Arboretum News

Arb Links, vol. 50

Catch up on Arboretum news.

Visiting the Arboretum: All members and visitors need to make a reservation in advance of their visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. We hope to see you soon!

Sunset at the Arboretum’s Lake Tamarack property on Aug. 3. Photo by Aldo Abelleira.

Read about the Arboretum in the news:

Drought impact felt throughout southwest metro. (Southwest News Media, July 28)

Escaping the heat at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (KMSP Fox-9, July 28)

-First Place in Fall Destination, Second Place in Fall Fun and Second Place in Nature Preserve in Star Tribune Minnesota’s Best. (Star Tribune, Aug. 1)

-Top 20 Places to Take Kids in and around the Twin Cities. (

Drought Forces MN Landscape Arboretum To Prioritize Watering Rarer Plants Over Grass. (WCCO-TV, July 28)

Inside ABT’s Cross-Country Bus Tour, Part II: Iowa City, Chicago and Minneapolis. (Pointe, July 28)

Wild and Wonderful exhibit at Arboretum. (Southwest News Media, Aug. 3)

It was one hot evening – literally and figuratively – as guests sampled food and beverages from 45 different restaurants, food trucks, breweries, cideries and wineries at Taste & Toast on July 28. Photo by Todd Mulvihill.

Catch up on the Arboretum blog:

Improvements to Arboretum Timed Ticket Reservation System. (Aug. 4)

Growing with Sharon Pew. (Aug. 3)

Tour the Arboretum’s Pine Collection. (July 30)

Rusty Patched Bumble Bees at the Arb. (July 29)

19 Things to do in August 2021. (July 28)

-Nature Notes from Minnesota Master Naturalists: Bog Delights (Aug. 2), Garden Guests & Gifts (Aug. 2) and Winged and Petaled Wonders (July 26).

Arboretum Annual Garden on Aug. 2. Photo by Liz Potasek.

Stories of interest from our University partners:

Aim for zero weed seed rain. (Yard & Garden News, July 28)

The Basics of Bumble Bee Watching. (Bell Museum Blog, July 27)

Carnivorous Plants in Minnesota. (Bell Museum Blog, July 26)

Smart irrigation technology for lawns. (Yard & Garden News, July 27)

Vegetables Not Yielding Well? Blame the Heat. (Fruit and Vegetable News, July 28)

Choosing Kiwiberry Varieties. (Fruit and Vegetable News, July 22)

Luciferin, the lights behind science and food security: Using fungi bioluminescence in plants could increase crop pollination for food production. (College of Biological Sciences, June 2021)

1 comment on “Arb Links, vol. 50

  1. Elizabeth Schwerm

    I average a weekly trip to the Arb. It is usually decided the day I go. Never once have I not been able to get the time I desired. If I’m meeting a friend or going with my husband, then it does require some planning but we have always been able to get the time we requested. It is such a small inconvenience for the betterment of all. Thanks Arboretum for all the peace and beauty you provide.

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