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Upcoming Events for Minnesota

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May 7 Minneapolis
Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis Plant Sale
St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church

Purchase plants from members’ gardens. 12-6:30 p.m. Information:

May 8 Andover
Vegetable Gardening 101
Bunker Hills Activities Center

Attend this Walk in the Garden Class for hands-on demos for beginning vegetable gardeners. 7-8 p.m. Cost: free; must pre-register. 

May 10-12 St. Paul
Friends School Plant Sale
State Fair Grandstand

Shop from the more than 24,500 plant varieties at what may be the largest plant sale in the U.S. Friday -- 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday – 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: 651-621-8930,, or

May 11 and 12 Chaska
Arboretum Auxiliary Plant Sale
Red Barn, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Choose from a selection of sun and shade plants, curated grasses, heirloom vegetables, plentiful herbs, native Minnesota plant species, and University of Minnesota introductions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. No Arboretum admission charge if using the West 82nd Street entrance.

May 14 and 15 Anoka
Anoka County Master Gardener Plant Sale
Anoka Armory

Shop for great values on thousands of perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs, native plants, houseplants, and more. Come early as some selections run out quickly. 3-7 p.m. (May 14); 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (May 15).

May 15, 16 Rochester
Rochester Garden & Flower Club
Graham Park, Olmsted County Fairgrounds

Purchase plants from members’ gardens to support the club’s work in the Rochester area. Wednesday – 4-7 p.m.; Thursday – 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Information: or 

May 18, Farmington
Spring Plant Sale
Dakota County Fair Grounds

This sale is put on by the Master Gardeners in Dakota County. 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

May 18 Hopkins
Hennepin County Plant Sale
Hopkins Pavilion

Shop indoors for sun and shade perennials, natives and pollinator friendly selections, and annual flower and vegetable seedlings of exclusive MN Winners® that have won the statewide Master Gardener seed trials. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: 612-596-2130,, or

May 18 St. Cloud
Stearns County Extension Master Gardener’s Plant Sale
St. Augustine Church

Buy perennials, annuals flowers, houseplants, herbs, vegetables, natives, and more. Plants are priced to move. 8-11 a.m. Information: 320-255-6169,, or

May 18 Maplewood
Ramsey County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
The Barn

Find hundreds of plants, including natives and perennials for sun and shade, tomatoes, herbs, hostas, and more. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: 651-704-2053,,

May 18 Mankato
Minnesota River Valley Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale
Mankato Curling Club

Purchase indoor plants, vegetables, and ornamentals. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Information: 507-304-4325 or

May 19 Minneapolis
Daylily Society of Minnesota Daylily Sale
Bachman’s on Lyndale

Buy daylilies for your garden and get answers to questions you may have from local daylily experts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Information:

May 21 Chaska
Ornamental Grasses for Your Garden
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Join Mary Meyer, University of Minnesota Professor and Extension Horticulturalist, and learn more about adding ornamental grasses to your garden and growing them successfully. You'll leave with a few grasses to start at home. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $25 member/$40 non-member. 

May 25 Mora
Kanabec County Master Gardener Plant Sale
Mora Farmer’s Market

Shop for perennials, especially hosta and Hemerocallis, from Master Gardeners’ gardens. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 320-679-7440.

June 1 Chaska
Special Access: Minnesota Native Orchids
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn about ongoing native orchid conservation efforts and get a first-hand view of some of the new beds and orchids introduced in 2018 and 2019. 9-11 a.m. Cost: $15 member/$30 non-member.

June 1 Chaska
Create-Your-Own Kokedama Mini Workshop
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Choose from an assortment of small decorative plants specially selected for ideal kokedama conditions and follow along step-by-step as you create your own kokedama to take home. 1-1:30 or 1:45-2:15 p.m. Cost: $20 per project, plus Arboretum admission. 

June 1 Sauk Rapids
Benton County Extension Master Gardener’s Plant Sale
Coborn’s parking lot

Buy perennials, annuals flowers, houseplants, herbs, vegetables, natives, and more. 8-11 a.m. Information: 320-968-5077,, or

June 1 Mora
Town & Country Garden Club Plant Sale
Mora Farmer’s Market

Shop for hosta, daylilies, succulents, and garden treasures. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 320-679-1995

June 1 Minneapolis
Minnesota Iris Society Iris Show
Bachman’s on Lyndale

See over 100 different iris blooms at this annual show and learn about iris flowers from local experts. 12-4 p.m. Information:

June 1 Roseville
Minnesota Rock Garden Society Plant Sale
Central Park

Find rare selections of rock garden plants as well as other garden plants. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Information:

June 5, 12, 19, 26 Andover
Plant & Diagnostic Clinic
Bunker Hills Activities Center

Let Master Gardeners help you find out what's eating your plants, what weeds are growing in your lawn, or why your tree look sick. Bring up to 3 samples for identification or diagnoses of plant and insect issues. 6-8 p.m. This is a free service for Anoka County residents.

June 8 Eden Prairie
Minnesota Hosta Society Hosta Sale
Smith Coffee & Café

Purchase hosta selected specifically for the sale and donated by members and hosta collectors. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Information:

June 8 Rochester
Olmsted County Master Gardeners at the Rochester Farmers Market
4th Street & 4th Avenue SE

Make a colorful wind sock and learn why the wind/air movement is so important in growing strong and healthy plants. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. No cost. Information: or 507-328-6214.

June 11 Chaska
Conscientious Gardening
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn how to assess the environmental impact of your garden and how to conserve water and reduce runoff from your property, when and how to use fertilizer and pesticides, about the benefits of planting a diversity of native plants and available options for composting green material. Instructor: Mary Meyer. 9:30-11 a.m. Cost: $15 member/$30 non-member.

