Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Part Two, Herbs, Kaleidoscopes and St. Francis

The gorgeous flowers may be fading at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, MN by this time of year, but there is still a month left to see the 15 amazing kaleidoscopes that are scattered around the arboretum. These adult-sized kaleidoscopes were created by Robert Anderson and are each focused on a unique bouquet of flowers. As one person put it, “Gazing at flowers through these kaleidoscipes is like looking at flowers on steroids.”

The arboretum also features an area showcasing the beauty and usefulness of herbs.

Tucked away in a corner of the arboretum is a sculpture of St. Francis, who, I am sure, would approve of what’s happening here.


2 thoughts on “Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Part Two, Herbs, Kaleidoscopes and St. Francis

  1. I saw this same kaleidoscope art at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh. And now I can see it this close to home. I have only been to the arboretum once, many decades ago. It’s time for a revisit now that I have my working camera arm back in use.

    • Yes, definitely time to re-visit and definitely bring your camera. The 15 kaleidoscopes are only there till late September but one of the arboretum staff told me they are trying to get one or more kaleidoscopes installed there permanently.

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