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About Minnesota Landscape Arboretum More than 1,200 acres worth of gardens, prairies, and woodland trails grace the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Upwards of 5,000 plant species call the arboretum home, including trees, shrubs, and Minnesota’s state flower, the Showy Lady’s Slipper. Expert naturalists happily lead visitors through the verdant space via tram or on foot, though guests can also go it alone along the arboretum’s 12.5 miles of trails and walkways. Journeys can lead anywhere from the boardwalk running through Green Heron Pond’s bog to Color Me Spring’s vibrant stretch of thousands of annuals. Amongst these pillars of the natural world stand sculptures made by world-renowned artists. More manmade artwork awaits inside the arboretum’s two galleries, which host seasonal displays of watercolors, acrylics, and photography. Guests can also get involved with the arboretum by attending forums and symposia with scholars, or participating in classes that teach skills such as flower arranging or pruning magical beanstalks so giants can’t climb down. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Company Website
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Hours

More than 1,200 acres worth of gardens, prairies, and woodland trails grace the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Upwards of 5,000 plant species call the arboretum home, including trees, shrubs, and Minnesota’s state flower, the Showy Lady’s Slipper. Expert naturalists happily lead visitors through the verdant space via tram or on foot, though guests can also go it alone along the arboretum’s 12.5 miles of trails and walkways. Journeys can lead anywhere from the boardwalk running through Green Heron Pond’s bog to Color Me Spring’s vibrant stretch of thousands of annuals.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Hours

“Winter Light” is the arboretum’s first major outdoor, nighttime exhibition. While the arboretum has featured sculptures and gallery shows for years, the addition of the Harrison Sculpture Garden in 2013 attracted a new type of visitor, said Peter Moe, the arboretum’s director.
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Hours

The nature-inspired artistry of Minnesota artists are showcased in natural settings. Reedy Gallery in the Oswald Visitor Center features watercolors, oils and acrylics. Cafe Gallery features the annual juried show by the Arboretum Photographers Society to prints and paintings, and mixed media. Sales are through the Gift Store. A portion of proceeds benefit the Arboretum. For info on upcoming openings, Meet the Artist and gallery events, contact curator Wendy DePaolis at depao008@umn.edu. Photo by Dave Poplau.
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Hours

Make the Arboretum your place to experience nature and what’s happening outdoors this season with family and friends. Stop in the Oswald Visitor Center for garden map and brochures, latest nature notes, class schedules, member info, special events and exhibits. Purchase tram tickets at Info Desk during business hours (effective July 8, 2014, tram tickets are $5). Visitor shuttles from early May-late Oct. offer step-on, step-off service to explore the heart of the Arboretum. Advice from Master Gardeners every weekend. Gift Store and Cafe open daily. Call 952-443-1400 for pre-recorded message.
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Hours

General Information Make the Arboretum your place to experience nature and what’s happening outdoors this season with family and friends. Stop in the Oswald Visitor Center for garden map and brochures, latest nature notes, class schedules, member info, special events and exhibits. Purchase tram tickets at Info Desk during business hours (effective July 8, 2014, tram tickets are $5). Visitor shuttles from early May-late Oct. offer step-on, step-off service to explore the heart of the Arboretum. Advice from Master Gardeners every weekend. Gift Store and Cafe open daily. Call 952-443-1400 for pre-recorded message. Starting Nov. 2016 and through March 2017, enjoy FREE admission on the 3rd Monday of each month, from noon – 4 p.m. The 3rd Thursdays free admission program is now discontinued.
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Hours

As darkness falls, the lights grow more brilliant. Thousands of glowing stems seem to sprout from the flower beds at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, their colors slowly shifting, their twisted cords gleaming like roots not quite of this world.
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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Hours

Munro’s journey to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum began, in many ways, in 1984. He lived in Sydney, Australia, at the time. One day something in a store window caught his eye — and changed his life.
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Arboretum members receive free admission to the Arboretum and 270 other U.S. gardens; invitations to member previews; early notice of adult gardening and hands-on family programs; a bi-monthly award-winning newsletter; and discounts on Gift Shop and Apple House purchases, gardening class fees, travel tours and facility rentals. (No other discounts apply.)

