The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a great place to enjoy the beautiful last days of summer. It’s a wonderful place to take a stroll, linger and enjoy the beauty. The grounds of the arboretum public gardens are open every day from 8am through sunset. Besides the beautiful manicured lawns the Landscape arboretum features over 1000 acres of long strolling paths and hiking trails through stunning gardens, secluded groves and exhibits that change every season. This year’s exhibits include:
- Steel Roots – on exhibit till January. Consisting of 16 large scale sculptures that look like giant roots. This is a great exhibit for kids who love to walk underneath them.
- Reedy Gallery – on exhibit until November 20th. Includes a variety of talented artists who have painted trees.
- Uff-da Palace – on exhibit through 2011. A nature sculpture created from twigs, branches and sticks.
The Landscape Arboretum also has many events scheduled some of which have family friendly sections where children are encouraged to touch, explore and play.
For a listing of events or more information visit: http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/exhibitsandevents.aspx