Minnesota Landscape Arboretum opens all trails, gardens and collections

The next phase of the Arboretum's reopening will begin Friday.
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The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will reopen all of its trails, gardens and collections on Friday, further expanding its available attractions after partially reopening in spring.

The Arboretum will begin the next phase of its reopening plan, which also includes the Oswald Visitor Center. As part of this phase, 200 tickets will be made available per half hour time slot. The Arboretum will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

Tickets must be purchased in advance of the visit, which you can do here.

The latest reopening phase will include the new Farm at the Arb, Lake Tamarack, On-Leash Dog Commons and Spring Peeper Meadow. the Andersen Horticultural Library will open Saturday. Three-Mile Drive will also be available to bicycle users as well as drivers.

Still closed due to the lack of social distancing/sanitizing options are the Tashjian Bee & Pollinator Discovery Center, the Learning Center, the Maze, the Willow Sculpture, the Green Play Yards, Cafe, and Berens Cabin. 

“We are thrilled to be able to offer members and visitors more access to almost a complete re-opening of the grounds, plus more tickets and longer days to visit the Arboretum this summer,” said Arboretum Director Peter Moe in a statement.

Rentals and reservations are available for outdoor ceremonies of fewer than 50 people. Activities including yoga and photography classes are also now allowed.

These changes mark the latest in a gradual reopening for the Arboretum. Its Three-Mile drive saw a massive rush of ticket sales when it opened for the first time in April.

In May, the Arboretum opened up four of its paths to visitors.

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