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!
Editor’s Note: Arboretum member Lisa Seekins gave us permission to share her poem connected to the pictures she’s taken of her daughter and her daughter’s friends and family at the Arboretum throughout the years. If you have a story or photo to share about your Arboretum experience, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arboretum Story in Pictures
By Lisa Seekins
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a place to contemplate where you have been and
Gain a vision of the heights you may climb to get to where you are going.
A place for all seasons
And all weather to see
Everything that Mother Nature has for me.
Our friendship blooms and grows like a flower bud
In all of these ways
While in this magical world we explore
Our memorable time spent together during our Arboretum Days.
My friendships are strengthened in the lovely fresh air
Wandering, looking, and learning here
In this beautiful place
To Bring joy to our hearts and a glow to our face.
The dancing and movement I notice around
In the flowers’ soft voices low to the ground.
Enjoying a moment, quiet and still
Surrounded by the essence of the organic world
Peaceful, relaxing, and full of goodwill
So from the beginning to end, from the fall to winter and spring
Then summer so joyous with all the growing things
Aim for some time here alone or with family and friends.
Visit and then dream
And while you do that,
Be sure to stop and smell the flowers
No matter where they are at.