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Northland Arboretum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to getting the community involved in and aware of nature.  We have a wide, beautiful area for you and your family to explore.   Have a peaceful walk on our nature trails, or take your mountain bike for a ride.   Winter time?  We've got that covered too!   You can cross country ski on our spectacular groomed snow covered trails.   Snowshoe or winter hike on non-groomed trails.



Northland Arboretum had our 7th Annual MN Country Sampler Picnic last Wednesday.  Unfortunately, we barely got started and it started to down pour….NOT a good thing with a picnic going on…

Many of our wonderful vendors donated items for our country store silent auction are still available to bid on.

We have prepared a spot to have these silent auction items out in Northland Arboretum’s visitor center – so please stop on by, take a look at the items and place a bid…or two…or three…

We are posting photos of the silent auction items and what the bids currently are on our Facebook page CLICK HERE TO ENTER - AUCTION ENDS JULY 31 AT  4:30PM


Jack Pine Brewery box of goodies
Bacardi Cooler from Cashwise Liquor
Picnic Basket from Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
B&B Farmco Basket of Goodies
MN Backyard Birds Basket of Goodies
Crow Wing Food Coop Basket of Goodies
Tito’s Basket from Cashwise Liquor
Sunup Ranch Basket of Goodies
4 - $50 Prairie Bay Gift Certificates
2 – 1 nights stay, pizza and breakfast at Country Inn of Deerwood
Central Lakes College Basket of goodies
Prickly Pear Cactus in Cocoa Mug
Minnesota Twins photo collage signed by Tony Oliva


NOTICE! You are invited to a special tour of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN.
This is a tour you don’t want to miss out on. It is limited to 42 guests.
For more information on the tour CLICK HERE.


Lakes Area Sketching Group

Meet every other Thursday at Northland Arboretum starting July 23, 2015

9 am to 11:30 am

Come and sketch with local artists – held outside to enjoy the beauty of the Arboretum.
Will be held inside if weather does not cooperate.

For more information:
Contact Maggie at 218-839-4215 or email at maggief56@gmail.com


10 Plants that Changed Minnesota

Which plants changed Minnesota and transformed how we live today?

In 2012, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum asked the public to nominate plants for a state's Top 10 list based on their significant impact—positive or negative—on what we eat, the landscape, the economy, our culture, history and more. The initiative aims to build awareness of the crucial role plants play in nourishing and sustaining life on Earth.



How to get to Northland Arboretum during Excelsior Road Construction

Road construction has begun on Excelsior Road and will go through September.

How to get into the Northland Arboretum.

Follow the orange "Arboretum" detour signs off State Highway 210.
Detailed directions are as follows:

Take State Highway 210 to Baxter Drive (traffic signal) near the Baxter/Brainerd City Limits by Westgate Mall (east from 210/371 Intersection in Baxter)
Go north (left) at the signal off 210 at Baxter Drive (toward Pizza Hut and the Westgate Mall).
Take the first left (west) off Baxter Drive onto Fairview Road.
Follow Fairview Road to Conservation Drive and take a right.
Drive north on Conservation Drive up to the Northland Arboretum Visitor Center.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this construction time.

View image of directions to Northland Arboretum during road construction JPG

Directions to Northland Arboretum for print in PDF format


There has never been a better time to be a member of the Northland Arboretum.
We have joined the American Horticulture Society, Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). As a member it allows you to enjoy a network of 300 horticultural organizations and Arboretums worldwide. For more information visit our membership page by CLICKING HERE.


The Visitor Center and Compost area will also be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm until the end of September.

Visitor Center and Composte Area are open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 4:30 PM.


View Our July ArbLINK Newsletter


Thank you to all who attended, sponsored and volunteered at the
Sour Grapes Half and Half Trail Run here at Northland Arboretum.
Everyone had a great time and lots of sun!


Applications are available on-line if you are interested in becoming a Northland Arboretum Volunteer!  Click here


Our Operation: Grow and Learn program has started.
Here’s some before and after pictures of the work they’ve done in the gardens.


Last updated: 07/27/2015

Upcoming Events

07/30/2015 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
08/09/2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
08/23/2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
08/24/2015 - 3:00pm to 9:00pm

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