Arboretum News

Free Arb Admission with Food Donation on Nov. 25

The Arboretum is teaming up with KARE-11’s Belinda Jensen to support Second Harvest Heartland. Belinda Jensen’s #TeamBel wants to collect the most food for local families, and we need your help! Donate one non-perishable food item (or more!) on Monday, Nov. 25, and get in free to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for the day! (Members are welcome to donate, too!)

The Arboretum is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 25. Please bring in your food donation(s) and drop off in the collection bins at the Oswald Visitor Center before 4:30 p.m.

The Arboretum will be beautifully decorated for the holidays indoors and out. See our stunning 25-foot tall live poinsettia tree and towering evergreens decorated with nature-inspired ornaments, thousands of fairy lights and paper stars.

The Great Hall of the Oswald Visitor Center decorated for the holidays in 2018.
Photo by Todd Mulvihill.

Have lunch in the cafe and see two new art shows, Wide Open Spaces, featuring artists Ben Peyer, Allan Servoss and Cameron Zebrun, and Our Responsibility: Preserve the Earth in the Cafe gallery.

Shop in the Gift & Garden Store where Arb members get a double discount of 20% off purchases from Nov. 22-Dec. 8.

The Arboretum’s Gift & Garden Store is well-stocked with holiday decor and plenty of gift ideas. Photo by Deb Frymet.

Take a walk, visit the Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center or Learning Center, or check out the warm and wonderful conservatory! Come on out to help #TeamBel and local families in need. 

On Nov. 26, Belinda and Grow With Kare’s Bobby Jensen will be at Kowalski’s Market in Shoreview from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. collecting donations, too. Individuals and groups can participate! Make a financial donation and read more about the food drive at

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