Thank you for considering a donation!

updated 4/22/2020

The ArbDrive is focused on funding the Arboretum's operations now and in the near future.

The Arboretum is temporarily closed, but our staff are working remotely and onsite so that the healing power of nature will be ready for you when we reopen. We rely on philanthropy and sales to fund about 90% of our budget - dollars that are translated into education, gardens and collections, membership and donor services, research, communication, events and more.

Since our closure on March 13th, we have been unable to fund our Arboretum through sales. This makes your support even more critical today. We will reopen, but we need your help to keep us strong and ready for you.

Option to donate to ArbDrive is for registered participants of Arboretum Classes, Programs and Conferences whose classes were cancelled due to the 2020 Covid-19 crisis. To donate your registration fees, contact us at

Arboretum Education
612-301-1210 (leave a message, we will return your call)

If you did not register for a cancelled class but still want to donate to the Arboretum, click Donate to browse your options.

Arboretum Shrub Rose Garden, photo by Mark MacLennanphoto
The Arboretum's Shrub Rose Garden, photo by Mark MacLennan


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