Arboretum Photographers Society

Photo Society

Arboretum Photographers Society

Passionate about nature photography and the Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Photographers' Society is a group of photographers who want to express and share their passion of nature photography with the Arboretum and each other.

Purpose - To enhance and promote the Arboretum and each other through photography, and to strive for excellence by continuously learning and improving our photography skills.

Meetings - We meet on the third Thursday of the month at the Eden Prairie Library or at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Please check our website for meeting locations:

Everyone Welcome



Photography Society

Role of Members

  • Volunteer time and skills to fulfill photography requests from the Arboretum
  • Contribute photographs for display and potential use by the Arboretum
  • Participate in photography exhibits and workshops at the Arboretum and other venues
  • Attend monthly meetings and volunteer time with one of the society's committees
  • Lead or participate in photo shoot


$30 per year
$5 per year (optional) for personal web page on the Arboretum Photographers website to showcase your personal photography

Requirements for Exhibiting Eligibility for Members

Volunteer at least 10 hours at the Arboretum per year, including fulfilling at least 1 Arboretum Photography Request.
Attend at least 6 of the last 12 monthly meetings. Please note there are new Arboretum tripod limitations to ensure the gardens, natural areas and indoor attractions are welcoming, accessible places for everyone. Click here for more information.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Membership-If you are interested in becoming a member of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Photographers Society, come to the next meeting or contact us.
Anyone is welcome to attend meetings!

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Photography Society

Photography Shows & Classes at the Arboretum

The Larger Perspective, 6th Annual Juried Show & Sale
Restaurant Gallery
Jan. 15 - EXTENDED to April 7, 2013

See this juried show and sale of 40 stunning images featuring landscape shots of Arboretum scenery by APS photographers. Judges of the juried exhibit were award-winning photographers Paul Stafford, Explore Minnesota; Dave Johnson, National Camera Exchange & Video; Ron Elmquist, Fox 9; and Unsie Zuege, Chanhassen Villager. Categories included Best of Show, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Runners-up. See the winners. Attend a free informal photo clinic with an APS photographer Saturdays in January and February.

Register for a photography class and find out why the Arboretum is a year-round destination for professional and amateur photographers looking for spectacular subjects and extraordinary inspiration.

To register, or for more information, call 612-301-1210 or view classes on the website.