Beginning to Bloom! (Updated April 14) – Early spring blooms are starting to be seen across the Arboretum grounds. Crocus can be seen coming through the lawn in the Home Demo Garden, as well as those shown below in the Rock Garden next to the Japanese Garden. The pastel colors and gentle beauty of the European Pasque Flower will delight visitors to the Slade Perennial Garden behind the Snyder Building. Last fall, 32,000 new early bulbs were planted in groupings throughout the Arboretum. Stop at the Information Desk in the Visitor Center to pick up an Early Spring Bulb Map before you head out to find these hardy early bloomers.

Beginning to Bloom! (Updated April 14) – Early spring blooms are starting to be seen across the Arboretum grounds. Crocus can be seen coming through the lawn in the Home Demo Garden, as well as those shown below in the Rock Garden next to the Japanese Garden. The pastel colors and gentle beauty of the European Pasque Flower will delight visitors to the Slade Perennial Garden behind the Snyder Building. Last fall, 32,000 new early bulbs were planted in groupings throughout the Arboretum. Stop at the Information Desk in the Visitor Center to pick up an Early Spring Bulb Map before you head out to find these hardy early bloomers. Check out the What’s In Bloom web page to see currently blooming plants. The Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building are currently open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. .
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Amongst these pillars of the natural world stand sculptures made by world-renowned artists. More manmade artwork awaits inside the arboretum’s two galleries, which host seasonal displays of watercolors, acrylics, and photography. Guests can also get involved with the arboretum by attending forums and symposia with scholars, or participating in classes that teach skills such as flower arranging or pruning magical beanstalks so giants can’t climb down.
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The Bruce Munro: Winter Light at the Arboretum opened in mid-November and features seven illuminating exhibits throughout the grounds. The installations are the work of British artist, Bruce Munro, who is known for creating glowing immersive art. He’s built 12 exhibits around the country but this is his first light installation in Minnesota.

PattiCakes28 Shorewood, Minnesota Level Contributor 10 reviews 6 attraction reviews 2 helpful votes “My Haven” Reviewed March 21, 2017 Frequently walk the Arboretum to enjoy whatever may be in season and to just be immerse in beauty. I Like to sit in the restaurant over a cup of soup or one of the various sandwiches/salad choices while watching the birds through the windows. I have taken a number of classes and also frequent the gift shop for special items. Helpful? Thank PattiCakes28 Report

Munro designs each exhibition but leaves technical details to experts. Each show involves “literally a cast of hundreds,” he said. That cast took 2,700 hours to design and build the “Winter Light” exhibition, which uses 70 miles of optical fiber, in the United Kingdom. Re-creating it in Minnesota took another 3,200 hours.
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A reading and reference library specializing in horticulture, plant sciences, and natural history. Its rich collections serve not only as an educational resource for researchers, but are open to anyone interested in plants, gardening, botanical art, landscape design, garden history, floral design, and the natural history of Minnesota.
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Andersen Horticultural Library A reading and reference library specializing in horticulture, plant sciences, and natural history. Its rich collections serve not only as an educational resource for researchers, but are open to anyone interested in plants, gardening, botanical art, landscape design, garden history, floral design, and the natural history of Minnesota. Andersen Horticultural Library
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Andersen Horticultural Library A reading and reference library specializing in horticulture, plant sciences, and natural history. Its rich collections serve not only as an educational resource for researchers, but are open to anyone interested in plants, gardening, botanical art, landscape design, garden history, floral design, and the natural history of Minnesota.
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And he hopes there will be snow, sometime, around “The Good Seed.” Minnesota, he said, is as near as he will get to doing a Narnian piece in a Narnian landscape.
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This art installation, part of a new nighttime show at the arboretum in Chaska, came from the mind of Bruce Munro. It was inspired, like much of his work, by a moment.
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The British artist uses light to re-create those lightbulb moments. His massive, immersive installations pop up in unexpected places across the globe — including a wide swath of Australian desert — and exploit odd materials. “Winter Light at the Arboretum” involves hay bales. Clothespins. More than two dozen glowing, pulsing towers built with plastic water bottles.
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The arboretum’s art curator invited him to go snowshoeing, something he had never done before. They padded around on the trails, encountering a grove of maple trees, bright blue tubes tapped into them. “I saw these lines stuck into trees,” he said in an interview this month. “Tapping into trees and getting this golden liquid out was sort of lovely.

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