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Hennepin County Master Gardener Garden Tour July 11th from 9am-4pm


You are invited! Come and join us for our 2nd Annual Hennepin County Master Gardeners Learning Garden Tour. We have 10 very unique gardens designed and maintained by Master Gardeners for you to enjoy. The Master Gardener homeowner and other Master Gardeners will be on site to respond to your questions. For a preview of some of some of the gardens and event please view this video.

Each garden has a different theme and demonstration. Themes include a fairytale garden, a low maintenance garden, urban and woodland retreat gardens, a farmhouse in the city, container gardening, a sanctuary garden, and a shade garden with a labyrinth. There will be practical, informative demonstrations at each site. Master Gardeners will conduct interactive demonstrations at 10, 12, and 2 p.m. on a wide range of topics. You can learn how to create small space, container, and vertical gardens, build low maintenance water gardens in a weekend, create garden rooms and rain gardens, using color to create moods, and how to grow vegetables.

Photo 1: David C. Zlesak

Our very popular boutique will feature garden related crafts, concrete leaves and stepping stones, gardening books, and other items for sale.

All ten gardens are clustered in the Edina-South Minneapolis-and Bryn Mawr area to minimize your driving time. The intent of the tour is to provide you with an interactive and informative experience. Bring your questions! Bring your camera!

Proceeds benefit Hennepin County Master Gardener community programs.

Tour details:

Date: July 11, 2009

Times: 9am to 4pm, rain or shine.

Price: $15 per person when purchased prior to the event, $20 the day of the event. Tickets can be ordered onlineby clicking the "Buy Now" button on this website. Make sure you click the "Return to the U ofMN Hennepin County MG" button at the end of your order toreceive a list of garden locations and print your receipt.Or, you can stop by the HCMG office located at 479 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie. Call 612.596.2130 for more information.

The price of admission includes:

  • Entry into all ten gardens

  • A brochure with site descriptions, locations, and driving instructions

  • Demonstrations

  • Free flower and vegetable seeds

  • Free handouts on selected yard and garden topics

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