Farm at the Arboretum
Parking & Access Directions
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.
Access the Farm directly via the gate off 82nd Street
This gated entrance is used year-round for Farm-based educational classes, groups, and events where tickets are required for all members and guests, including Donor-Level members.
- 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.
- Follow the written instructions on the call box at the right to dial an attendant who can remotely open the gate for you. Please have your ticket barcode or class registration ready to read through the speaker to the attendant.
- When the gate opens, drive ahead to the parking lot. Parking is free in the lot.
Access the Farm on foot
Walkers can access the Farm via the 0.9-mile Farm Trail that starts at the Ordway Picnic Shelter and passes along the southern edge of Green Heron Pond.
Home to the historic Red Barn, the Bee Center, the Myers Education Center and demonstration plots, 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.