Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum

We are the Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum.

The 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.

Join Today

In appreciation of your membership, you receive:

  • Twinflower, the Arboretum’s newsletter.
  • Invitations to member-exclusive events throughout the year.
  • Discounts on Arboretum events and tours that require a registration fee.
  • Discounts on Melva Lind Interpretive Center rental.
  • Discounts at area garden centers in Mankato (Edenvale, Green Thumb) and in St. Peter (Traverse des Sioux and the floral/gift shop, Mary’s Flowers).
  • Participation in the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admission Program