Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Our grounds and buildings are open by reservation only.

All members, visitors and children must make an online reservation and show their tickets at the gatehouse.

Click here to plan your visit and reserve your admission tickets.
 

In response to Governor Tim Walz’s November 18 executive order, we are temporarily closing Winter Lights starting Saturday, November 21 through Monday, November 30 while we work around the clock to deliver a new and safe drive-through experience, opening December 1. 

Please check arbwinter.umn.edu for more details as we’re able to make them available.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum welcomes, informs and inspires all through outstanding plant displays, protected natural areas, horticultural research and innovative education. We strive to create a welcoming space to learn from and connect with nature.

Founded in 1958, we are a member-driven non-profit with more than 1,200 acres of professionally-maintained gardens, rare plant collections and accessible trails. As a part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) at the University of Minnesota, the Arboretum is engaged in cold-hardy plant research and has developed 27 commercial apples, including Honeycrisp, Haralson and First Kiss®. In 2019, USA Today readers named the Arboretum the best botanical garden in North America.   

Digital Map

digital map

Use our digital map to easily navigate our magnificent gardens, tree collections, model landscapes, and more. A location button will locate you on the grounds and help you find amenities such as bathrooms and parking areas, as well as point you toward the best fall colors and other important places at the Arb. Click here to use the map.

AppleHouse Holiday Boutique

Holiday Boutique

The AppleHouse you know and love has been transformed into the AppleHouse Holiday Boutique. You'll find fabulous specialty food items, winter wear, puzzles, kid's gifts, gift baskets and much more for holiday entertaining and giving. We'll have limited varieties of our famous apples, too. Open 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., daily. Read more.

10 Things to Do at the Arb in November

10 things for november

October snow brought wintery vibes to the landscape a bit earlier than anticipated, but there’s no need to hibernate. Enjoy the beauty of the winter landscape in the gardens, take an online class, get a jump start on holiday shopping or cozy up in the Andersen Horticultural Library and find dinner inspiration with the library’s latest exhibit. Read more.

Recipes from Food in the Library?!

cookbooks

 The Andersen Horticultural Library's new exhibit features a variety of recipes, including these recipes for Chickpea Tomato Soup with Garlic-Rubbed Bread and Beet Greens, Mashed Chipotle Sweet Potatoes with Sage, and Wild Rice Breakfast. Food in the Library?! is on display November 6, 2020 through March 17, 2021. Read more.

Yoga in the Gardens

Yoga

Join us virtually for Yoga in the Gardens. Virtual yoga options are available through the end of the year to help keep your mind and body healthy and balanced. Our next class is Sunday, December 6.  More information.

Mindfulness in Nature

Nature

We know that mindfulness can impact the wellbeing of an individual. But did you know it has the potential to transform how we cope with the pandemic? We know how to wash our hands, mask-up and distance ourselves six feet, but what about when feelings of despair get in the way? This is where mindfulness in nature comes in! Read more.

Artists Rx: Responses During Covid-19 Exhibit

Artists Rx

With audiences isolating at home, venues shuttered and events canceled, the pandemic ushered in an eerie, unprecedented time. However, this did not stop artists from creating. The artworks in this exhibition are joined by the desire to find connection and joy often amidst isolation and fear. See the exhibit in the Reedy Gallery. Learn more.

Growing With Matt Horth

Matt Horth

These days you might find Horticulturist Matt Horth stringing the lights for our annual Winter Lights: Winter in Bloom display, but most often you’ll find Horth in the Japanese Garden, Hosta Glade and Woodland Azalea Garden. “I get to take care of the koi fish and prune trees and shrubs,” he says. Keep reading.

Online and At-Home Classes

gardening

Are you looking for an online photography class or learn more about plants and the natural world around you? We're offering a variety of Arboretum-inspired classes, webinars, workshops, and educational activities for kids from the comfort of your home or local nature area! More information.

Winter Lights 2020: Winter in Bloom

winter lights

Winter Lights is completely sold out! Thank you to everyone who bought tickets. We are truly humbled by your support. If you weren't able to get tickets this season, or if you want to see what to expect this year, check out our virtual tour of this year's light display here next week!