Support the healing power of nature at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum!
Connection to nature is essential to human health and wellbeing. Support the Arboretum and keep 1200 acres of healing nature open to all.
We rely on philanthropy and sales to fund approximately 90% of our budget - dollars that are translated into education, gardens, and collections, membership and donor services, research, communication, events, and more.
Gifts to the Arboretum ensure that:
- Our 28 Gardens, 45 Collections, 18 Displays, and Model Landscapes including 5,000 plant species are maintained at the Arboretum’s high standards as one of the premier horticultural field laboratories and public displays in the country.
- In a typical year, our Education Programs utilize our gardens as a living laboratory for learning. These programs serve 100,000 individuals of all ages via year-round Field Trips, weekend drop-in activities, and a Green Play Yard. Outreach Programs including the PlantMobile and the Growing Good Urban Outreach Program, serving children in some of the Twin Cities’ lowest-income neighborhoods, providing curriculum and expertise in gardening, plant science, youth development, and more.
- Our Research Programs continue to develop cold-hardy fruit and landscape plants, including 155 varieties to date; and our Plant Conservation Program continues to lead efforts in the Upper Midwest in endangered plant species research, conservation, and restoration.
The Arboretum's mission is to welcome, inform and inspire all through outstanding displays, protected natural areas, horticultural research, and education, and it is a unit of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) at the University of Minnesota
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose role is to increase philanthropy and revenue to fund the Arboretum's operations, programs, research, and community outreach efforts.