National Public Garden Week

May 13-19

Reconnect with nature at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum during National Public Gardens Week on May 13-19, 2019. In addition to 38,000 colorful tulips, get a sneak peek at construction of the Arboretum’s summer exhibit, “The Monumental Stick Build” by internationally renowned artist Patrick Dougherty, visitors will enjoy a variety of discounts, the Arboretum’s first birding day, free events and an opportunity to be among the first to experience the Arboretum’s brand new Three Mile Walk.


  • Buy one, get one free admission from Monday, May 13 to Thursday, May 16.  
  • 10 percent off in the Gift & Garden Store Monday-Thursday.
  • 10 percent off new memberships.
  • Free soda or coffee with the purchase of a sandwich in the cafe.
  • Explore the new Three Mile Walk, which covers three miles of grounds starting and ending at the Oswald Visitor Center. 
  • Out of the Woods – Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens,” a national touring botanical art exhibition; On Saturday, May 18, attend the opening reception, Worldwide Day of Botanical Art Celebration, including demonstrations and tours by artists from the Minnesota School of Botanical Art and a presentation by Carol Woodin, Director of Exhibitions for the American Society of Botanical Artists.
  • Arboretum & Audubon: A Day of Birding Walks and Workshops, Saturday, May 18. Learn more about birds through presentations, workshops, nature walks and book signings at the Arboretum’s first birding day.
  • Three-Mile Walk celebration Thursday, May 16 at 4 p.m., all are welcome! Meet in the Sensory Garden parking lot.