Contact Us

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum includes approximately 100 full-time and part-time, and 100 seasonal employees who work in areas such as plant collections and grounds, tree research, education, visitor services, visitor marketing and communications, retail sales and administration. Employees come from diverse backgrounds but have in common a commitment to the mission of the Arboretum:

The mission of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, as part of the University of Minnesota, is two-fold : To be a growing resource for horticultural information, plant conservation, research and education. To inspire and delight a growing visitorship with outstanding displays, collections and natural areas.

Contact us at and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate staffperson. Thank you.

If you have gardening questions, please visit the Yard & Garden Help Desk in the Visitor Center, staffed Saturdays & Sundays, Noon - 4 p.m., or call the Help Line at 612-301-7590. Got questions about problems in your home garden or landscape? Just ask a Master Gardener! Submit a question and a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteer will email an answer within 48 hours. Please see form at end of this page to submit gardening questions.

Donations - If you are with a community group or civic organization interested in a donation of VIP admission passes from the Arboretum to assist in your fundraising, please fill out a form and submit your request. Allow for six weeks via mail delivery or a pick-up can be arranged. Sorry, no phone calls can be returned.

Over the next year, Arboretum phone numbers will gradually be rolling into the University of Minnesota phone network. Visit this page to see new phone numbers as they are assigned. If a department has had a new number assigned, the old number will no longer be in service.

Mailing address:
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

Department Phone Number
Main Info Line 952-443-1400
Apple House Info Line 612-301-3487
Auxiliary-Event Info Line 612-625-9865
Bloom Line 612-625-9791
Donations 612-301-1263
Education Office 612-301-1210
Gift Store Front Desk
Library 612-301-1239
Master Gardener Line 612-301-7590
Membership Office 612-301-1257
Memorials 612-301-1263
Reservations 612-301-7600
Ski Trail Information 612-625-9793
State Master Gardener Office 612-625-4211 or
Volunteer Office 612-301-1203
Yard & Garden Desk 612-301-7590

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