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U of M Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program – Hennepin County
479 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
2020 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour
When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2020
Where: 9 Gardens from Prospect Park to Edina into Linden Hills
You’re invited to one of Minnesota’s most anticipated summer gardening events – the 2020 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour being held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come walk with nature. This self-guided tour includes 9 gardens from Prospect Park to Edina and into Linden Hills.
The variety of gardens on this year’s annual tour offer many learning opportunities. They include eight home gardens designed and tended by Master Gardener volunteers, as well as one Community Garden. At each garden you’ll meet Master Gardeners who garden not only for their enjoyment, but to contribute to the health of our local ecosystem. Research suggests that a connection to nature increases environmental awareness and environmentally friendly actions.
“Just being surrounded by bountiful nature, rejuvenates and inspires us.” – E.O. Wilson
Visitors who attend the Learning Garden Tour can learn about garden design (including Feng Shui), pollinator, shade, and vegetable gardening. Rain gardens and boulevard gardening will also be featured. Even a garden that has incorporated backyard chickens! Also enjoy food trucks at select stops, the Book Nook with a variety of books for kids and adults (many by local authors), as well the Garden Shed, offering fun and useful garden inspired accessories.
This year’s tour has something for everyone, whether you’re just getting started, or you have been gardening for years. Come walk with nature and feel the healing power of plants.
*Advance tickets are $15; $20 on the day of the tour. Discounts for groups of 10 or more. Children under 12 get in free with a paying adult. The tour is held rain or shine.
To buy tickets and learn more about the Learning Garden Tour, please visit us www.hennepinmastergardeners.org.
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.
Our mission: Use research-based horticultural knowledge and practices to deliver educational outreach and project-based efforts that inspire change and promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet.
Interview opportunities in the gardens are welcome. Contact us for more information.
Photo provided for publication use. No photo credit is required.