Welcome Back To Nature!

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 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 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 Arb. Click here to use the map.

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!

15 Things to do in September

red barn in fall

Discover a variety of ways to explore the Arboretum this month. The seasons are changing, and we’re looking forward to freshly-picked apples, a ride on the Trumpet Creeper Tram, Yoga in the Gardens, the Trees as Sanctuary exhibit in the Reedy Gallery, a new scarecrow exhibit and more. Read more.

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.

What's in Bloom

Pink Turtlehead

As the seasons change, so does the scenery at the Arb. Nurtured by the sun's warmth, plants and flowers all across our grounds come into bloom in their own time, bursting forth in kaleidoscopes of color. In an effort to keep you up to date, we will update this web page weekly throughout the season. See the blooms.

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 5k/10k run and 1k hike. 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.

Growing with Darwin Pellett

Darwin Pellett

If you've ever been a little turned around while navigating the Maze Garden, don't feel too bad: Senior Gardener Darwin Pellett planted the hedges in the garden, and he's still taken a wrong turn from time to time. In addition to the Maze Garden (currently closed to visitors), Pellett maintains the Hedge Collection and the research azaleas. Read 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, September 27.  More information.

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.

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!