Saint John's Abbey Arboretum

Saint John's Abbey Arboretum is more than 2,500 acres of lakes, prairie, oak savannah, and forest owned by Saint John's Abbey and surrounding Saint John's University.

A Natural Arboretum

Since its founding in 1856, Saint John's Abbey has been guided by the Benedictine principles of stability, hospitality, and stewardship. In 1997, this longstanding principle of stewardship led the monks to designate the abbey lands a natural arboretum. View our current land plans and stewardship projects, explore our lists of plants and wildlife, and access maps of the land and trails.

stewardship activities plants and wildlife land plans, policies, records virtual tour boardwalk loop maps