The Landscape Arboretum Photo Tours



I recognize so many of the locations, plants, paths, etc. The Arb is like a sanctuary to me. Holy ground. Having the books will make it possible to go to the Arb even when I’m not able to go. I feel blessed to live so close to this wonderful celebration of nature. All the best as you move forward with the printing and selling. I’ll want my copies autographed! Let me know when they are available for purchase.


Retired Methidist Minister

Mike Miller

Eden Prairie, Minnesota


I am enjoying walking through your Garden Memories.   The photos of the wonderfully landscaped flower gardens and walks are beautiful and nicely captioned.  The Book is a great guide to the Arboretum and would make an entertaining coffee table book.

Gail A. Peach

Saugus, Massachusetts

"It's a real treat when someone who enjoys nature takes the time to publish a guide for others to enjoy and use to enhance their experience.  Thanks for sharing and hopefully for others, they will add The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum  to their bucket list." Bravo. Mike Whitney

Mike Whitney

Watertown, Wisconsin



Robert Pickering Sr. is a retired sales engineer, born near Boston Massachusetts and married to June from St. Albans, England. They settled in Minnesota in 1974.  

After retiring, Bob, founded BSM Publishing to publish his Christian works and has decided to share the many photographs of gardens taken through the years. Bob and June use the profits from the books to support Christian ministries and Arboretums. 



For any inquiries, please contact Bob Pickering, Sr:

These Arboretum Photo Tours have been published independent of the MN Landscape Arboretum 

and is not affiliated with them or the University ofMinnesota.

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