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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Arboretum Catering is committed to protecting and improving the environment. We work to reduce our environmental footprint while providing a wide variety of food and beverage options. Arboretum Catering develops and implements environmental stewardship programs and polices within the areas of sustainable food, responsible procurement, energy and water conservation, transportation and waste stream management. In support of local agriculture, Arboretum Catering has developed an on-going partnership with Midwest Food Alliance, an organization providing certification of products grown with environmentally friendly and socially responsible agricultural practices. The Arboretum gardens provide a variety of locally-grown produce options for catering to utilize to offer the freshest menus available.

We invite you to use our catering service for your next lunch, dinner, banquet, meeting, party or social gathering. A catering representative is available to help you design a menu reflecting the unique needs of your group. To talk to our catering sales office, please call 612-626-3951. We welcome the opportunity to serve you!

View our menus and learn about Arboretum Catering here.

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Arboretum Restaurant

The Arboretum Restaurant, located on the second floor of the Oswald Visitors Center, is open year-round and offers a wide variety of hot entrees and Grab & Go items. Each day, the Restaurant serves delicious lunches including a variety of homemade soups, salads, fresh bakery items, Grab & Go items and a daily “hot dish” special. Special menu items feature organic foods as well as produce from the Arboretum’s own gardens. The Restaurant’s Java City Coffee is 100% fair trade coffee. Beer and wine are also available.

Restaurant Hours
May 16 - May 29
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Made-to-order lunch hours 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
May 30 - October 30
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Made-to-order lunch hours 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November – May
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Made-to-order lunch hours 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Newton Dining Terrace

This lovely garden setting provides approximately 160 of seats on two levels in which to enjoy your morning coffee, lunch or snack at any time. It is set into the hillside and shaded in the afternoon by large trees on the hillside. Honeylocust will provide future shade and surrounding perennials add seasonal color. It's a great place to sit, relax and eat.

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