Don’t Miss the 2018 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Tour!!

Did you know –

Hennepin County Master Gardener volunteers promote environmental stewardship by providing research-based horticultural information and education to enhance the quality of life in our communities.

In 2017 Hennepin County had 375 active Master Gardener volunteers who provided 29,000 hours of service to the community.

This year’s Learning Tour will be held rain or shine. 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 when accompanied by a paying adult.

All proceeds help support the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program – Hennepin County community programs. Admission includes entry to all nine gardens and a booklet with garden descriptions, on-site demonstration details and driving directions.

Date:
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Time:
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:
Nine gardens in Minneapolis and Richfield will be featured on this self-guided tour.

Cost:
Single tickets are $15 in advance; $20 on the day of the tour.  When you purchase tickets on-line, BE SURE TO PRINT YOUR RECEIPT and bring it to one of the gardens the day of the tour.   See map for garden guide.   You’ll receive wrist band(s) and brochure(s) at the first garden you go to.

The annual event features unique home gardens designed and tended by Master Gardener Volunteers who live in Hennepin County, as well as a community garden that began as a Victory Garden in 1943. This year’s self-guided tour includes food trucks at select stops, a Book Nook with a variety of books for kids and adults, and the Garden Shed, which offers fun and useful gardening accessories. Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand at each garden, conducting demonstrations at various education stations covering topics such as hydroponics, native plants and composting.

Last year, a record-breaking 800-plus people attended the tour, which is accessible to visitors who arrive on foot or by bike or car. “The Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour is an engaging experience that’s open to everyone — whether you’re a gardener seeking a little inspiration, or a horticultural tourist looking for an enjoyable way to spend the day,” said Tim Kenny, statewide director of the University of Minnesota’s Extension Master Gardener Program.

How to Buy Tickets

  • Buy tickets online:  Be sure to print your receipt and visit the highlighted link for a list and map of gardens where you can get a wrist band and brochure the day of the tour.
  • Buy tickets in-person at: Extension Master Gardener Hennepin County office, 479 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., M-F.