Gardening & Horticulture - General
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Grow your green thumb with helpful advice from industry experts, researchers and professionals! Learn best practices, useful tips, and proven techniques for keeping your yard and garden healthy and sustainable in Minnesota.


Live Online OR In-Person Class Creating a Home Landscape You Can Love and Enjoy

Saturdays 1:30-4:30 p.m.: January 9 & 23, February 6 & 20, March 6

Jim Calkins, landscape and production horticulturist, Research Information Director - MN Nursery & Landscape Assn

Do you dream about having a beautiful home landscape or have a specific landscape project in mind, but don't know how to get started? In this progressive, five-session workshop, your own yard is your class project! 

Registration is closed.


minnesota plants wildflowers, credit ElenaMedvedeva/shutterstock 

Minnesota Plants: A Spring Webinar Series

(13) Sessions: Live every Tuesday, March 2 - May 25, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. CDT

Calling all gardeners, landscapers, and nature enthusiasts- this new weekly webinar series is for you! Join local horticultural experts for a closer look at the plants that grow in Minnesota. You'll get to explore collections, backyards and gardens from your armchair as you learn more about trees, perennials, edible plants, houseplants and more! Each expert will have a unique perspective to share, from ecological to commercial. You'll gain a greater appreciation of the green that makes Minnesota so beautiful, and get tips and tricks for your own garden.

Spring Sessions
  • Houseplant Patrol: Basic Care, Problem Solving and Resources
  • Growing and Repotting Orchids at Home
  • Trading In Turfgrass
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Collections
  • The New Perennial Movement
  • Cold Loving Fruits of Minnesota
  • Creating Habitat for Birds and Butterflies in Your Garden
  • Lilacs for Minnesota
  • Azaleas at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Starting Vegetables from Seed
  • Get Ready for the Gardening Season!
  • Garden Visions: Native Shade Perennials
  • Reimagining the Minnesota Lawn
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