Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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.   

Winter Lights 2021

Winter Lights 2021

Our popular Winter Lights display has now returned as a walking tour now through Jan. 2. Tickets are on sale now. Read More

Holiday Boutique at the AppleHouse

Holiday Boutique

Arboretum Member Double Discount Days - Nov. 22-30! 
Arboretum Members receive 20% off all merchandise at AppleHouse and the Arboretum Gift and Garden Store!

The Arboretum’s Applehouse has been transformed into the Holiday Boutique, featuring unique gift items, holiday decor, seasonal produce and more.  Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week.  The AppleHouse is 1.5 miles west of the Arboretum off Highway 5 and Rolling Acres Road.

No reservation or membership is needed for the AppleHouse!  Apples, squash and grapes are still available!  Call our Apple Hotline at 612-301-3487 for the daily update.

Teo Nguyen: A Reflection on Being

Teo Nguyen

Teo Nguyen’s Arboretum exhibition brings his stunning large-scale photorealistic paintings into the Reedy gallery, allowing viewers to interact with natural beauty in an intimate setting. Read More

Employment Opportunities


We currently have a variety of exciting full-time, part-time and seasonal job opportunities available.   Join our community and work with purpose. Click here to visit our employment page for position details and application information.

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 and point you toward our winter trails and other important places. Click here to use the map.

Don't forget your face coverings

face masks

As a part of the University of Minnesota, the Arboretum is following the University of Minnesota's guidance to wear face coverings indoors. Please bring a mask or face covering to wear inside the Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building.  Read More

Shop the Gift and Garden Store

Gift and Garden Store Entrance

Arboretum Member Double Discount Days - Nov. 22-30! 
Arboretum Members receive 20% off all merchandise at the Gift & Garden Store and at the Arboretum AppleHouse!  

Find seasonal decor for the holidays or select the perfect gift for everyone on your list. The Gift and Garden Store is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily and during Winter Lights evenings to visitors with Arboretum reservations.  Read More

Winter Music Series


The Arboretum’s Winter Music Series is back! Enjoy live music from local performers and community groups throughout November and December. Concerts are included with Arboretum admission.  Read More

15 Things to do in November

November Things to Do

As the seasons change, connect with nature this month at the Arboretum.  Read More

Growing with Virge Klatt

Growing with Virge Klatt

Meet the research professional who cares for thousands of woody plants as a part of the Horticultural Research Center’s Woody Landscape Plant Breeding and Genetics Program.  Read More

Register for the ProHort Online Core Course

Pro Hort

The ProHort series opens Jan 6, 2022 and contains 14 modules of at-your-own-pace professional level horticulture knowledge that you can apply to your home garden.  Read more

Garden Rules and Etiquette

Best Garden Contest

Please help us protect and maintain the gardens and collections for the enjoyment for all visitors.  Read More