Chanhassen and Carver County residents will get a free entry to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (8am-8pm) where they can meet city and county officials, have coffee, juice and bagels and take in the summer exhibits at the Arboretum.
Arboretum Director Peter Moe and other elected city and county officials will start the event with a public welcome to residents and visitors in the Oswald Visitor Center at 10 a.m. Enjoy complimentary coffee, juice and bagels during the welcome.
Activities throughout the day may include:
Storytime . in the Great Hall featuring books on bugs and plants suitable for the young and young at heart.
Join a free, guided garden highlights tour at 10:30am or 1pm.
Take a ride on the free BeeLine Shuttle, the new red Toro trams that carry guests around Three-Mile Drive. They pick up and drop off at shuttle stops every 20 minutes at the Home Demo Garden, Sculpture Garden and Maze Garden.
Pick up your free Tree Scavenger Hunt sheet at the Information Desk. Complete the hunt and receive a sweet reward!
Check out the amazing summer exihibit - Origami in the Garden!
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the largest public garden in the Upper Midwest and a premier northern arboretum, is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota, a community and national resource for horticultural and environmental information, research, and public education. Open 363 days a year, it is located 9 miles west of I-494 on Hwy 5 in Chanhassen.