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.   


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.


20 Things to do in September

20 Things to do in September

See the harvest moon, enjoy live music at Farm at the Arb, bite into fall flavors at the AppleHouse and more this month at the Arboretum.

Harvest Moon Viewing

Harvest Moon Viewing

Enjoy special after-hours access to the Arboretum to see the full harvest moon at Farm at the Arb on Sept. 19 and 20. Enjoy a relaxing evening with lawn games and free popcorn. 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

Seasons of Trees Activities

Season of Trees

The Season of Trees is filled with fun, nature-based activities for the whole family. Our grounds offer a wonderful opportunity to experience a collection of rare and incredible tree species. We hope you are inspired and delighted as you explore our Season of Trees. Read more.

Yoga in the Gardens


Join us virtually for Yoga in the Gardens. Virtual yoga options are currently available to help keep your mind and body healthy and balanced. Classes are free for Arb members included with paid gate admission for non-members. Our next class is Sunday, Oct. 3.  More information.

What's in Bloom

Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'

Plants and flowers all across our grounds come into bloom in their own time, bursting in kaleidoscopes of color as the temperatures warm. Check our What's in Bloom page between now and November, for highlights of what you can see now. Click here to see what's blooming.



Farm at the Arb is the place to be Saturday night, September 25, for our 3rd annual AppleJam.  Enjoy the family fun featuring an apple-related scavenger hunt, apple bingo, lawn games, and concessions including beverages from Excelsior Brewing Co.  Read More

Growing with John Mazzarella

John Mazsarella

Meet the gardener who keeps the Arboretum AppleHouse stocked with fresh apples.  Read more

Fall Color Trail Run/Hike

Fall Color Run/Hike

Pick your route (1k, 5k or 10k), your pace and your start time at our second annual fall color trail run/hike.  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.

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.