the green "waitlist" button and complete the steps, or call 612-301-1210. There is no obligation to register if a spot opens. If the waitlist shows enough demand, additional class sessions may be added. 


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Program Quick Links

FREE & LOW COST
          PlantMaker Studio
          NaturePlay for Wee Ones begins June 2018
         
Garden Fun Stops begins June 2018
         
1-Hour Tram begins April 28, 2018
          Guided Walking Tours
begins May 3, 2018
         
StoryTime
          Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

YOUTH & FAMILIES
Youth+Adult Programs
          Ages 0-5 with adult
          Ages 3-5 with adult
          Ages 7-12 with adult
Summer Youth Programs
          Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
          Ages 5-7 Day Camps
          Ages 7-11 Day Camps
          Ages 7-11 Day Camps *Fridays*
          Ages 5-10 Groups/Summer Field Trips
          Ages 12-15 Counselor-In-Training    

ADULTS
Gardening & Horticulture Classes
          Gardening - General
          Edible Garden Year
          Landscaping & Design
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting         
          Fungi & Mushrooms
         
Trees
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Master Gardener Regional Conference
Pollinators
          Pollinator-Friendly Planting
          Beekeeping
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
          Drawing
          Painting
          Sculpting & Sculpture
          Crafts
          Jewelry & Wearable Art
          Mixed Media
          Fiber Arts
          Botanical/Floral Design
         
Willow Furniture
          Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
          Photography
Food & Wine Classes
          Dine with a Chef
          Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
          Wine
          Herbs
Health & Home

          Natural Soap & Beauty
          Healthy Living
          Herbs
          
Shinrin-yoku
          Book Club
          Botanical/Floral Design
          Willow Furniture
Nature Appreciation
          Birds
          Trees

          Naturalist-Guided Walks
          1-Hour Tram
          Shinrin-yoku
Nature-Based Therapeutics
          Animal-Assisted Interventions Trainings
          
Shinrin-yoku


 

Education Staff Bios
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