MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM FOUNDATION

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment

Location

3675 ARBORETUM DRCHASKA, MN 55318 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To welcome, inform and inspire all through outstanding displays, protected natural areas, horticultural research and education.

Description

Founded in 1958, The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a 1,200-acre public garden in Chaska, Minnesota, that attracts more than 500,000 visitors per year.
Gardens & Collections: The Arboretum has grown dramatically over the years to include 28 specialty gardens, 44 plant collections, more than 150 permanent works of art, 200 staff members and a stunning array of 5,900 unique species, cultivars and hybrids.
Education: As part of its mission, the Arboretum offers educational classes -in person and online- for more than 20,000 adults and children every year.
Research: As part of the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) at the University of Minnesota, the Arboretum is world-renowned for woody plant and fruit breeding research programs, including the commercial introduction of the Honeycrisp apple and more than 160 cold-hardy plant varieties developed at the Arboretum's Horticultural Research Center.

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