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.

Friends Benefits

  • Twinflower, the Arboretum's newsletter, which provides information about Friends events, updates on Arboretum news, naturalist notes, and more.
  • Discounts on Arboretum events and tours that require a registration fee.
  • Free or discount admission to other gardens and arboreta belonging to the American Horticultural Society, including free admission to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen
  • Discounts at many local garden stores and florists in the St. Peter/Mankato area
  • Invitations to Fall and Winter Warmers, the Linnaeus Symposium, and other special events.
  • Discounts on Melva Lind Interpretive Center rental.
  • Discounts on Arboretum merchandise.
  • 50% off one book purchased from the Gustavus Book Mark.
  • Volunteer opportunities to work in the Arboretum's gardens and with special events.
  • Discount on gift memberships.*

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

* You must be a current member to give a gift membership at the reduced rate.

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