Arboretum – Nature: Wild and Wonderful

Join the pack and mix an outdoor visit with an unexpected indoor gallery exhibit. Four renowned artists – Jackson Dainty,

  • 07/27/2021

The Wisdom of Nature

In her poignant memoir “Watershed”, Ranea Lenor Hanson points out that Minnesota is an apex whose rivers flow north to Hudson Bay, east through the Great Lakes, and south to the Gulf of Mexico. I rather enjoy the concept of our state being central to three directions. For me, it is a reminder that wherever you are in our state, there are three places you can flow.

  • 06/25/2021

Why Do You Connect with Nature?

Imagine you are on that departing spaceship. Will you suddenly panic at the loss of that smell that comes before rain?

  • 06/25/2021

Storying the Mississippi

Introduction written by Kristy Ornelas For the majority of my life, the faces I saw recreating and educating on the

  • 06/25/2021

Healing Trauma: Minnesota Black Land Trust

Why the land? Because Mother Earth can hold it.

  • 06/25/2021

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