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Upcoming Events for Minnesota

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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.