Learning Garden Tour – July 8, 2017

Saturday July 8th, 2017 – Eight gardens in
Southwest Minneapolis will be featured on this
self-guided tour from 9 a
.m. – 4 p.m.

To celebrate this special anniversary, the 2017 tour will include food trucks and a drawing to win a 1-hour Master Gardener consultation. As always, Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and each garden highlights informational education stations and demonstrations.

  • Irrigating Lawns — Proper Practices and New Technology
  • Decorative container gardening
  • Edible Gardening/Pollinators
  • Hydroponics
  • Native Plants to Enhance Your Landscape
  • Vermiculture Composting
  • IPM — Managing Pests in the Garden
  • Boulevard Rain Garden
  • The Raptor Center
  • Pruning Trees and Shrubs
  • The Minnesota Horticulture Society
  • Tips for Gardening with Children
  • Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS): From Garden to Cafeteria
  • Fermenting Vegetables 101
  • Vertical Vegetable Gardening

Check back for additional downloadable information and plant lists.

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.

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 purchased in advance are  through the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s registration system. Garden addresses will be posted on this webpage the
week of July 2.  Check back then to choose your first garden site!

Come hungry and enjoy the food trucks near 3 garden locations.

  • A Peace of Cake—freshly made mini-donuts with your choice of toppings and sauces, and coffee.
  • Alimama’s Sambusa Mediterranean Cuisine—sambusas, falafel, hummus, salads, iced coffee and more.
  • Doc E’s BBQ—ribs, brisket, pulled pork sandwiches, nachos, smoked beans, roasted corn and more.

Thank you to our 2017 tour advertisers.

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.)