We’ve turned images from the Andersen Horticultural Library’s Flora & Fauna Illustrata (FFI) collection into coloring pages. Help us celebrate this wonderful collection by adding your own artistic touch. When you’re done coloring, email a photo of your creation to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we might post it on our Nature Notes blog, Instagram or Facebook.
About the tree pages
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum started in 1958 as an arboretum, which means ‘a place for trees.’ The mission was to plant and study as many species of trees as possible to determine if they could withstand Minnesota winters. Our tree collections have become the most diverse group in one location in Minnesota. The Arboretum provides a wonderful opportunity to experience rare, incredible species and make good choices for our home landscapes. This year we are highlighting the Arboretum’s beautiful trees with the Season of Trees programming, sponsored by International Paper.
About the Andersen Horticultural Library
The Andersen Horticultural Library is a unique and inviting destination open to the public. A reading and reference library specializing in horticulture, plant sciences, and natural history, its rich collections include a trove of art in the form of vintage seed catalogs, botanical wall charts, 19th-century wildflower paintings and rare books of exquisite bird and flower images from the past 500 years.
The Andersen Horticultural Library is looking for artists to create scientifically accurate fine art for our Flora & Fauna Illustrata (FFI) collection. This “hundred-year project” aims to document all the plant and animal species that make the Arboretum their home. The library permanently archives the art and facilitates periodic FFI exhibitions. The collection provides a regional and national resource to aid research and serves to inspire learning, discovery, and enjoyment.
Although the Andersen Horticultural Library is typically open Tues. - Fri., 8:30-4:30; Sat. 10:30-4:30, the Arboretum is currently closed to the public in partnership with the State of Minnesota’s declaration of peacetime emergency. Click here for more information.