June 11 Jordan
Summer Garden Festival
Scott County Fairgrounds

Learn about harvesting food from the wild, unusual plants for containers, and gardening with an emphasis on creating natural products for relaxation and beauty. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Information: 952-492-5410 or 

June 17 (registration deadline)
Online Module: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Your Garden
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Join Extension Educator Christy Marsden for this hybrid class that includes online instruction and optional in-person activities. Cost: $35 online registration; $50 online registration plus optional in-person July 13th session.

June 19 Andover
Herbs for Everyone
Bunker Hills Activities Center

How to grow and use herbs in this Walk in the Garden class. 7-8 p.m. Cost: Free; must pre-register.

June 22 Chaska
Born in the Wild: Building Rock Gardens with Alpine Plants
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Join Betty Ann Addison, owner of Gardens of Rice Creek Nursery and Landscape, and learn about alpine plants and how a rock garden is built and planted. Tour the Arboretum Rock Garden and receive three alpine plants to grow at home. 9-11 a.m. Cost: $25 member/$40 non-member.

June 22 Chaska
Create-Your-Own Air Plants in Corks Mini Workshop
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Discover air plants and build your own display of 3 Tillandsia mounted on corks for display on an indoor magnetic surface or tabletop. 1-1:30 p.m. and 1:45-2:15 p.m. Cost: $20 per project.

June 22 Rochester
Olmsted County Master Gardeners at the Farmers Market
4th Street & 4th Avenue SE

Join in a fun-filled project to learn how and why good soil is so important in growing strong and healthy plants. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. No cost. Information: or 507-328-6214.

June 22, 23 Minneapolis
Twin Cities Rose Club’s Rose Show
Bachman’s on Lyndale

See 100 different varieties of roses grown in Minnesota. Enjoy the floral arrangements and get answers to any rose questions you have from local experts. Saturday – 1-6 p.m.; Sunday – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information:

June 24-27, St. Paul
"Once Upon A Summer's Day" Flower Show
The Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Boulevard

FREE ADMISSION to the public: June 25 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. June 26 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  “Once Upon A Summer’s Day” Flower Show is a Garden Club of America Flower Show where all exhibitors are required to adhere to its national standards of excellence in gardening to broaden the knowledge of and share the beauty of floral design, horticulture, conservation, photography and botanical arts. This flower show is being judged by Garden Club of America nationally approved judges. For more informarion contact Beth Jackson or Colleen FitzPatrick

June 25 Jordan
Art from the Garden
Scott County Fairgrounds

Explore and try your hands at making some of the creations that come from the inspiration of the garden. 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Free. Information: 952-492-5410,, or

June 26 Andover
What Plants Are Toxic to My Pets?
Bunker Hills Activities Center

Find out what plants may be toxic to your pet in this Walk in the Gardens class. 7-8 p.m. Cost: free; must pre-register.

June 27 Chaska
The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Join Ken Druse, award-winning photographer and garden writer, and explore new ways of looking at all aspects of the gardening process: designing your garden, choosing and planting trees, preparing soil, and selecting from a vast array of flowers and foliage. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10 member/$25 non-member.

June 29 Chaska
Special Access Tour Behind-the-Scenes: Rare Plant Conservation at the Arb
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn how a botanic garden can work to save rare plants during this tour led by David Remucal, curator of endangered plants at the Arboretum. 9-11 a.m. Cost: $20 member/ $35 non-member.

July 20, Lake Elmo Area 
Learn and Grow With Us Garden Tour! 
Presented by the U of MN Extension Master Gardeners. Experience seven exquisite master gardener gardens in the Lake Elmo area!  Learn about:  growing vegetables, composting, lawn care, tree pruning, prairie restoration, planting for pollinators, container gardening, etc.!  9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Ticket Reservations begin March 15th. $15 pre-tour price.  $20 day-of price.  For more information, visit our website:

July 21, Edina
Edina Garden Council 2019 Garden Tour

The Tour is a selection of unique gardens in the southeastern quadrant of Edina. The Edina Garden Council is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Garden Tour, this year, will be directed to the Tranquility Garden project EGC is sponsoring at Arneson Acres Park in Edina. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  The tour is in the southeast quadrant of Edina, map of locations of the gardens will be given out with the ticket  Info: Tickets will be at: $12 in advance, $15 on day of the event.

July 24, Rochester
10thAnnual Tour With the Masters – Olmsted County Extension Master Gardener Garden Tour

The tour will be Wednesday, July 24, from 4:00 to 8:30 p.m., and features six unique gardens in southwest Rochester, in addition to the Extension Master Gardener project gardens located at the History Center of Olmsted County.  Educational displays will be featured at each of the gardens plus samples of recipes prepared from garden produce will be available for tasting at one of the gardens.  Extension Master Gardeners will be available in each of the gardens to answer questions. Cost:  For adults (age 18 and over) $8 when purchased in advance (starting July 14th at both Rochester Sargents locations) and $10 on tour day (tickets on sale at the History Center of Olmsted County and at the tour gardens). Or contact Rochester Trolley and Tour Company to tour the gardens with them! For more information on Extension's Master Gardener program, including how to become a Master Gardener volunteer, visit

Through September 29 St. Paul
Summer Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Enjoy warm season blooming plants in shades of lavender, purple, and peach. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: voluntary donation of $3 adults/$2 children. Information: or 651-487-8201.


Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
Phone: 651-487-8200

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Phone: 952-443-1400 or 612-301-1210

Minnesota Master Naturalist
University of Minnesota Extension
Phone: 888-241-4532

Master Gardeners in Anoka County
University of Minnesota Extension
Website: /
Phone: 763-324-3498


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.