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Upcoming Events for Minnesota

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@sbsmags.com.

 

 

Through November 25 St. Paul
Fall Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Visit the Sunken Garden to see black and pink chrysanthemums in full bloom, along with blue and orange flowers accented with yellow and chartreuse. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: free; suggested donation, $2 adults, $1 children.

 

November 17, Chaska
Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Natural Winter Container
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn how to make your own spruce-top pot and stretch your creativity while adding unique botanical touches such as dogwood, willow, cones, and berries. Instructor: Laura Vogel, adult education programs manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 9-11 a.m. Cost: $89 member/$99 non-member for one container.



November 17, Chaska
Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: Winter Wonders Wreath
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn about the unique properties that make evergreens so well-suited for winter outdoor display and then create your own full, botanically diverse wreath on a wire frame. Instructor: Laura Vogel, adult education programs manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Noon-2 p.m. Cost: $89 member/$99 non-member.



November 17, Chaska
Seasonal Evergreen Make-and-Take: 6-Foot Decorative Garland
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Make a 6-foot evergreen garland following step-by-step instructions. Instructor: Laura Vogel, adult education programs manager, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Cost: $89 member/$99 non-member.



December



December 1, Chaska
Gifts From the Garden
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Spend a day at the arboretum exploring a multitude of artistic endeavor and come away with three completed projects made by you for seasonal gifting. View projects at arboretum.umn.edu/giftsfromgarden.aspx. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Cost: $99 member/$119 non-member.



December 1-January 6, St. Paul
Holiday Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Visit the Sunken Garden’s elaborate Victorian-themed display with all red poinsettias, plus purple salvia, lavender, and scented geraniums.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: free; suggested donation $2 adults, $1 children.



December 8, Bemidji
Wreath Making 101
Lake Bemidji State Park

If you’ve never made your own evergreen wreath, here’s an opportunity to learn how – and take yours home! Balsam, pine, and cedar boughs, wreath forms, and wire will be supplied, along with a demonstration, easy instructions, and decorating ideas. Bring your own decorations if you’d like to customize your wreath. Two sessions will be held: December 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and again 1-3 p.m. Materials fee: $10; maximum 20 people per session. Registration required. To register, call the park at 218-308-2300 by November 26.



December 16, St. Paul
Leafless Trees
Fort Snelling State Park

It is easy to associate trees with their leaves during the summer season. Now after all the leaves have fallen, it gets trickier to identify these bare plants. Join the naturalist for a hike on the park’s trails and learn how to identify the few species of trees native to the area. Dress for the weather and meet at the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center (2 miles from park entrance. Plan for an additional 10-minute drive through the park). 1-2 p.m. No registration required. Free. A state park permit is required on each vehicle ($7/day pass or $35 annual pass. Available at park office upon entry to park.) For more information, call 612-279-3550.

 

Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
comozooconservatory.org
651-487-8200
comomarketing@ci.stpaul.mn.us

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
arboretum.umn.edu/eventsprograms.aspx
952-443-1400 or 612-301-1210

 

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.