Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


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Starting Wednesday, Jan. 26, visitors to the Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result from a third-party test. Read more about this new temporary vaccination policy

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.   

Harrison Sculpture Garden Tours

Harrison Sculpture Garden

Explore the unique beauty of the Harrison Sculpture Garden in the winter season. Join the tours in February for plenty of behind-the-scenes stories about the artists and pieces in the collection. Read more

15 Things to do in January

Winter Birds

As we kick off a new year, we’re looking forward to a fresh start. Connect with nature, explore art indoors and out, snowshoe under a full moon and more this month at the Arboretum.  Read more

Spring Flower Show

Spring Flower Show

Find inspiration for your spring and summer outdoor living spaces at this year’s Spring Flower Show, featuring more than a dozen vignettes built around outdoor seating arrangements. Read more.

Full Moon Hikes in 2022

Full Moon Hikes

We've set up a rare opportunity for you to enjoy the beauty of our grounds after dark. We'll have multiple firepits spaced for social distancing for you to warm up. 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.

Don't forget your face coverings

face masks

As a part of the University of Minnesota, the Arboretum is following the University of Minnesota's guidance to wear face coverings indoors. Please bring a mask or face covering to wear inside the Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building.  Read More

Winter Trail Conditions

Winter Conditions

Find the latest information about trail conditions at the Arboretum. Click here for updates on cross-country ski, snowshoe and hiking trails, as well as the condition of Three-Mile Drive.  Read more

Conservatory Plant of the Week


Visit the Meyer-Deats Conservatory to see Anthurium, commonly called the Flamingo Flower. Anthurium flowers can be red, white or shades of pink, and it makes a great house plant in a warm room with diffused lighting.

Growing with Jim Elskamp

Growing with Jim Elskamp

Farm manager and research coordinator Jim Elskamp keeps the AppleHouse stocked with apples and helps grape, apple, woody plant and rare plant conservation research projects run smoothly at the Arboretum’s Horticultural Research Center. Read more about Elskamp and his work. Read more

Winter Through an Artist's Eye

Snow on St. Croix

Would you like to appreciate winter in a new way? Head to the Reedy Gallery where you will observe how talented artists reveal aspects of winter that others may overlook. Read more

Bud Break 2022

Bud Break

Registration is open now for the Bud Break 5k on May 1. Whether you're racing for your best time or just want to stroll through spring, there's an ideal course for everyone. Read more

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.

Garden Rules and Etiquette

Best Garden Contest

Please help us protect and maintain the gardens and collections for the enjoyment for all visitors.  Read More