Find your next garden inspiration at the 2023 Hennepin County Master Gardener Volunteer Learning Garden Tour taking place July 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine.
The tour highlights nine gardens across the northern half of Hennepin County, including the communities of Corcoran, Crystal, Long Lake, Loretto, Minneapolis, New Hope, Plymouth, Rogers and Wayzata. The tour features a wide variety of garden settings and inspirational opportunities.
Eight of the stops are home gardens of Hennepin County Master Gardener volunteers, demonstrating landscapes that can be adapted to a wide variety of situations. The ninth garden is a special communal garden that serves the food needs of neighboring residents.
Each garden offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest trends and techniques – with educational topics such as garden design, succession planting, and urban farming – all backed by university-based research.
With special focus on pollinators for 2023, the Hennepin County Master Gardener Volunteer Learning Garden Tour encourages you to help native and other pollinators thrive at home and in community spaces. Come learn gardening techniques that benefit butterflies, dragonflies, wasps and more.
The tour also highlights gardening practices that are achievable in almost every setting and by the beginner or experienced gardener.
Tour features include:
Attendees will leave the garden tour inspired to start or continue work in their own backyards or small spaces.
Single tickets are $15 in advance; $20 on the day of the tour. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Children under 12 get in free with a paying adult. The tour is held rain or shine. All ticket sales are final.
All proceeds help to support the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Volunteer – Hennepin County community programs. University of Minnesota Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer.