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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.

 

 

March 9, 16, and 30, Chaska
Permaculture Design for Your Property
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 
Explore this holistic concept and develop a realistic permaculture design that you can implement at home. Instructor: Cody Mastel. 1-4 p.m. Cost: $105 member/$140 non-member.  

March 12, Litchfield
Meeker County Gardener’s Gala
St. Philips Church

Join Meeker County Master Gardeners for an evening of garden learning. Speakers include Shirley Mah Kooyman and Julie Weisenhorn. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $10. Information: mnext-meeker@umn.edu or 320-693-5275.  

March 16, Minneapolis
Mini-Vandas, or, Kiss Your Ascocendas Goodbye
Bachman’s Heritage Room

Attend this presentation on the differences between Vanda and Ascocenda orchids by Bob Fuchs, owner of R. F. Orchids, and sponsored by the Orchid Society of Minnesota. 3-4 p.m. No cost. Information: www.orchidsocietyofminnesota.com or Infoosmn@gmail.com.  

March 16, Chaska
Get Growing: A Day of Garden Workshops
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Enjoy this day-long buffet of gardening workshops for beginner to intermediate gardeners. Leave with a binder of handouts and a bag full of plants, seeds, and other garden goodies. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $95 member/$110 non-member.  

March 16-April 21, St. Paul
Spring Flower Show
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory

Experience the unique aesthetic of this show with its red and yellow tulips, yellow daffodils, yellow crocus, white hydrangeas. hyacinths, Asiatic lilies, calla, and crocus. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: suggested donation $3 adults/$1 children.  

March 19 (registration deadline) online module
Growing Vegetables in Minnesota
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn how to plan, plant, and manage your vegetable garden for success throughout the growing season. Learn the online content at your own pace starting in March, with the ability to ask your instructors questions along the way. In-person activities on April 13 are optional. Cost: $35 online-only/$50 online plus in-person session.  

March 23, Long Prairie
Todd County Garden Day
First Baptist Church

Join Master Gardeners for a day of learning. Keynote speaker Stan Tekiela will present “Backyard Birds: Welcomed Guests at Our Gardens and Feeders.” 8:15 a.m.-3:05 p.m. Cost: $30 by March 1st; $35 after March 1st. Information: Email to toddctymg@gmail.com.  

March 30, Albertville
Spring Days Gardening Workshop & Expo
St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West

Attend Wright County Master Gardeners’ day exploring many topics, including native plants, mobile phone photography, herbs, chemical safety, and gardenscaping. 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Cost: $30. Information: www.springdays.org/.  

March 30, Fergus
Falls West Otter Tail County Garden Day
Kennedy Secondary School

Join West Otter Tail County Master Gardeners for a day of learning about gardening. Keynote speaker Stan Tekiela will present “Uncommon Facts about Common Birds.” 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $30. Information: www3.extension.umn.edu/local/otter-tail-west or 218-998-8760.  

March 30, Chaska
Grow and Maintain Your Own Grapevines

Learn the basics of grape growing, including how to site the plants in your yard, where to find good quality grapevines and select the cultivar, and how to properly plant a grapevine. Learn about trellis options, pruning, pest control, and steps to take in the first and second year. Instructor: Annie Klodd. 1-3:30 p.m. Cost: $41 member/$56 non-member.  

April 6, Chaska
Garden Fever – “It’s All in the Design: Trending Landscapes, Art, and Rejuvenation”
Chaska Event Center

Join Carver-Scott Master Gardeners for this annual event. Speakers include Tom Smarr, Maren Christopher, Sam Bauer, Jackie Smith, and Susan Kamper. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $37/$42 after March 31st. Information: www.carverscottmastergardeners.org.  

April 6, Andover
Anoka County Home Landscaping and Garden Fair
Bunker Hills Activities Center

Attend Anoka County Master Gardeners’ horticulture education event. Keynote speaker Dr. David Zlesak will present “The American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.) Program and Winning Cultivars.” 8:30 a..m.-3:30 p.m. Cost: $25. Information: www.anokamastergardeners.org/new-page or 763-324-3498.  

April 6, Pine City
Pine County Horticulture Day  
Pine City High School

Spend a spring day of learning with Pine County Master Gardeners. Keynote speaker Stan Tekiela, wildlife photographer and author, will present “Backyard Birds.” There are breakout sessions on fruit trees, hostas, flowering shrubs, and vegetables. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $21/$25 after April 2nd. Information: www.extension.umn.edu/county/pine or 800-657-3813, ext. 4.  

April 10-June 5, Maple Plain
Big Woods, Big Rivers Master Naturalist Training
Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement

Learn the plants, animals, history, geology and ecology of Minnesota’s deciduous forests and waterways. 6-8:30 p.m. Cost: $420. Information: www.minnesotamasternaturalist.org/courses/register/?courseId=883 or call 888-241-4532.  

April 13, Hutchinson
McLeod County Gardening Education Day
Crow River Golf Club

Join McLeod County Master Gardeners for a day of learning. Speakers include John Ball, Dean Engelmann, Dr. Mary Meyer, and Jayne Roberts. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $30/$35 after April 1st. Information: mnext-mcleod@umn.edu or 320-484-4334.  

April 20, Chaska
Plant Selection: Right Plant, Right Place, Right Purpose
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Learn proper plant selection with Julie Weisenhorn, University of Minnesota Extension educator, and work in the new Plant Elements of Design plant selection database. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $41 member/$56 non-member.  

April 20, Minneapolis
Orchids of Mexico
Bachman’s Heritage Room

Attend this webinar sponsored by the Orchid Society of Minnesota for a glimpse of orchid species found in Mexico. 3-4 p.m. No cost. Information: www.orchidsocietyofminnesota.com or Infoosmn@gmail.com.  Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events  Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Website: comozooconservatory.org  Email: comomarketing@ci.stpaul.mn.us Phone: 651-487-8200  Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Website: www.arboretum.umn.edu/eventsprograms.aspx Phone: 952-443-1400 or 612-301-1210  Minnesota Master Naturalist University of Minnesota Extension Website: minnesotamasternaturalist.org Phone: tel:8882414532   

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.

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 bethpetejackson@gmail.com or Colleen FitzPatrick fitzcolleen@gmail.com

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:  www.mastergardenersinwashingtonco.org.

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: www.edinagardencouncil.org. Tickets will be at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event $12 in advance, $15 on day of the event.

 

 

 

 

Contacts for Venues with Multiple Events  

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
comozooconservatory.org  
651-487-8200  

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

Minnesota Master Naturalist
University of Minnesota Extension
minnesotamasternaturalist.org
888-241-4532 

 

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.