Welcome Back To Nature!


Our grounds are currently open for ticketed reservations only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily.

Click here to reserve tickets for members, children and visitors.

 


The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum welcomes, informs and inspires all through outstanding plant displays, protected natural areas, horticultural research and innovative education. We strive to create a welcoming space to learn from and connect with nature.

Founded in 1958, we are a member-driven non-profit with more than 1,200 acres of professionally-maintained gardens, rare plant collections and accessible trails. As a part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) at the University of Minnesota, the Arboretum is engaged in cold-hardy plant research and has developed 27 commercial apples, including Honeycrisp, Haralson and First Kiss®. In 2019, USA Today readers named the Arboretum the best botanical garden in North America.   

Digital Map

digital map

Use our digital map to easily navigate more than 1,200 acres of magnificent gardens, tree collections, model landscapes, and more. A location button will locate you on the grounds and help you find amenities such as bathrooms and parking areas, as well as point you toward other important places at the Arboretum. View the map.

Japanese Beetles: They're Back!

Japanese Beetle

We've definitely noticed the return of Japanese beetles at the Arb. Are they in your garden, too? Did you know that wild turkeys and backyard chickens love to eat Japanese beetles? Our integrated pest management specialist Erin Buchholz shares some tips to deter Japanese beetles in your garden. Read more.

What's in Bloom

Dark pink lily

As the seasons change, so does the scenery at the Arb. Nurtured by the sun's warmth, plants and flowers all across our grounds come into bloom in their own time, bursting forth in kaleidoscopes of color. In an effort to keep you up to date, we will update this web page weekly throughout the season. See the blooms.

Children at the Arb

kids in nature

From activity kits to-go and StoryTime at home, to nature crafts and hands-on activities for all ages, busy families can find plenty of ways to explore the Arb in person or from home this summer. All of our family activities can now be found in one place, click here to see them!

Virtual Yoga

Yoga

Join in the fun with free virtual yoga classes through Zoom! The Arb and our partner studios are continuing yoga for anyone interested in participating. Stay in shape in mind and body as you practice social distancing from the comfort of your home. Our next virtual class is Thursday, July 16.  More information.

Online Gardening Modules

gardening

Now is the perfect time to start planning your best garden for 2020, and we have online modules for that. Learn about growing vegetables, sustainable lawns, woody ornamentals, and integrated pest management from the comfort of your home, at your own pace. Modules leverage Extension expertise and Arb facilitators. More information.

Garden Travel Tours

xochimilco canoe trip

Tour beautiful gardens from around the world with a host from the Arboretum. Trips throughout the year feature custom itineraries, behind-the-scenes tours, local attractions, and small group sizes. upcoming tours include domestic and international destinations such as coastal Maine and South Africa, among others. More information