Quick Facts

About the Arboretumcarl

  • Founded in 1973, the Arboretum covers 125 acres and is roughly the shape of the state of Minnesota!
  • The Arboretum comprises more than one dozen formal gardens and restored natural areas representative of Minnesota biomes: tall grass prairie (the 70-arce Coneflower Prairie was planted in 2008!), wetlands, coniferous forests, and deciduous woods.
  • There are 682 trees in the formal part of the Arboretum, with many more in the natural areas!
  • Around 110 different species of trees and shrubs are represented throughout the Arboretum.
  • Over 150 species of birds have been sighted in the Arboretum
  • Around 68 different prairie species have been planted in the Uhler Restored Prairie, including black raspberries!
  • The self-guided interpretive trail has 21 points of interest to check out. You can find our virtual Walk Through the Arb here!
  • The Arboretum has more than 2 miles of marked trails for walking, running, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing.
  • The Borgeson Cabin was built in 1866 by Swedish pioneers in Norseland and moved to the Arboretum and restored in 1986.