Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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United States of America - Minnesota - Chaska

Institution Code: MLARB

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

About the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Arboretum features more than 1,000 acres of magnificent gardens, model landscapes, and natural areas-from woodlands and wetlands to prairie-with extensive collections of northern-hardy plants. Tour the Arboretum on 12.5 miles of garden paths and hiking trails. Walk the close gardens and bike, walk or drive Three-Mile Drive to see more gardens and collections.

The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is part of the Department of Horticultural Science within the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Our mission is to provide a community and national resource for horticultural and environmental information, research and public education; to develop and evaluate plants and horticultural practices for cold climates; and to inspire and delight all visitors with quality plants in well-designed and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes, and conservation areas.

Main Address:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Minnesota 55318-9613 United States of America

Telephone: (952) 443-1400
Fax: (952) 443-2521
URL: www.arboretum.umn.edu
Primary Email: arbinfo@umn.edu

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Peter Moe , Director
    Curator's Name: David Stevenson, Curator of Collections
    Plant Records Officer's Name: David Stevenson

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1958
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 405 Hectares
    Latitude: 44.8621324
    Longitude: -93.6162940
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 300000
    Number of Volunteers: 190

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Acer (11 spp., 30 taxa), Betula (16 spp., 20 taxa), Fraxinus (10 spp., 30 taxa), Quercus (10 spp., 20 taxa), Tilia (6 spp., 20 taxa), Hosta (200 taxa), Lilium (100 taxa), Malus (225 taxa), Pinus (100 taxa), Rosa (shrub and old fashioned - 100 taxa), Syrin

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes