About the Auxiliary

Thank you for supporting the Arboretum with your Auxiliary membership.

The Auxiliary is a group of Arboretum enthusiasts who volunteer time and talent to support the work of the Arboretum.  Volunteer and educational opportunities exist on many levels for our members.  The Auxiliary presents fundraising events which include:  Spring Plant Sale (in May), Summer Garden Tours (in July), Fall Harvest Sale and Quilt Raffle (in September), and Holiday Sale (in December).

The Auxiliary holds quarterly meetings followed by luncheons with educational speakers.  Workshops and informal get togethers during the year provide educational and enrichment opportunities for our members. We have a Board of Directors and produce a quarterly newsletter. The Auxiliary welcomes all members.

The Auxiliary's quarterly meeting and luncheon is planned for Wednesday, November 6th, 2019. The featured speaker will be Gary Mosiman, Auxiliary member, and Hosta Grower. He'll speak on the care and propagation of hostas.

Business meeting at 10 a.m.; luncheon at 11:30 a.m. followed by the speaker's presentation at noon. Cost $13.50. Checks payable to Arboretum Auxiliary, send to Evie Larson 15520 Morraine Way, Eden Prairie 55347. All reservations are due no later than Monday, October 28th. If you think your check may not arrive in time, please e-mail Evie at jelarson39@aol.com or call her at (952) 937-9373 to alert her that it is in the mail. While you are always welcome to attend the business meeting at no charge, lunch reservations must be made in advance.



Join Us!

Thinking about joining the Arboretum Auxiliary?
There are a few simple steps to take to ensure you are eligible to be an Auxiliary member. 
1. In order to be an Auxiliary member you must also be an active Arboretum member at any level. Click here for Arboretum membership levels. 
2. As an Auxiliary member, you will be required to complete the Arboretum Volunteer training course and complete a background check. Click here for volunteer details. 
3. After completing 1 & 2, click here to fill out the Auxiliary online application form or to renew your membership.


Upcoming Events!

Knit & Stitch - 2020
Jan. - April Dates TBD

Spring Plant Sale - 2020
Saturday & Sunday, May 9 & 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser - 2020
May 10-Sept. 26

Summer Garden Tours - 2019
Sunday, July 19, Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21

Fall Harvest Sale - 2019
Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Holiday Sale - 2019
Friday, Dec 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.