Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Open by reservation only.

Face coverings required indoors.

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.   

22 Things to do in October

22 Things to do in October

Savor fall colors, meet some scarecrows, and marvel at 318 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds at the Arboretum this month.  Read More

Reserve your tickets for our Holiday Tea

Holiday Tea

The Arboretum’s beloved holiday tea tradition returns for 2021. Spend a cozy December afternoon in our Tea Room or Fireplace Room enjoying a selection of traditional teas.  Read More

Seasons of Trees Finale

Season of Trees

Celebrate the end of our Season of Trees by honoring a tree that's special to you at an event on Oct. 24.. Read more.

Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center Re-opened

Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center

The Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center will be open from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 4-Oct. 31.  Read more


Apple House

The AppleHouse is open for the 2021 season!  We have fresh apples on hand, as well as apple pies, mums and gifts. The AppleHouse is 1.5 miles west of the Arboretum off Highway 5 and Rolling Acres Road.

Employment Opportunities


We currently have a variety of exciting full-time, part-time and seasonal job opportunities available.   Join our community and work with purpose. Click here to visit our employment page for position details and application information.

Fall Color Report

Fall Color Report

Observe the Arboretum's fall colors with Arboretum Director of Operations Alan Branhagen and Plant Recorder Nick Kreevich as your guides.  Read More

Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra: Into the Forest

Into the Forest

Join us, Sunday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. for a return to live symphony performances featuring music reflecting the beautiful setting of the Arboretum! Outdoor Overture by Copland, Strauss' Tales from the Vienna Woods, and more.  Dr. Jeffrey Stirling, Conductor.  Free with Arboretum Admission. PDF icon Read More

Growing with Jenny Thull

Jenny Thull

Meet the research professional/viticulturist in the Horticultural Research Center's Cold Hardy Grape Project, who also happens to be the mastermind behind the World of Pumpkins display at the Arboretum. Read more

Winter Lights 2021

Winter Lights 2021

Our popular Winter Lights display returns as a walking tour on Nov. 18. Tickets go on sale to members on Nov. 1. Read More

Teo Nguyen: A Reflection on Being

Teo Nguyen

Teo Nguyen’s Arboretum exhibition brings his stunning large-scale photorealistic paintings into the Reedy gallery, allowing viewers to interact with natural beauty in an intimate setting. Read More

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 and point you toward our winter trails and other important places. Click here to use the map.