Mission & History

Arb Gate

Our Mission

At the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum we seek to: Welcome, inform and inspire all through outstanding displays, protected natural areas, horticultural research and education. 

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Our Story


Our Values


We are dedicated to conservation, the protection of plants, and deeper public understanding of the value, beauty and critical nature of plants in their lives.


We are a meaningful and core part of the community, reaching out to the natural world around us, accessible and welcoming to all.

Fiscal Responsibility

We are committed to sound financial practices and governance that supports our shared mission and vision while further assuring that the Arboretum continues to welcome, inform and inspire for generations to come.


We are dedicated to excellence through innovation, inspiration, creativity, research and professional development.


We are one Arboretum team, supportive, respectful of each other, aligned under our common vision as the premier northern landscape arboretum, welcoming all to enjoy, learn from and connect with nature.

Our Leadership

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is the product of hardwork coming from each and every one of our employeesand the leadership that guides our progress! 

To learn more about the minds behind the magic of the Arboretum, click here!

Our Funding

The Arboretum's annual operating budget is funded primarily by individual members, donors, and private foundations in the form of gifts and grants. 

Learn more about the Arboretum's operating and financial strategy here!