The MN Landscape Arboretum is a great place to wander. Located in Chanhassen, not far from the Eden Prairie border. With over 1,2oo acres to explore, filled with gardens, trees, flowers and more. Typically there’s an admission fee, however on a few occasions it’s free to enter. One of those such occasions is National Public Garden Day, taking place this Friday May 6th. If you can’t make it on Friday, then perhaps you can find a Monday to go between now and Oct. FREE admission on the 3rd Monday of each month, from noon – 6 p.m.
Mission & History
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a top visitor attraction in the metro area, is more than 1,200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods and miles of trails. As a premier northern garden, the Arboretum was borne out of the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center and established in 1958, with the Men’s Garden Club of Minneapolis, Lake Minnetonka Garden Club, Minnesota State Horticultural Society and other community supporters credited with promoting the arboretum idea, raising funds and looking for a site, as a gift to the University of Minnesota. The Arboretum is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.
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Kristi is married with twin girls in high school. She grew up on a small dairy farm, but now lives in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities. She enjoys finding free or thrifty things to do whether they are outings close to home or last minute adventures to far-away places.
Kristi can also be found enjoying estate sales, attempting to garden, volunteering in the wetlands or a favorite thrift store, or maybe just enjoying a good play in one of the many theatre venues in the area.