Friends of the Linnaeus Arboretum

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Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum supports the education, conservation, and horticultural activities of the Arboretum.

We believe natural space is essential for a well-rounded education, a deep appreciation of nature, and a lifetime of environmental stewardship. We cherish the Linnaeus Arboretum as a unique place—an outdoor laboratory, a space to escape, to explore, to learn, to grow.

Our contributions provide environmental education experiences for thousands of students and guests. Our goal is to establish within them an understanding and appreciation of nature and the importance of environmental ethics and conservation."

Our support preserves 135 acres of forests, prairies, wetlands, gardens, trails, and more—a place where students, visitors, and families can connect with nature, and each other. Become a member today!

All member supporter levels incorporate a $60 membership fee, which includes various benefits!

Membership Benefits:
  • A biannual mailing of the Twinflower, the Arboretum’s newsletter
  • Invitations to member-exclusive events throughout the year
  • Free access or discounts on Arboretum events and tours that require a registration fee, such a Soup & Sandwich Seminars
  • Discounts on Melva Lind Interpretive Center rentals for meetings, weddings, rehearsal dinners, reunions, etc.
  • Discounts at area garden centers and florist stores in St. Peter (Traverse des Sioux Garden Center) and Mankato (Edenvale, Green Thumb); learn more here!
  • A 30% discount coupon for the campus bookstore, the Book Mark.
  • Participation in the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program: This involves free (or discount) admission to other gardens and arboreta belonging to the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). Refer to the Reciprocal Admissions Program for a list of the nearly 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands that are members of the RAP.(Please note: Under the Program’s guideline, this excludes the MN Landscape Arboretum which falls within the 90-mile radius.)
  • A chance to support environmental education opportunities for students and learners of all ages!

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