Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum

The Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum (FLA) have supported the goals of the Arboretum since 1989. When you become a member, you help support the educational and horticultural activities of the Arboretum and will be entitled to the following benefits of membership.

Membership Benefits

  • Free subscription to Twinflower, the Arboretum’s newsletter.
  • Free or 10% discount at special Arboretum events.
  • Free (or discount) admission to other gardens and arboreta belonging to the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program (RAP). Under the Program’s guideline this excludes the MN Landscape Arboretum which falls within the 90-mile radius. Refer to the Reciprocal Admissions Programfor a list of the nearly 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands that are members of the RAP
  • Discounts at garden centers in St. Peter (includes a florist shop) and Mankato.
  • 10% discount on rentals for meetings, weddings, rehearsal dinners, reunions, etc.
  • A 30% discount coupon for the Book Mark.
  • Support environmental education opportunities for students and learners of all ages.

Membership Categories and Dues

Membership covers 12 months from the date we receive your application.

Sapling (student) $10
Linden (gift membership)* $35
Paper Birch (individual) $40
Sugar Maple (family) $50
Black Cherry (donor) $100
Aspen (organization) $125
White Pine (patron) $500
Bur Oak (benefactor) $1,000

One of the benefits of being a member of Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum is the discount on gift memberships. The gift membership is a wonderful way to honor a friend or relative and to welcome new friends with an initial membership to the Linnaeus Arboretum. This applies as a one-time only gift to an individual.

Prairie Smoke

Check out the new online newsletter of the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum, Prairie Smoke, published three times a year.

Twinflower Archive

Generous FLA Board Members helped with the planting of 2,000 daffodils in the Linnaeus Arboretum in October 2006. Beverly Gustafson, Dean Wahlund, and Don Gustafson are hard at work.
Arbor Day tree planting 2005 with Dean Wahlund and Jim Gilbert at Gault Park in St. Peter, MN. Photo by Goldie Johnson.
2005 Summer Garden Tour in Minneapolis. (L-R) Marilyn Eberlein, Goldie Johnson, and Lois Setterholm.
Author Sue Leaf signing copies of her book "Potato City" at the FLA "Meet the Author" event in April 2005. Pictured here are FLA members Elder Jackson and Kay Moline. Photo by Goldie Johnson.

Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum Events