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Wander Minnesota: December Festivities (Part 5)

As December draws to a close and the New Year arrives, there’s still plenty to do.

12/22/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Making Spirits Bright

One of my favorite places to visit at the holidays is the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The McGuinn Great Hall in the Oswald Visitor Center is the home of several beautifully decorated Christmas trees, often including items found on the Arboretum grounds.

12/18/2014

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Wander Minnesota: December Festivities (Week 2)

The holiday jollity continues… Chanhassen Making Spirits Bright Ongoing The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum features a lavish display in the Great Hall and the nearby grounds, as well as the traditional (and gorgeous) poinsettia tree. The […]

12/08/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Post-Turkey Thanksgiving Weekend Options

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.

11/24/2014

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Best Places For A Fall Marriage Proposal In Minnesota

The day you propose marriage is a day you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives. While we can’t assist with what you’ll say, we can help with the gorgeous autumn backdrop.

11/07/2014

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Guest Pass: 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.

10/23/2014

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Arboretum To Host Clean Water Summit

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.

09/11/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Sculptures @ MN Landscape Arboretum

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.

07/09/2014

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Best Botanical Gardens In Minnesota

Here are some of the top spots in Minnesota to see amazing botanical gardens.

06/20/2014

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Sensors Installed At MN Arboretum Could Help Improve Environment

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.

04/22/2014

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Conference Focuses On Women In Agriculture

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.

03/31/2014

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Minn. Arboretum Offers Free Gate Admission In Jan.

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.

01/01/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Making Spirits Bright

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.

12/17/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Thanksgiving Weekend Alternatives

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.

11/25/2013

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Landscape Arboretum Hosting ‘Ar-Boo-Retum’ Halloween

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.

10/31/2013

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Arboretum To Host Art crawl, Open Sculpture Garden

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.

08/03/2013

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Arboretum Goes Live With ‘Osprey Cam’

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.

06/08/2013

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Best Mother’s Day Events In Minnesota

Treat your mom to a day out in Minnesota to celebrate all she does this Mother’s Day.

05/10/2013

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Aims For World Tree Hugging Record

Ever felt like actually hugging a tree? Show up to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on Friday and you could be a part of history.

05/09/2013

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Minn. Arboretum Wants To Break Tree-Hug Record

Attention, tree-huggers. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wants you.

05/08/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Mother’s Day Ideas

It’s only a couple of weeks until Mother’s Day. Have you made plans for the special mom in your life? If you’d like some ideas of things to do besides go out to eat, consider one of these options.

04/23/2013

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Arb Doubles As Ultimate Dog Park

For four legged friends, arboretums are the ultimate dog park.

04/07/2013

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Best Minnesota Easter Events For Kids 2013

This spring, load up the family and check out one of Minnesota’s best Easter events for kids.

03/29/2013

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Arboretum Says It’s Time To Think About Gardening

Minnesota is still firmly in the grip of winter, but the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum says it’s time to think about gardening.

02/22/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Making Spirits Bright

One of my favorite places to visit this time of year is the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, because it’s the time of year when the Arboretum’s staff and volunteers put on the annual holiday extravaganza known as Making Spirits Bright.

12/21/2012

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