The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is always a great place to visit, but is even more amazing when the admission is free. Normally admission is $12 per person for those over the age of 13. Today May 8th is National Public Gardens Day and gate admission will be free for the entire day. To see the complete schedule of special events for the day go here.
Now in its seventh year, National Public Gardens Day celebrates the vital role public gardens play in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education. More than 500 North American public gardens are participating in this special day, which was initiated by the American Public Gardens Association in partnership with NPGD official sponsor Rain Bird irrigation products.
“National Public Gardens Day is a great time for families and enthusiasts to enjoy the Arboretum gardens and learn about our educational outreach and research efforts,” said Ed Schneider, Arboretum director. “Our mission is to engage and educate the public on the irreplaceable value of plants.”