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Arboretum Presents 'Tiny Treasures: Fairy Garden Exhibit'  

Fairy Knoll

Chanhassen, MN (Feb. 12, 2014) - Escape to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum this winter to experience the magical world of fairies and miniature gardens. Let your imagination take flight as you wander through the whimsical miniature gardens on display from Feb. 22 through March 23 in the Great Hall of the Oswald Visitor Center.

Among the highlights:  a 20-ft. tree cascading with Tahitian Bridal Veil and spider plants.  (See if you can find the fairies hidden under leaves!) The actual fairy gardens will be encased in nine wooden container planters provided by Gronomics, a gardening products company in East Bethel, Minn.  Visitors can also try their hand at creating their own fairy garden at the exhibit's "Creation Station."

You may even be inspired to create a fairy wonderland for your home or your garden this spring.  A class entitled "Planting a Fairy Garden" will be offered at the Learning Center on June 12 to help you get started. Visit and click on the General Gardening Classes thumbnail for more information. Delight in the possibilities!

The exhibit is free with Arboretum gate admission ($12 adults; free for ages 12 & younger).  It's the perfect winter getaway!

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, comprising 1,137acres, is located in Chanhassen, Minn., on State Hwy 5, nine miles west of the intersection with I-494. The largest public garden in the Upper Midwest, the Arboretum is part of the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Science. Open 363 days a year, admission is $12 adults; free for members and ages 12 & under.