A cold, grey day meant few hikers were out on Three Mile Drive at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen, Minn.
Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune
Letter of the Day (Dec. 28): Arboretum
- December 27, 2012 - 6:21 PM
I was very disappointed to learn the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is planning to open a new sculpture garden clustered on a high point ("Branching out at the arboretum," Dec. 26).
Our family has enjoyed this natural spot for years, often spreading blankets out for a picnic to enjoy the rolling hillside beyond. Now it seems the arboretum has decided that God-made beauty must be improved with man-made objects of art.
Further, it appears the sculptures will be permanent. I understand the need to have new attractions to increase attendance, but adding sculptures to a beautiful hill area doesn't seem right to me.
ERNEST GRACE, BURNSVILLE
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