The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum welcomes Chanhassen residents to the annual Chanhassen/Carver County Day at the Arboretum. Chanhassen residents receive free gate admission, which includes the summer sculpture exhibit 'Origami in the Garden', plus a guided walk of the gardens at 11am and 1pm. A gallery show, Inside Out, accompanies the exhibition and is in the Reedy Gallery in the Visitor's Center. The Arboretum grounds are open 8am - 8pm.
Bagels, coffee, water, and juice will be served at 9:45am, followed by a brief program from city, county and Arboretum officials at 10am in the Visitors Center.
Activities for children include Storytime at 11am plus coloring stations including a special Arboretum coloring book to take home. Visitors can also experience the beauty of the gardens in full bloom, the Learning Center and its Green Play Yard (for children 5 and under). Kids can paint with water, go in playhouses and have lots of fun!
10am: Local and Arboretum officials welcome residents
11am: Tour of summer gardens with guide, meet at Information Desk
11am: Storytime for kids, Reedy Gallery
1pm: Tour of summer gardens with guide, meet at Information Desk
8pm: Arboretum closes for day
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.