Give to AHL Donate to the Andersen Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Andersen Horticultural Library relies on the generosity of the community to help fund its operations.  Your funds to help us get books, seed and nursery catalogs, and journals unique to our collection. Benefactors ensure our library's ability to educate and inspire.

Make a gift

Gifts to the Andersen Horticultural Library can be designated for the following areas:

  • General needs (no minimum):  Gifts to this fund will be used to purchase books, journals, seed and nursery catalogs, and for general needs of the Andersen Horticultural Library. 
  • Library endowment (minimum $100):  Gifts to this fund will support the Andersen Horticultural Library into the future.
  • Rare and special materials (minimum $500):  Gifts to this fund will be used to purchase rare books and other materials of special importance to AHL's collections.  These materials will be housed in AHL's secure climate-controlled room to preserve them for future generations.

For questions about making a donation, please call the library at 612-301-1239 or email

Make a secure online gift via credit card, or make your check payable to Andersen Horticultural Library and send it to:

Andersen Horticultural Library
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

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Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library

Become a Friend

Attend interesting talks on a variety of subjects, be invited to special events, and meet others interested in supporting this very special place by becoming a Friend of the Andersen Horticultural Library!  All interested members of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum are eligible to join.

Annual dues for the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library (FAHL) are $15 for a household. Please print out, complete, and mail the registration form (PDF).

Member benefits

  • Twice a year newsletter (Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall) with articles of interest, communications for the Friends of AHL, and a calendar of events.
  • Early access to the annual Friends book sale on Thursday before the event.  The book sale raises important funds for acquisition of rare books, antique catalogs, and other items for the Library.
  • Opportunity to attend quarterly meetings held on the fourth Monday of January, April, July, and October.  Speakers on a variety of subjects related to natural history, horticulture, or libraries will present at each meeting.

Upcoming events

Friends events are open to members and their guests unless otherwise specified.

Annual Friends Luncheon
When: Tuesday, August 23, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Snyder Auditorium
Speaker: Becky Swenson
Topic: Top Ten Peony Questions
This is an in-person-only event. Becky Swenson of
Swenson Gardens in Howard Lake, MN will be here to
share commonly asked questions on growing peonies.

Friends of AHL October Meeting
When: Monday, October 24, 1 - 2:30 p.m.,
Location: Snyder Auditorium and Zoom
Speaker: Steve Betchkal
Steve Betchkal is an ornithologist and author residing in
Eau Claire, WI. He will be speaking about bird-watching.

Book sale

Friends of AHL Members-Only Pre-Sale is September 22, from 3:30 - 6 p.m.

The Public Sale is September 23-25 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the MacMillan Auditorium at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

*Please Note: we are no longer accepting book donations for this year's sale.


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