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

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


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

The Big Lake Effect

I grew up in a small northern Minnesota town that was rough around the edges. Even in the 1960s, in

  • 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

A New Point of View

“The thing I’ll miss the most is seeing the stars at night, because in the city you only see like one

  • 09/01/2018

Outward Bound for Girls: 1965

In 1965, in northern Minnesota, 24 teenage girls had an experience that changed their lives. For 30 days, they lived

  • 07/01/2018

Why Green Spaces Are White

Growing up in Duluth, patches of wilderness were around every corner. As a white woman, I had unlimited access to safe, green spaces. I

  • 07/01/2018