The Minnesota State Horticulture Society conceived the idea of the Arboretum in 1955. Started in 1958, The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is part of the Department of Horticultural Science within the College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota. The mission of the Arboretum is to: "provide a community and a national resource for horticultural and environmental information, research and public education; to develop and evaluate plants and horticultural practices for cold climates; and to inspire and delight all visitors with quality plants in well-designed and maintained displays, collections, model landscapes, and conservation areas." The initial designs for the Arboretum were done by Hare and Hare of Kansas City. Today the Arboretum offers more than 1,000 acres, with a wide variety of gardens and natural spaces including a Hosta Glade, the Sisui Fei Japanese Garden of Pure Water, Rose Gardens, a Sensory Garden, Wetlands, Prairies and many other perennial/annual display gardens.
Person(s) and/or organization(s) related to the property include(s): Department of Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota (owner, 1958-present); and Hare and Hare (designers).
The folder includes a worksheet, brochure, and copies of articles.
Garden featured in Susan Davis Price, Minnesota Gardens: An Illustrated History (Afton Historical Society, 1995)pp. 113-115