Flora and Fauna: Life at the Arboretum

Images of our beloved MN Landscape Arboretum have never been more important to share. For this reason, it is with

  • 03/01/2021

Winter Lights 2020: Winter in Bloom

The Arboretum’s popular outdoor walking tour of Winter Lights returns with thrilling new light displays, including a new 22 foot

  • 11/19/2020

Artists Rx: Responses during Covid-19

Even while isolating at home, many artists did not stop creating. The art in this exhibit – many rooted in

  • 10/23/2020

Opening the Door to Wilderness

Why are the terms “explore,” “conquer,” and “discover” so prevalent when we talk about the outdoors? These terms are callbacks to colonialism and the so-called Age of Discovery.

  • 09/22/2020

Climate Consciousness: A Crescendo of Women’s Voices

In 2009, I was dragged into a new reality — one in which restoring Minnesota’s Northwoods to its historical grandeur is not possible due to the state’s fast-warming climate.

  • 06/24/2020

Tapestry: In Nature

Lisa McKhann: Going to Ground Recently, when it was cold and blustery outside, my cat and I shared a sunbeam

  • 05/14/2020

Arboretum MapleFest Pancake Breakfast

Join us for the Annual MapleFest Pancake Breakfast! The event runs from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm on Saturday, March

  • 03/28/2020

Arboretum Art Galleries for the Season

Get out of the cold, and visit the MN Landscape Arboretum’s many galleries. Here is a sample in three galleries,

  • 02/19/2020
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Witness Waves

My first memory of creating art was as a three-year-old. I took my mother’s food coloring collection — the type

  • 12/23/2019
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Into the Wild

Last summer, our Girl Scout troop went on a three-day trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. None of

  • 12/23/2019


Allison Austin grew up in a rural environment near Dayton, Minnesota. As a 7-year-old, she spent hours crushing herbs and

  • 08/01/2019

What Our Parks Need

I grew up in Homewood, a planned neighborhood located in the Willards Hay area of North Minneapolis, which is about

  • 05/01/2019