MN Man “Falls” in Love with Arboretum, Becomes One With Nature
Isn't nature neat?
A Minnesota man known only by his Reddit username redkinoko recently visited the Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen for the first time and shared a photo of his experience. "Visited the Arb for the first time today and it's just picturesque everywhere I look!" he captioned the photo. Ironically, he can be seen in the photo lying face down, presumably basking hilariously in the peace and calm around him.
"...is that guy okay?" wondered one in the post's comment section.
"He has given himself to nature," reassured another.
"He's from Jim's Discount Skydiving," joked a third.
"The arboretum is a treasure," commented a fourth. "Walking through the woods in the summer, you can practically taste the oxygen."
The University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum was founded in 1958 and covers 1,200 acres in Chanhassen including 28 gardens; 21 displays and model landscapes; 44 collections of plants like crabapple, pine, roses, ornamental grasses, perennials and more; and 216 works of art. According to its website, the Arboretum sees 401,857 visitors annually. It was even voted USA Today Reader's choice Best Botanical Garden in 2017 and 2019. The Arboretums host a variety of events throughout the year including May Markets, Yoga in the Gardens, All About Dogs Day, Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat, Firefly Viewing Nights and more!
"The [arboretum] has saved our [family's] mental health during the pandemic and reinvigorated our love for nature," commented another on Reddit.
Read more about the Landscape Arboretum here.
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