Give to the collection

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

The Andersen Horticultural Library (AHL) relies on the generosity of the community to help fund its operations.  By providing funds to help us procure books, seed and nursery catalogs, and journals unique to our collection, benefactors ensure our library's ability to educate and inspire.

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.

If you would like to make a donation, please call the Library at 612-301-1239 or email HortLib@umn.edu.

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).

Benefits

  • Twice a year newsletter (Spring and Fall) with articles of interest, communications for the Friends, 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.

Events

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

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 3:30pm-6:00pm, Member Book Pre-Sale
Location: MacMillan Auditorium, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Details: All FAHL members are invited to shop early at this Members only Book Pre-Sale. Please do not bring guests or book re-sellers.

Friday-Sunday, October 1-3, 2021, 10:00am-4:00pm, Annual Book Sale
Location: MacMillan Auditorium, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Details: With over 10,000 used books in 30+ categories, our public book sale is open to guests and Friends members. Proceeds benefit the Andersen Horticultural Library.

Monday, October 25, 2021, 1:00 pm, Quarterly meeting
Location: Snyder Auditorium, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Speaker: Scott Milburn, President of the MN Native Plant Society and founder and president of Midwest Natural Resources, speaking on "A Sampling of the Flora of North Sweden.

Book sale

Next sale: October 1 - 3, 2021 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the MacMillan Auditorium at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Donations are no longer accepted at this time.  Collection will resume on January 4, 2022 for clean, gently used books.

 

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