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.   

Arbor Day at the Arb

Arbor Day

Celebrate trees by spending Arbor Day at the Arb. We'll kick off our Season of Trees with a full schedule of Arbor Day activities on April 30. Activities include a self-guided tree trek, finding our fun-loving tree gnomes, a scavenger hunt and more.  More information.

Birds of a Feather: Contemporary Avian Artists

Reedy Gallery

Birds provide inspiration for Kim Russell and Emily Donovan, the two contemporary artists featured in this exhibition on display in the Reedy Gallery until June 14. While inspired by ancient legacies in art, each uses wildly different techniques. More information about the exhibit.

52nd Auxiliary Plant Sale

53rd Arboretum Auxiliary Plant Sale

Shop a stellar selection of sun and shade plants, curated grasses, heirloom vegetables, herbs, native plant species and more at this year's plant sale on May 8 and 9. You must book a free reservation to shop. More information.

What's in Bloom

whats blooming

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.

Bud Break

Bud Break

Join us for Bud Break on May 2, 2021! To keep everyone safe this year we are offering an all-day event with three race options and timed starts so you can choose what works best for you. Kids can get in on the fun, too, with a special 1K race. More information.

16 Things to do in April


Spring is here! We've come up with 16 unique opportunities for you to celebrate the new season with us. Whether you want to compete in the Scavenger Hunt Tree Trek Challenge or enjoy a picnic while watching the flowers grow, we have you covered.  More information.

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.

May Markets

May Outdoor Markets

Join us for the inaugural May Markets as we host local craft and art vendors on select weekends in May. You'll find a wide variety of quality products available at the market, ranging from artisan foods and handmade jewelry to nature-inspired art and more. See the vendors.

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, April 25.  More information.

Shop: Moms, Dads and Grads

Gift and Garden Store

Members get a double discount in the Gift & Garden Store from April 16-30! We’ve created a spring gift guide, highlighting presents perfect for the moms, dads and grads in your life. With a little planning, you’ll have gifts for May and June wrapped up by the end of the month.

StoryTime at Home


StoryTime with the Andersen Horticultural Library has gone virtual! Join our library staff online for a weekly installment of StoryTime at Home. New StoryTime videos are posted every Thursday morning. Click here to watch.

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.