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Yoga in the Gardens

Thursdays and Sundays throughout 2023

With over 1,200 acres of breathing room, including peaceful indoor spaces, the Arboretum serves as a refuge to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit in one of the greenest spaces in Minnesota. Our Yoga in the Gardens series features year-round wellness classes led by local instructors.

Edible Plants Short Course (Online Self-Paced Modules) from UofMN Extension Arboretum

April 19 - September 30, 2023

Boost your edible garden expertise! Gain access to the best practices for growing vegetables and fruits in Minnesota with guidance from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the University of Minnesota Extension. You will learn how to set your garden up for success by understanding the basics and specifics of soil and fertilizing, plant diseases, insect pests, weeds, and more!.

Portraits of the Plots: Biodiversity at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve by Don Luce

May 19 - July 26

Don Luce presents a series of paintings that capture the character of the individual test plots that make up Cedar Creek’s Big Biodiversity (Big Bio) experiment, one of the first studies to quantitatively demonstrate the importance of protecting our Earth’s amazing biological diversity.

Music in the Gardens

Thursdays & Sundays; June 1-August 31

Enjoy live music throughout the summer at the Ordway Picnic Shelter and/ or nearby overlook.

Master Gardener Conference

Friday, June 2, 2023,12:30–4:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 3, 2023 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Keynote speakers 신 선 영Sun Yung Shin and Kelly Norris headline an unforgettable weekend of break-out sessions and connections with fellow volunteers.

Green Bean Family Garden Time at the Arboretum

Saturdays, June 3 and 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

For ages 5-11 with adult(s). Visit self-paced themed stations with supplies and activities in the Children’s Garden, where staff will help you learn, create, discover, and explore together.

Sustainability Opportunities for Agricultural Research (SOAR) - Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) Summer Program 2023

June 5 - August 11, 2023

The SOAR-REEU program provides summer undergraduate research opportunities in science and sustainable food systems research. The program will provide up to 10 full-time summer research positions to undergraduate students during the summer of 2023.

Mothers in Academia

June 8, 11 a.m.–Noon

The purpose of Mothers in Academia is to build community, support, and resources for new, current, expecting, and future mothers at the University of Minnesota.

BBE Golf Outing

June 8, Noon-5 p.m.

Bike the Arb

June 10, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Join us for Bike the Arb! Cyclists are encouraged to leave behind their cars for the day and bike to the Arboretum by utilizing Highway 5 Regional Trail.