Arboretum 樹木園, Univ. of Minnesota, Chaska, MN  Arboretum AppleHouse

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Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota
13803 180110  Best Botanical Garden Winners 2017: 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards  USA TODAY
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Named Best botanical Garden!

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Best Botanical Garden Winners 2018: 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards
Longwood Gardens - Kennett Square, PA  2  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chaska, MN  3  Missouri Botanical Garden*  - St. Louis, MO
Collection Connection: John Muir – Discover + Share
John Muir - Wikipedia  April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914, also known as "John of the Mountains" and "Father of the National Parks", an influential Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist, and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness in the United States of America.
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Plants   Arboretum is one of the best places to find the trees and to learn about trees.


Honeycrisp apples were developed at the U of Minnesota   Honeycrisp りんごは、ミネソタ大で開発された有名なりんご  Honeycrisp Apples photo

Pumpkins & Squash on Display 

Steve Tobin's sculptures: "Steel Roots --- Touching Earth & Sky" (April 2011 - January 2012) 彫刻家、Steve Tobin 氏の彫刻:ステイールの根 --- 地と空をタッチする
Photo:  Steve Tobin's sculpture   1  |  2  |  3  |  4      Steve Tobin

Sean Kenney's sculptures with LEGO® bricks photos:  1a  |  1b (Up-Close)  |  2  |  3  |  Community LEGO®  Brick Builds:  4  |  5a  |  5b    Community LEGO®  Brick Builds  photo gallery    2015
Nature Connects  Sean Kenney's sculptures with LEGO® bricks   Nature Connects page
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Nature Connects® Art with LEGO® bricks by Sean Kenney - YouTube
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"Nature: A Walking Play" and Emerson & Thoreau     2014

12036 161216, 170207  Dickens Holiday Show  Arboretum, MN, Dec. 15, 16, & 17, 2016

Photos: After his performance of "A Christmas Carol", Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of author Charles Dickens, chats with fans or signs autographs.
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" A Christmas Carol" by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of author Charles Dickens
Today, Dec. 16, 2016, one of our staff members attended the show and is saying "The show was awesome! After the performance, I was very fortunate to have a chance to talk to Gerald. He was very nice and really friendly."
Gerald Charles Dickens - YouTube
Gerald Dickens Home
Gerald Dickens Events
A Charles Dickens Classic Stays in the Family - YouTube
Gerald Charles Dickens (actor) - Wikipedia 
born 9 October 1963, an English actor and performer best known for his one man shows, based on the novels of his great-great-grandfather, Charles Dickens. He was the President of the Dickens Fellowship from 2005 to 2007.
A Christmas Carol | Guthrie Theater  Minneapolis, MN
Christmas  |  Arboretum
Dickens Show  Gerald Charles Dickens

7204 140918  Nature Walking Play  MN Landscape Arboretum  September 12-October 12, 2014
BWW Reviews: TigerLion Arts' Outdoor Walking Play NATURE at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Embodies the Spirit of Nature Through the Lives of Emerson and Thoreau, Jill Schafer, 09/15/2014
NATURE - TigerLion Arts
September 12, 2014 - Nature: A Walking Play - Sierra Club North Star Chapter
Nature is the stage for TigerLion Arts - Star Tribune  -  TigerLion Arts brings Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum  -  Graydon Royce, 09/18/2014
Ralph Waldo Emerson | Biography  Philosopher, Poet, Journalist  (1803–1882)
Henry David Thoreau | Biography  Philosopher, Poet, Journalist  (1817-1862)
Green page

Note: Naturalist Matt leads birding walks at Arboretum with the help of Naturalist Julie, usually from April through October. From January through March, Naturalist Julia leads Winter Nature Walks. The walks are really awesome!  Check the walks and Nature Notes blog at < >

14343 180524  May 24: "Nature at Our Doorstep" with Matt Schuth – Minnesota River Valley Audubon Chapter 
Speaker: Matt Schuth: Naturalist at the University of Minnesota, Landscape Arboretum
May 24, 2018, 7 p.m., @ Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

"Show and Tell"  Fore example, Eggs: Giant Elephant Bird vs. Ostrich vs. Hummingbird
Fossil Giant Elephant Bird Egg - Bone Clones, Inc. - Osteological Reproductions
Eggs and nests: more different bird species
A cowbird's egg and Chipping Sparrow's eggs in the Chipping Sparrow's nest
Taxidermy birds: Pileated Woodpecker, Saw-whet Owl
Dead Hummingbird

Matt Schuth: Nature at Our Doorstep (Nodin Press, Minneapolis, 2017)  For more info, click Nature at Our Doorstep Observing Plants, Birds, Mammals, and Other Natural Phenomena Throughout the Year
28th Annual Midwest Book Awards Medalists Announced! MIPA

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About Origami in the Garden
We saw a travelling exhibit, the "Origami in the Garden" show at the Landscape Arboretum, Minnesota, in summer 2018.
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Top 10 Most Amazing Origami Models Of All Time - 2017 - YouTube
Origami Dragon (Jo Nakashima) - YouTube
How To Make an Easy Origami Dinosaur - YouTube

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