Saturday July 8, 2017 the Extension Master Gardener Program – Hennepin County will hold its 10th-annual Learning Garden Tour. Eight gorgeous gardens in Southwest Minneapolis will be featured on this self-guided tour, which will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. rain or shine.
To celebrate this special anniversary, the 2017 tour will include food trucks at some stops; a drawing to win a 1-hour Master Gardener consultation; and several fun, hands-on demos, including Home Hydroponics and Sauerkraut 101.
As always, visitors may explore the gardens at their leisure. Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate a variety of gardening techniques. Stop at the Garden Shed to shop for garden-themed art, birdhouses, mason bee houses and outdoor accessories. And don’t miss the Book Nook where you’ll find a wide variety of gardening books, including several by local authors. And be sure to see the raptors, courtesy of the Raptor Center, which will be visiting one of the gardens.
Advance tickets are $15 or $20 the day of the tour. Quantity discounts are available—10 tickets/$125 and 20 tickets/$250. Children under 12 get in free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance electronically through the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s registration system here. All proceeds help support the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program—Hennepin County community programs. (Admission includes entry to all eight gardens, a booklet with garden descriptions, locations with driving instructions and on-site demonstration details.)