Garden Fun Stops



FREE with Arboretum admission

Friendly volunteers await visitors of all ages in the Arboretum gardens on summer weekends, ready to talk about plants and nature with a warm welcome, free activities and helpful garden tips! Ask at the Visitor Center Information Desk for details, times, locations and directions.

Hands holding assorted twigs and pinecones, photo AnnieSpratt/Unsplash

Garden Fun Stop
Tree Tales Fun Stop 

DAYS Mondays and Saturdays, June - September 2020
TIME drop-in between 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LOCATION Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)
FREE with gate admission

Every tree tells a story...or many! Stop at this interactive station to learn how to be on a first name basis with some common trees at the Arboretum. Listen to the stories of our trees by feeling their bark, looking up close at their tree rings, and cracking the code of those mysterious tree tags. Let the Arboretum Guides help direct you to some of the biggest, oldest, and most interesting trees at the Arboretum

hands holding grains and wheat at the Farm, photo AfricaStudio/shutterstock

Garden Fun Stop
Great Grains Fun Stop

DAYS Saturdays & Sundays, June - September 2020
TIME drop-in between 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
LOCATION Farm at the Arb
FREE with gate admission

A bushel and a peck. What's that?  Get up close and personal with Minnesota's most important crops and learn how farmers measure the harvest.  Then, join an Arboretum Guide for a welcome tour of the farm and find out what special seasonal highlights and activities are happening today in the shadow of the Red Barn.

 welcome station kiosk staffed by volunteer Garden Fun Stop
Welcome Station

DAYS Sundays & select Free Admission Mondays, June - September 2020
TIME drop-in between 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LOCATION Visitor Center Front Plaza
FREE with gate admission

Find knowledgeable volunteer Arboretum Guides at a kiosk in front of the Visitor Center, eager to help you make the most of your visit. Stop by to find out what is in bloom today, where to find free activities, and other highlights. Volunteers can also guide you toward the gardens with a short starter tour.

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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.

Program Quick Links

        PlantMaker Studio
        Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

Family Programs
       PeaPods for Preschoolers ages 3-5 w/adult
       TogetherTime ages 5-12 w/adult
      Homeschool Days

Summer Youth Programs
       Groups/Summer Field Trips
       Ages 5-11 Weekly Children's Garden
       Ages 12-15 Counselor-in-Training
       Ages 5-14 Summer Day Camps
       Day Camp Calendar List
       Day Camp Alphabetical List

Gardening & Horticulture Classes
FEATUREDGet Growing: Garden Workshop Day
FEATUREDGarden-to-Plate Workshop Day
Gardening - General
      Edible Gardening
      Landscape & Design
Floral & Botanical Crafts
     Schoolyard Gardens Conference
       Pollinators - Misc
       Special Access Experiences
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Painting & Drawing

       Mixed Media
       Floral & Botanical Crafts
       Jewelry & Wearable Art
       Fiber Arts
       Stone Balancing & Sculpture
       Open Art Studio
       Willow Furniture
Photography Classes
       Special Access Experiences
Food & Wine Classes
       Dine with a Chef
       Cooking Classes
       Edible Gardening
       Garden-to-Plate Workshop Day
Home, Health & Beauty

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

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