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.   

Gala in the Gardens

Gala in the Gardens

We're just days away from our Virtual Gala on June 17! Registered guests can bid on auction items and watch the live program about the Arb and the healing power of nature. Register now -- it's free! Click here tor 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.

Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat


Renew and refresh your yoga practice with a full day of classes on June 19 led by instructors from our yoga partner studios. Classes include slow flow and balance that have been staples of the Yoga in the Gardens series along with new practices to try. More information.

Firefly Viewing Nights


Experience the after-hours magic at the Arb with hundreds of fireflies flashing through the sky. We’re staying open late on select nights in June and July for Firefly Viewing Nights. Bring your family and marvel at the wonder of these glowing winged beetles. More information.

15 Things to do in June

Things To Do

From incredible blooms to inspiring art and a day for dogs to nights for fireflies, a yoga retreat in the gardens and the re-opening of the Arboretum Cafe, there’s plenty of fun to find at the Arb this month. Click here to 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.

Private Garden Tours

Garden Tours

Join us in July for the Auxiliary Private Garden Tours. These tours feature beautiful gardens, each with its own history and distinct beauty. Guests travel in air-conditioned motor coaches and tours are followed by a brunch, luncheon or hors d'oeuvres. Read more.

Book Donations Welcome

Book Sale 2021

The Andersen Horticultural Library (AHL) would love to have your clean, good-quality books, CDs and DVDs for our annual Friends of the AHL book sale on October 1-3. Donations will be accepted through September 17. Click here for information on how to donate.

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 Thursday, June 24.  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.

Growing with Paul Sotak

Paul Sotak

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of taking the Peony Walk in early June or marveled at the astounding variety of daylilies blooming in July, you’ve experienced some of the magic that horticulturist Paul Sotak creates at the Arb. Read more.

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.

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.