Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Our grounds and buildings are open by reservation only.

All members, visitors and children must make an online reservation and show their tickets at the gatehouse.

Click here to plan your visit and reserve your admission tickets.
 

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 our 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 the best fall colors and other important places at the Arb. Click here to use the map.

Fall Color Report

Fall colors

Fall has arrived at the Arb and we're excited to share the best places to enjoy them on our grounds. Each week our Director of Operations, Alan Branhagen, will guide you to the hot spots for the week and let you know what's ahead. Watch for a new report Tuesdays throughout the season. Read more.

Fall Color Trail Run/Hike

Fall Color Run and Hike

Experience fall color at the Arb in a whole new way during our first Fall Color Trail Run/Hike 1k/5k/10k. Marked routes will guide runners and hikers through our grounds so participants can complete the trail run/hike anytime our grounds are open to the public between October 10 and 17, 2020. Read more.

10 Things to do in October

October

Discover a variety of ways to explore the Arboretum this month. We’re ready for the crisp days of autumn. Bring on the pumpkins, scarecrows and astounding fall colors. Discover the top 10 things to do at the Arboretum in October. Read more.

Scarecrows in the Garden

scarecrow

A delightful group of scarecrows is taking up residence on our grounds this fall. Stroll through a creative collection of scarecrows made by staff from Bachman’s and the Arb, as well as members of the community. Find them on Scarecrow Hill by the main parking lot and around the Oswald Visitor Center. Meet the scarecrows and vote on your favorite here!

AppleHouse is Open

apples

Buy your apples from the birthplace of the Honeycrisp! The AppleHouse will be open daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each year we offer a wide selection of apples, squash and other goodies for sale and the selection changes throughout the harvest, so call the apple hotline (612-301-3487) to see what varieties are currently available. Read more.

Artists Rx: Responses During Covid-19 Exhibit

Artists Rx

With audiences isolating at home, venues shuttered and events canceled, the pandemic ushered in an eerie, unprecedented time. However, this did not stop artists from creating. The artworks in this exhibition are joined by the desire to find connection and joy often amidst isolation and fear. Learn more.

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga

Register for an in-person class and join us in the gardens. Yoga in the Gardens tickets allow grounds access during class, no additional reservation/ticket is needed. Virtual yoga options are also available if you're not ready to join in person. Our next class is Sunday, October 25.  More information.

Growing with Fernando Hernandez

Fernando Hernandez

Horticulturist Fernando Hernandez brings his enthusiasm for native plants to work with him everyday. Hernandez keeps the natural areas of the Arb looking beautiful by managing plantings and keeping invasive plants away. He also has a passion for educating Arboretum visitors about gardening.  Read more.

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!

Online and At-Home Classes

gardening

Are you looking for an online photography class or learn more about plants and the natural world around you? We're offering a variety of Arboretum-inspired classes, webinars, workshops, and educational activities for kids from the comfort of your home or local nature area! More information.