Linnaeus Arboretum Quick Facts

Tree filtering sunlight
  • The arboretum covers 125 acres, which includes the new 70-acre Coneflower Prairie added in 2008.
  • The arboretum comprises formal gardens and restored natural areas including tall grass prairie, wetlands, coniferous forests, and deciduous woods which represent the biomes present in Minnesota.
  • There are 682 trees in the formal arboretum with many more in the natural areas!
  • 114 different species of trees and shrubs are represented throughout the arboretum.
  • The arboretum is home to two restored wetland ponds hosting native wetland species.
  • Over 150 species of birds have been sighted in the Arboretum.
  • 68 different prairie species have been planted in the Uhler Restored Prairie.
  • The self-guided trail has 21 interpretive "stops."
  • The arboretum has more than two miles of marked trails, and there are plans to double this number once the Coneflower Prairie is established.
  • The Linnaeus Arboretum was founded in 1973.
  • The Borgeson cabin was built in 1866 by Swedish pioneers and moved from Norseland to the arboretum and restored in 1986.
  • The arboretum boasts more than one dozen formal gardens, a waterfall, and a prairie overlook.
  • Arboretum personnel can be contacted by calling (507)933-6181 or by emailing arboretum@gustavus.edu.