Food & Wine 
Classes & Programs

Enjoy traditional, regional recipes that emphasize flavors of the upper Midwest and around the world. Chef instructors bring years of cooking experience and cultural perspective, as well as a passion and commitment to use sustainable, high quality wholesome foods.

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          Sat - Sun, noon - 4 p.m.
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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.

The best chance of being enrolled in a sold out class is to add your name to the waitlist. Click the orange "waitlist" button and complete the form, 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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Drop-in Activities
PlantMaker Studio
Family Programs

     PeaPods for Preschoolers
    Homeschool Days
Summer Youth Programs
     Day Camps
     Groups/Summer Field Trips
     Weekly Children's Garden

Drop-in Activities
PlantMaker Studio
     Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk
Gardening & Horticulture Classes

FEATUREDGet Growing: Garden Workshop Day

Gardening - General
      Edible Gardening
      Landscape & Design
     Special Access Experiences
      Online Gardening Classes
Special Access Experiences
     Special Access Tours & Experiences
     Special Access Photography
Fine Art & Crafts Classes
Painting & Drawing

     Mixed Media
     Jewelry & Wearable Art
     Fiber Arts
     Stone Balancing & Sculpture
     Open Art Studio
     Willow Furniture
Photography Classes
     Special Access Photography
Food & Wine Classes
     Dine with a Chef
     Cooking Classes
     Edible Gardening
Home, Health & Beauty

     Book Club & Literature
     Healthy Living
Nature Appreciation
FEATUREDArboretum & Audubon: Bird Day
     Signature Guided Walks
Nature-Based Therapeutics

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