Abbey Arboretum Land Stewardship
Saint John's Arboretum encompasses 2830 acres surrounding Saint John's Abbey & University. Since its founding in 1856, the 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 lands of Saint John's 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.