Farm at the Arboretum

Farm landscape by Steve Silverman
Photo by Steve Silverman

Parking & Access Directions

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Access the Farm directly via the gate off 82nd Street

3210 W. 82nd St., Chanhassen, MN 55317

This gated entrance is used year-round for Farm-based educational classes, groups and events.

Press the call button to talk to the gatehouse for access. Parking is free and available in the Farm lot. 

  • Exit the Arboretum via the gatehouse on Arboretum Drive.
  • Turn right on Highway 5/Arboretum Blvd and go east to County Road 41/Hazeltine Blvd (0.6 miles).
  • Turn right, at the light, onto County Road 41/Hazeltine Blvd and go south to West 82nd St. (0.5 miles).
  • Turn right, at the light, onto West 82nd Street and follow the street west to the gated Arboretum entrance (0.3 miles). West 82nd Street makes a sharp left turn just before this entrance.
  • Turn right and drive up to the gate. The Bee Center and Red Barn will be in front of you in the distance; a callbox will be on your right.
  • Press the center button on the callbox.
  • Someone from the main gatehouse should answer, otherwise enter 24 on the callbox keypad.
  • When the gate opens, drive ahead to the parking lot. Parking is free in the lot. 

Access the Farm via Three-Mile Drive

As you enter the Arboretum, tell the gatehouse you are going to the Farm at the Arb and they can assist you with additional directions.

  • Enter the Arboretum through the Highway 5/Arboretum Blvd main entrance.
  • Drive past the gatehouse and the Visitor Center.
  • Turn left immediately after the Visitor Center at the T-intersection.
  • Go up the hill and turn right on Three-Mile Drive.
  • Follow Three-Mile Drive past the Prairie, Harrison Sculpture Garden, and Shrub Collections to the Hedge Display.
  • Turn right into the Hedge Display parking lot.
  • At the end of the parking lot, turn left on Peter C. Moe Drive. 
  • Follow Peter C. Moe Drive for about 1 mile to the Farm/Bee Center. Look for the iconic Red Barn!
  • Park in the lot and enter the Bee Center or Red Barn.

Farm Features

Home to the historic Red Barn, the Bee Center, demonstration plots and the Myers Education Center, the Arboretum’s Farm at the Arb connects people with the food they eat through interpretive exhibits highlighting Minnesota-grown crops, fruits and vegetables. Displays include vegetable gardens, as well as fields of soybeans, corn and sunflowers, and newer crops, like kernza. Visitors can also use the Farm Crawl: Corn & More feature on a smartphone to see what is currently growing on the Farm. Note this feature works best June-October.  

Girl standing with a tool in the farm fields

Farm Map