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Chanhassen-Carver County Day at the Arboretum
August 19, 2016
10:00 am
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Chanhassen and Carver County residents will get a free entry to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (8am-8pm) on Aug. 19 where they can meet city and county officials, have coffee, juice and bagels and take in two summer exhibits that are part of the Arboretum’s Super-Sized Summer.
Arboretum Interim Director Peter Moe will start the event with a public welcome to officials and residents in the Oswald Visitor Center at 10 a.m. Immediately following, gift bags will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Other highlights of the day include:
*Storytime at 10:30 a.m. in the Great Hall featuring books on bugs and plants suitable for the young and young at heart.
*A walking tour of nearby gardens will begin at 10:30 a.m.
*Savage Gardens and David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibits: Learn more about carnivorous plants with the interactive, larger-than-life Savage Gardens sculptures in the Visitor Center and conservatory. Six games for children are located in the Snyder Building Lobby and terrariums that house various carnivorous plants are located throughout the exhibit.
*In the gardens, visitors will find 10 delightful Big Bugs, all created by hand by sculptor David Rogers. Included are a 1,200 pound praying mantis, a dragonfly with a 17-foot wingspan and three giant ants, each 10-foot high. Great for photo opportunities and learning, brochures are available for each exhibit that includes educational information and games for kids.
*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.

Come and join your Chanhassen-Carver County neighbors for a day of fun and flowers at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum!

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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.