About Us

The Arboretum features more than 1,215 acres of magnificent gardens, model landscapes, and natural areas - from woodlands and wetlands to prairie - with extensive collections of northern-hardy plants. Tour the Arboretum on 12.5 miles of garden paths and hiking trails. Walk the close-in gardens and walk or drive Three-Mile Drive to see more gardens and collections. From late spring through mid-October, visitors can ride shuttles into the heart of the Arboretum, with step-on and step-off service at three stops on the Arboretum grounds (Home Demo Garden, Harrison Sculpture Garden, Maze Garden plus Learning Center) and a stop at the new Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center. There is limited access to Three-Mile Drive in winter for vehicle traffic (pedestrian traffic remains open).  

The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. The Arboretum mission is to welcome, inform and inspire all through outstanding displays, protected natural areas, horticultural research and education. (Mission updated March, 2017). 


Download the 2017 Arboretum Statistical Summary.

Contact info@umn.edu with general inquiries. For questions about plants, contact www.extension.org/ask  or visit the Yard & Garden Help Desk in the Oswald Visitor Center, Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Also, a message may be left at the Yard & Garden Help Line at (612) 301-7590.


Thank you for your interest in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.