New Sculpture Garden at MN Arboretum… great place to see fall color

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum of the University of Minnesota dedicated its new Sculpture Garden a couple months ago, and I have been looking for an opportunity to visit this walkable garden. With fall color at its peak, this week afforded a great time to visit the more than 20 sculptures generously donated from the personal collection of Alfred and Ingrid Lenz Harrison of Wayzata.  Homes for sale near the Arboretum.

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The grass was still green, and some trees were ablaze with color… that perfect time of year when there is a magnificent mix of colors. I have always been a fan of Louise Nevelson, and was delighted to find this example of her work in a such a wonderful outdoor setting.

The Sculpture Garden is near the High Point along Three-Mile Drive, which gives a fabulous hilltop view. I  love the framed picture created by the hole in the Disc Sprial by Jesus Bautista Moroles, it makes me think of David Nash's Standing Frame at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

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You can reach the garden by car, on foot via the extensive trail system, or on a tour trolley. If you travel by car, the parking lot is just past the garden… parking is not allowed on the road.

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Whether or not you are a sculpture fan, the Arboretum is a wonderful destination to enjoy spectacular fall colors… only a few weeks left!

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is located off Highway 5, west of Chanhassen. The grounds are open 8:00 am to 5:30 pm or sunset, whichever is sooner. Admission is $12 for ages 13 and over. Call 952-443-1400 for more information.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – EmailTwin Cities Realtor

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