Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
We’re starting to reach the tail end of fall color season here in Minnesota, but there’s a spot in the metro where nature’s beauty is one display, year round. The Japanese Garden is the Arboretum’s most visited space and, even with leaves blanketing the ground, one the most beautiful.
It’s called “green infrastructure” and it can give communities new tools for managing runoff in the urban landscape. But the practice still isn’t the norm, so the 2014 Clean Water Summit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will try to change that.
There’s a new addition to the varied scenery at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum: the Harrison Sculpture Collection at the Arboretum’s highest physical point, with sculptures donated by Wayzata philanthropists Alfred and Ingrid Harrison, sculptures they’d collected from all over the world.
Here are some of the top spots in Minnesota to see amazing botanical gardens.
Visitors to the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum spent this Earth Day enjoying the sun and early spring scenery. Brian Smoliak, atmospheric scientist with the University of Minnesota, was also out on the grounds installing the last of 24 temperature sensors.
Women from all walks of agriculture will gather at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen on Wednesday for the 16th annual Minnesota Agri-Women’s spring leadership conference.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is offering free gate admission every day in January. Visitors who want to stay warm can view a 25-foot-tall tree covered with orchids in the Visitor Center Great Hall.
An annual holiday tradition that’s a favorite of mine is a visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for the Making Spirits Bright exhibit and related events.
You’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty. Here is just a sampling of events taking place around the state in the days after Thanksgiving.
Little ghosts and goblins are taking over the University of Minnesota’s Arboretum in Chaska this Halloween. The “Ar -BOO-retum” event will provide a safe, family friendly way to enjoy a day of Halloween fun for families and children.
August is shaping up as a busy month at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. The arboretum will host its first Art Crawl Through the Gardens on Aug. 17-18. Local arts and crafts will be on exhibit and for sale.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has gone live with its new “Osprey Cam.” It’s documenting the lives of an osprey couple nesting atop a pole on Horticultural Research Center land near Tamarack Lake in the Victoria area.
Treat your mom to a day out in Minnesota to celebrate all she does this Mother’s Day.
Ever felt like actually hugging a tree? Show up to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on Friday and you could be a part of history.
Attention, tree-huggers. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wants you.