Chanhassen Spotlight Business of the Month- Arboretum
One of Minnesota most scenic and popular outdoor destinations is located right in Chanhassen’s backyard- The Arboretum, a place for all seasons.
The Arboretum is a great place to head on a nice day regardless of your age as it features more than 1,100 acres of magnificent gardens, model landscapes, and natural areas-from woodlands and wetlands to prairie-with extensive collections of northern-hardy plants. Tour the Arboretum on 12.5 miles of garden paths and hiking trails. Walk the close gardens and walk or drive Three-Mile Drive to see more gardens and collections.
During the winter months there is limited access to Three-Mile Drive for vehicle traffic (pedestrian traffic remains open). Winter Wonder bus tours are available Thursdays and Saturdays (check times and fees at Visitor Center. Circulators offering step-on and step-off service to three destinations throughout the Arboretum will start in 2013.
The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Our mission is to be a growing resource for horticultural and environmental information, plant conservation, research and education; to inspire and delight a growing visitorship with quality plants in well-deisgned and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes and natural areas.
The Arboretum also host multiple events throughout the year as well as educational classes for any age from kids to adults.