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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.


Enjoy Great Food, Entertainment and Family Fun!

Stroll through the grounds at the Arb, sampling fare from local restaurants, resorts and other Central Minnesota vendors specializing in delicious Minnesota treats!

Square Dancing - Pig Roast Dinner - Live Music
Childrens Games - Beer Tasting - Wine Tasting
Safari North Programs - Farmers Market
- Country Store - and more!

Tickets: $15 for adults - $5 for kids ages 5 to 15
kids under 4 are free

Tickets are available at Northland Arboretum


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.


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.

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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: 06/29/2015

Upcoming Events

07/15/2015 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
07/20/2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
07/27/2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
07/30/2015 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
08/09/2015 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

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