Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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.


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.   

Private Garden Tours

Garden Tours

Join us in July for the Auxiliary Private Garden Tours. These tours feature beautiful gardens, each with its own history and distinct beauty. Guests travel in air-conditioned motor coaches and tours are followed by a brunch, luncheon or hors d'oeuvres. Read more.

What's in Bloom


Plants and flowers all across our grounds come into bloom in their own time, bursting in kaleidoscopes of color as the temperatures warm. Check our What's in Bloom page between now and November, for highlights of what you can see now. Click here to see what's blooming.

May Markets

May Outdoor Markets

Join us for the inaugural May Markets as we host local craft and art vendors on select weekends in May. You'll find a wide variety of quality products available at the market, ranging from artisan foods and handmade jewelry to nature-inspired art and more. See the vendors.

Seasons of Trees Activities

Season of Trees

The Season of Trees is filled with fun, nature-based activities for the whole family. Our grounds offer a wonderful opportunity to experience a collection of rare and incredible tree species. We hope you are inspired and delighted as you explore our Season of Trees. Read more.

19 Things to do in May

May Things to do

Spring blooms are in full swing. We’re looking forward to the arrival of tulips, crabapples, lilacs and more this month. And the Maze Garden is open for the first time in a year — May is a great time to visit the Arboretum! Read more.

Birds of a Feather: Contemporary Avian Artists

Reedy Gallery

Birds provide inspiration for Kim Russell and Emily Donovan, the two contemporary artists featured in this exhibition on display in the Reedy Gallery until June 14. While inspired by ancient legacies in art, each uses wildly different techniques. More information about the exhibit.

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.

Growing with Bob Dressen

Bob Dressen

The new Farmer at the Arb Bob Dressen isn’t just planting fields, he’s also sharing the story of agricultural food production in Minnesota, helping visitors make the connection between what’s on their plate and the work it took to get there. Read more.

Yoga in the Gardens


Join us virtually for Yoga in the Gardens. Virtual yoga options are currently available to help keep your mind and body healthy and balanced. Classes are free for Arb members included with paid gate admission for non-members. Our next class is Thursday, May 20.  More information.

52nd Auxiliary Plant Sale

53rd Arboretum Auxiliary Plant Sale

Shop a stellar selection of sun and shade plants, curated grasses, heirloom vegetables, herbs, native plant species and more at this year's plant sale on May 8 and 9. You must book a free reservation to shop. More information.

StoryTime at Home


StoryTime with the Andersen Horticultural Library has gone virtual! Join our library staff online for a weekly installment of StoryTime at Home. New StoryTime videos are posted every Thursday morning. Click here to watch.

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.