Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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.   

Winter at the Arb

Ski Trails

Don’t let chilly temperatures push you indoors this winter. Check winter trail conditions from home and decide if you want to experience the beauty of the Arb’s winter landscape on foot, ski or snowshoe. Conditions are updated daily. Click here to check trail conditions.

Breakout Creations: DASKARONE - Art of Graffiti

Peyton Scott Russell

We are proud to announce a solo exhibition of Peyton Scott Russell (aka Sprayfinger) through March 14. Peyton became the first “graffiti artist” in Minneapolis creating multiple graffiti murals while celebrating graffiti art and culture. Read more about the exhibit.

Flora and Fauna: Life at the Arboretum

APS Show

Images of our beloved Arboretum have never been more important. For this reason, it is with great excitement that we bring you the opportunity to browse the 13th Annual Arboretum Photographers Society juried images from home. Explore the exhibit online.

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.

10 Things to do in January

January

The hiking has been excellent this winter, and we opened the cross-country ski and snowshoe trails after the late December snow. Visit the Arb to explore miles of hiking trails and enjoy winter wildlife or connect with us online to learn something new. It's all listed here. Read more.

Shop: Stationery & Dover Books

Dover books

Stay connected with loved ones and brighten someone’s day by sending a note via snail mail. Our Gift & Garden Store stocks a charming selection of blank cards highlighting the beauty of nature. Slip in a Dover Book of stickers, activities or coloring pages for added delight.

Growing With Ricky Garza

Ricky Garza

For the past 18 years, Arboretum Greenhouse Manager Ricky Garza has worked throughout our grounds and conservatory. Garza grows annuals for our summer gardens and cares for our many unusual tropical plants, like corpse flower, ghost orchids and bat flower.  Read more.

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga

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, January 31.  More information.

Recipes from Food in the Library?!

cookbooks

The Andersen Horticultural Library's exhibit features a variety of recipes including Chickpea Tomato Soup with Garlic-Rubbed Bread and Beet Greens, Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes with Sage and Wild Rice Breakfast. The exhibit is on display through March 17. Read more.

Online and At-Home Classes

gardening

Are you looking for a way to earn more about plants and the natural world around you from home? We're offering a variety of classes, webinars, workshops, and educational activities for kids from the comfort of your home or local nature area! More information.