young children gathered around table for StoryTime

StoryTime in the Library
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 10:30-11 a.m.
Location: Andersen Horticultural Library

Stories for the young and young-at-heart. Geared toward
toddlers and preschoolers.


FREE PlantMaker Studio
Date: 4/13/2019 - 4/11/2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Saturdays and Sundays, FREE with gate admission, Drop-in anytime between noon - 4:00 p.m.

The Plant-Maker Studio offers "make a plant" experiences for all ages. Our technology-loaded lives can leave anyone eager to dig into nature and get their hands on plants.

Free Guided Walking Tours
Date: 5/4/2019 - 10/12/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Saturdays, May 2 through Oct. 12, 2019

One Hour

Parade of Blooms Garden Fun Stop
Date: 6/1/2019 - 9/28/2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)

All ages

Tuesdays & Saturdays

June - September 2019

Drop-in between 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)

FREE with gate admission

Immerse yourself in the colors of summer! Learn how gardeners at the Arboretum select bloom combinations and try creating your own color palette. Cast your vote for your favorite flower color. Then let the Arboretum Guides help direct you to the best place to see the Arboretum’s seasonal parade of colors today.

Let's Talk Plants with Extension Master Gardeners
Date: 6/1/2019 - 11/2/2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Oswald Center

Saturdays & Sundays year round

Drop-in anytime between noon – 4 p.m.
Oswald Visitor Center Great Hall at the Yard & Garden Desk
FREE with gate admission

Bring your gardening questions and conversations to enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers when you visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  

Nature Sketchbooks: Garden’s Last Harvest 2-Day Workshop with Pam Luer
Date: 9/14/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Marion Andrus Learning Center

Pam Luer, professional artist and instructor for nearly 20 years

Yearning to stay connected to the natural world through her art, Pam Luer is offering her Nature Sketchbook series two-session workshop to celebrate the waltz of the garden’s last dance.

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Creating a Home Landscape You Can Love and Enjoy
Date: 9/14/2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Learning Center

Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director - MN Nursery & Landscape Assn

Do you dream about having a beautiful home landscape or have a specific landscape project in mind, but don't know how to get started? In this progressive, five-session workshop, your own yard is your class project!

Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, Sept 14 & 28, Oct 12 & 26, Nov 9

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Felted Vessels and Bowls for Fall
Date: 9/14/2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Marion Andrus Learning Center

Leslie Granbeck, Minneapolis-based feltmaker and instructor whose classes are full of color, creativity and adventure,

Learn the fascinating art of seamless feltmaking! Using Merino wool with its high elasticity, “sculpt” your vessel into any shape from organic to contemporary.

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Farm at the Arb Field Festival: Celebrating the Grains of our Plains
Date: 9/14/2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: Red Barn Farm

Taste Minnesota at the Farm at the Arb Field Festival! Bring your family and friends to explore the brand new Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Barn Farm. Learn the plant to plate story about where our food comes from and how food is growing to meet the needs of the future.

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Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum
Date: 9/14/2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Ordway Picnic Shelter

Tom Bezek, Trained Nature Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy

Ages 16 and older

Enjoy the tranquility and well-being of Shinrin-yoku, a Japanese mindfulness practice that invites nature to be your healer. Through guided awareness exercises, you will awaken all your senses and calm your mind. Shinrin-yoku (translation: 'Forest Bathing') fosters a deep connection with nature that will nourish you -- mind, body and spirit.

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