Welcome to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


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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, Harrelson and First Kiss. In 2019, USA Today readers named the Arboretum the best botanical garden in North America.   

New Interactive Map

Arboretum Map

Use our interactive 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.

Bud Break

People running for fun

Bud Break is going virtual! Run, jog or walk the race from a location of your choosing to get in on the action. All runners registered by April 16 at 3pm are guaranteed a Bud Break t-shirt. Adults can qualify for prizes and every kid registered will receive a finisher medal that parents can award at the end of the race. More information.

MapleFest

pancakes

Join us on the rescheduled date, May 23, for a day of maple-themed fun as the season of syrup rolls around. Feast on all you can eat pancakes and sausage, complemented by maple syrup and toppings bar, coffee and orange juice. A cash bar will offer bloody marys and mimosas. Space is limited, so register now! More information

Andersen Horticultural Library

vintage tulips

The Andersen Horticultural Library's high ceilings and wood-paneled walls make it a magical place at the Arb. Visit the Flights of Fantasy exhibit by artist Susan Feigenbaum in the library until May 30. Visit the Skyway Gallery for prints by renowned artist Rory McEwen in the 1977 book, Tulips & Tulipomania by Wilfrid Blunt. 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

Season of Trees: Returning to Our Roots

red oak leaves

Experience our amazing tree collections during the Season of Trees and marvel at their diversity, from our resplendent indigenous oaks, to trees like the Koyama Spruce from Japan. Join us on Arbor Day, April 24, to open the Season of Trees with more information on our tree collection, interactive stations, a scavenger hunt, and more.  More information.

Tree Stories: The Bargain Tree

Big treee

Laura Boerbon snapped this photo of a tree on the walking trail to the hilltop parking area behind the Andrus Learning Center the first time she brought her children to the Arb, a few years after moving to Minnesota from California. “It was a beautiful fall day,” she said. “We explored the entire Arboretum that day.” Keep reading.

Conectado por la Naturaleza Exhibit

Conectado por la Naturaleza

Visit the Reedy Gallery through March 29 to view the first Latin-inspired exhibition at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Reedy Gallery: Conectado por la Naturaleza: Twin Cities Inspired Latinx Art. Artists featured in the exhibit have each responded to the natural world around us in their own unique way. More information.

Drop-In Activities

kids planting in dirt

Join us for free and low-cost activities for all ages! Drop-in to seasonal educational offerings that are included in the price of admission to the Arb. Learn more about our connections with the living world and each other, and meet and interact with the friendly Arboretum team to deepen your experience. More information.