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.   

Winter at the Arb

Ski Trails

Don’t let chilly temperatures push you indoors this winter. Check winter conditions from home and decide if you want to experience the beauty of the Arb’s winter landscape by car, on foot, ski or snowshoe. Conditions are updated daily. Click here to check conditions.

12 Things to do in March

12 Things to do in March

March provides your last chance to soak up the beauty of winter, and your first opportunity to note the coming spring. Take one last trek on our Winter Trails, taste the Arb’s sweet Maple syrup and find renewal at a Spring Yoga Retreat with us this month. Read more.

MapleFest Pancakes To Go

MapleFest Pancakes To Go

Join us on March 27 for our annual celebration of the maple syrup season! We have an array of maple-related products to purchase in our Gift and Garden Store, a new, self-guided digital tour with maple-syrup-themed stops and a pancake breakfast to go. More information.

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 Sunday, March 7.  More information.

Bud Break

Bud Break

Join us for Bud Break on May 2, 2021! To keep everyone safe this year we are offering an all-day event with three race options and timed starts so you can choose what works best for you. Kids can get in on the fun, too, with a special 1K race. More 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.

Shop: Puzzles


Fight cabin fever with a new puzzle and fresh set of playing cards. Our Gift & Garden Store features a variety of puzzles for every level with beautiful images and illustrations of nature. A new deck of playing cards, featuring vibrant images of flora and fauna, will liven up your card games.

Free Admission For Educators

Free Admission for Teachers

We are honoring our community’s innovative educators who are working hard across in-person and virtual mediums to educate students during the pandemic with two free tickets to visit the Arb.Click here for more information.

Growing With John Thull

John Thull

John Thull’s work as a research professional at the Horticultural Research Center for the past 15 years has provided him an opportunity to watch and taste as the University’s development of cold-hardy grapes has revolutionized the wine industry in cold climates. Read more.

Breakout Creations: DASKARONE - Art of Graffiti

Peyton Scott Russell

We are proud to announce a solo exhibition of Peyton Scott Russell (aka Sprayfinger) through March 14. Peyton became the first “graffiti artist” in Minneapolis creating multiple graffiti murals while celebrating graffiti art and culture. Read more about the exhibit.

Flora and Fauna: Life at the Arboretum

APS Show

Images of our beloved Arboretum have never been more important. For this reason, it is with great excitement that we bring you the opportunity to browse the 13th Annual Arboretum Photographers Society juried images from home. Explore the exhibit online.

Online and At-Home Classes


Are you looking for a way to earn more about plants and the natural world around you from home? We're offering a variety of classes, webinars, workshops, and educational activities for kids from the comfort of your home or local nature area! More information.