• History and Mission

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a top visitor attraction, is more than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods and miles of trails. As a premier northern garden, the Arboretum was born out of the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center and established in 1958, with the Men's Garden Club of Minneapolis, Lake Minnetonka Garden Club, Minnesota State Horticultural Society and other community supporters creating the Arboretum as a gift to the University of Minnesota. 





  • Leadership

    The Arboretum's beautiful gardens and plant collections, nature-inspired exhibits, innovative learning and events make it a valued community resource and top attraction. Peter C. Moe has been named Director of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, effective Sept. 16, 2016. Moe was formerly the Director of Operations and Research. Past Arboretum Directors include: Founding Director Leon Snyder, Ph.D.; Francis deVos, Ph.D.; Peter Olin, Landscape Architect; and Edward Schneider, Ph.D.


  • Financial & Strategic Reports

    As a non-profit organization, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is committed to sharing institutional information with the public, including visitors, members and other constituents who support the Arboretum's mission. This includes financial and tax information, the Annual Report and strategic plans.


  • A Place For All Seasons

    A beautiful in-town getaway, an escape to reflect, re-energize or plan for the future. A connection with the wonders of nature. For family, work or just for fun, make the Arboretum your place.

  • Press Room

    If you are a journalist, photographer, producer, editor or freelancer, the Arboretum PR office can help develop story ideas, schedule on-site tours and interviews, and provide horticultural background information, photographs, gardening and horticulture experts, exhibit and program spokespersons and more.

    Requests from media: Please contact Susie Eaton Hopper, sehopper@umn.edu, 515-528-3060.

  • Contact the Arboretum

    Visit our Contact Us page for questions or specific Arboretum information.

    For gardening questions: please visit the Yard and Garden Help Desk in the Visitor Center, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; call the Yard and Garden Help Line at 612-301-7590; or go to Ask a Master Gardener at www.extension.umn.edu

    For donation requests to support your local school or charity, please complete the Donation Request Form.

  • Jobs & Internships

    The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers employment opportunities in a variety of departments, including research, collections, education, development, administration, horticulture, marketing, retail operations, and visitor services. Roles can be part-time or full-time, and seasonal as well as year-round. The Arboretum also offers both paid and unpaid internships that provide an enriching professional growth experience. Most internships occur during the late spring and summer months.