Chanhassen Residents Can Enjoy a Free Day at the Arboretum

In Blog, Community News, Events, Things to Do on August 1, 2014 by Community Expert Team
Chanhassen Residents Can Enjoy a Free Day at the Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a well-known spot to garden enthusiasts of the metro area. It features more than 1,000 acres of gardens and tree collection, prairies and woods, and miles of trails. And on Friday Aug. 8, the Arboretum is holding Chanhassen/Carver County Day, with free admission for residents in those communities.

According to the City of Chanhassen’s website, residents can enjoy a number of interesting exhibits and activities things to do:

“Spend the day at the Arboretum exploring the summer exhibit, ‘Nature in Glass: The Wonders of Craig Mitchell Smith.’ Thirty-two unique and stunning glass sculptures will adorn the outdoor gardens and collections. These amazing, iridescent pieces are specifically designed by the artist to accentuate the Arboretum’s beautiful gardens.

“Also on display this summer is ‘Butterflies: Beauty in Flight’ in the Meyer-Deats Conservatory which will showcase live butterflies native to Minnesota.”

In the morning, people can enjoy complimentary coffee, juice, and bagels, followed by a welcome speech from Mayor Tom Furlong, and sentiments from county officials and Dr. Ed Schneider, the director of the Arboretum. There will also be free gift bags.

The Arboretum is located at 3675 Arboretum Dr.

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This local update courtesy of your Chanhassen Community Expert.

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