Alan Branhagen

Get to know the diverse living library of trees at the Arboretum! Join the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's new Director of Operations and published horticultural author Alan Branhagen for a series of engaging walks that will get you excited about the great collections at the Arboretum and what they mean for homeowners, landscapers, research and the environment.

Alan Branhagen is Director of Operations at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and previously held the position of Director of Horticulture at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden. He is the author of The Gardener's Butterfly Book and has written articles for publications including Fine Gardening, Missouri Gardener, Missouri Prairie Journal, Landscape Maintenance, and Restoration and Management Notes. Alan is a naturalist and plantsman specializing in botany, butterflies, and birds, utilizing his background in garden design and management. He is currently creating and restoring a three-acre prairie and woodland garden around his home.

Author of 
Native Plants of the Midwest: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 500 Species for the Garden

The Gardener's Butterfly Book



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