Garden Travel Tours

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Galapagos Islands

Tour beautiful gardens from around the world with one of your Arboretum hosts:

  • Pete Moe, Director of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 
  • Peter Olin, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Director Emeritus
  • Alan Branhagen, Director of Operations

Trips throughout the year feature custom itineraries, behind-the-scenes tours, local attractions and small group sizes. 

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Garden Travel Tours

Upcoming Tours

Sept. 6-12, 2022
Join the Arboretum's Peter Olin as we explore Ann Arbor, Detroit, Midland, Mackinack Island and Traverse City.  Highlights of the tour include several Michigan Conservatories, Botanical and Public Gardens, the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, and the fabulous Mackinac Island, featuring the Grand Hotel.  The tour concludes with a trip to the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery and Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.  
Click here to download the brochure and registration form.

Chile, Argentina & Patagonia
November 5-18, 2022
You and your Arboretum host Alan Branhagen will explore the landscapes of Chile and Argentina as well as the varied cultures throughout these regions. Travel through coastal Viña del Mar and Chilean wine country, then head south to Patagonia and across the Andes by way of fjords and glacial lakes into beautiful Bariloche, Argentina ending in vibrant Buenos Aires.  From Buenos Aires you will have the option to extend your adventure and visit the magnificent Iguazu Falls.
Click here to download the brochure and registration form.

Florida:  Gainesville, St. Augustine & Jacksonville
March 13-20, 2023
Join host Peter Olin exploring the Sunshine State.  Trip highlights include a visit to the Butterfly Rainforest at the Museum of Natural History, Historic Haile Homestead and the amazing "talking walls" of the family farmhouse and Sweetwater Wetlands.  The tour also includes a visit to the oldest continually-inhabited city in the contiguous United States, St. Augustine.  The trip concludes with a four day visit to Jacksonville, Florida with visits to the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Reserve and a narrated tour on the St. John's River.  Along the way there are numerous stops that are more fully explained in the attached brochure and registration form.