Farm at the Arb

 

Visit the historic Red Barn, discover the past, present and future of agriculture, explore Minnesota farm crops, and get tips on growing your own fruits and vegetables!

Sustainable Horticulture Training Program

Location

3210 W 82nd St, Chanhassen, MN 55317
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All visitors, members and children must make a reservation before visiting. 

Red Barn

Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center

Vegetable Garden/Market Garden

Fruitful Way

Sweasy Learning Shelter

Crop Walk

Scenic Overlook

Garden for Pollinators

Garden Gallery

Gathering Lawns

Sustainable Horticulture Training Program

Apples, Grapes & Crops of the Future

History

Land

The Arboretum’s Red Barn and Farm is on original tribal homeland of the Dakota people - as is the rest of the Arboretum property and the surrounding region. It became the farmstead of early Swiss immigrant farmers Theodore & Sophie Bost, who cleared the first fields beginning in the 1850s.

Barn

The historic Red Barn was built a century ago around 1920 by the Williams family. They had 32 cows and ran a small dairy farm here from the 1920s to the 1960s. The existing Red Barn on the site was built in 1920.

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota purchased the property in 1968.

Historic Red Barn