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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@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

Through November 16, Brooklyn Park
Minnesota Master Naturalist Big Woods/Big Rivers Course
West Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

Learn about the big woods/big rivers biome and gain valuable skills for exploring the natural world. Thursdays and Saturdays, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: $275. Scholarships available.

 

October

 

October 7
Made in the Shade: More Confessions of a Hostaholic
location to be determined

Discover what it means to be a “Hostaholic” with Larry Tucker, author of Made in the Shade: More Confessions of a Hostaholic. 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Information: www.mnhosta.org, info@mnhosta.org.

 

October 7, Chaska
Seed Saving: Understanding, Collecting, Cleaning, & Storing Seeds
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn what seeds are worth collecting and proper techniques to ensure that you have healthy, vital seeds that will sprout. Instructor, Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, research information director at the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $41 member/$55 nonmember.

 

October 7-November 26, St. Paul
Fall Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Sunken Garden’s fall exhibit, featuring variety of chrysanthemums. Colors for the show will be black and orange in October and black and pink in November. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: free; suggested donation, $2, adults; $1, children.

 

Oct.14, Chaska
Creating a Home Landscape You Can Love and Enjoy
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Register for this four-session workshop with your own yard as your class project. Learn the theory and principles of landscape design, analyze soils, explore the landscape design process, investigate proper plant selection, and more. Instructor: Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, research information director at the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. 9 a.m. to noon. Cost: $139 member/$155 nonmember; $189/$219 couples working on the same project.

 

October 18, Morris
Butterfly Gardens
Ag Country Conference Room, West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC)

Join Margaret Kuchenreuther for this class in the Come Grow With Us Series. 12:15 p.m. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2sKMZNe; 320-589-1711.

 

October 26, Chaska
Indoor Herbs: Pot up Your Own to Grow Over the Winter
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn everything you need to know to grow herbs over the winter, from varieties and plant selection to soil, light, fertilizer and containers. Instructor: Theresa Mieseler, Retired owner of Shady Acres Herb Farm. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $45 member/$57 nonmember.

 

October 28, Chaska
Using Native Grasses in your Landscape
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Consider using native grasses in your garden. Find out what species are best for your property, including those that support native butterflies. Instructor, Mary Hockenberry Meyer, professor and Extension horticulturist, University of Minnesota. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Cost: $38 member/$50 nonmember.

 

October 28, St. Paul
Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Year 1
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus

Get started in beekeeping with instruction from Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. 8:30 a.m.to 5:30 p.m. Cost: $135. Information: beelab.umn.edu/, 612-624-3275.

 

October 29, St. Paul
Beekeeping in Northern Climates – Year 2
University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus

Keep your bees alive and healthy year after year with skills learned from Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter from the University of Minnesota Bee Lab. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $110. Information:
beelab.umn.edu/, 612-624-3275.

 

November

 

November 4, Chaska
Walks with Matt: Ready for Winter?
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Join naturalist Matt Schuth to learn how plants, animals, and insects adjust and prepare for winter. 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $14 member/$26 nonmember.



November 4, Bayport
Garden Market
Bayport Public Library

Come shop for garden-themed gifts for the holidays. All crafts are handmade by Washington County Master Gardeners, their family, and friends. There will be craft-time for kids, Ask a Master Gardener, and treats. All funds go to support the Washington County Master Gardener program. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: Marge Sagstetter, sagstettermom@gmail.com or 651-770-8767.



November 16, Chaska
Ice Globe Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Jennifer Shea Hedberg, founder of Wintercraft, will help you create a centerpiece, including an ice globe and seasonal botanicals, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost: $59 member/$82 nonmember.



November 18, St. Cloud
Photography in the Gardens
St. Cloud Public Library

Attend the award ceremony and public gallery opening of garden photography specific to the Munsinger Clemens Gardens. Information: http://bit.ly/GLMjyL



November 18, Minneapolis
Green Gifts Fair
Midtown Global Market

Shop among 80-plus local, eco-friendly artists, and businesses; enjoy holiday food samples, educational passport and prizes, and many green living demos, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Information: http://bit.ly/2xKstiK



Through November 26, 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. to 4 p.m. Cost: free; suggested donation $2/adults, $1/children.

 

December

 

December 1, 2, 3, Chaska
Arboretum Auxiliary Holiday Sale
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Kick off the holiday season with gifts handmade by Auxiliary volunteers. Natural materials featured in arrangements, wreaths, fresh greens, and botanicals. Unique gift items including textiles, ornaments, and pressed flower specialties. All proceeds go to support the Arboretum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 1 and 2; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., December 3.


 
December 2-January 1, St. Paul
Holiday Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Be part of a tradition begun in 1925 with a visit to the Holiday Flower Show featuring mostly pink Poinsettias with traces of white throughout the garden. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: free; suggested donation $2 adults, $1 children.



December 7, Chaska
Wine and The Art of Floral Design: Holiday Wreath Making
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Create a holiday wreath using fir, cotton bolls, lunaria, and snow berries, while sampling local wines. Instructors: Nina Wiskus and Channing Baker, Bloomfield Floral Designs, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $89 members/$99 nonmember.



December 9, Chaska
Williamsburg Pineapple Centerpiece
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn about the history of pineapples as a symbol of hospitality and create your 18th-century centerpiece using fresh evergreens, boxwood, ivy, crabapples, small cones, ribbon, and a fresh pineapple. Instructor: Theresa Mieseler, Arboretum horticulture and botanical workshop specialist, 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $65 members/$75 nonmember.

 

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.