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Rhonda Hayes is a garden writer, photographer and blogger. She also volunteers as a Hennepin County Master Gardener. Rhonda chronicles her gardening adventures and advice at her award-winning blog, The Garden Buzz. She is a frequent contributor to Northern Gardener magazine and the Star Tribune Home + Garden section. At Your Voices, she writes about life around the city lakes, occasionally veering off the garden path with essays on the silly and serious issues of the day.

It's Time Again for the Learning Garden Tour! Saturday July 14, 9am to 4pm

Posted by: Rhonda Hayes Updated: July 9, 2012 - 9:15 AM

 This is the one. Of all the garden tours going on this weekend, this is the one to see!




Master Gardeners in Hennepin County
2012 Learning Garden Tour
Don’t miss the annual Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour on July 14 from 9 am to 4 pm!
Visit eleven beautiful Minneapolis area gardens, designed and maintained by Master Gardener volunteers. This tour offers an exciting array of garden styles and techniques, all located within a convenient route.
From adorable cottage to grand estate there’s inspiration and information for everyone on a variety of topics. Here’s just a sampling….
·      Seed Trial Gardens
·      Low-Mow to No-Mow Lawns
·      Vegetable Growing Strategies
·      Rain gardens and rain barrels
·      Shoreline Restoration
·      Landscaping with Native Plants
·      Creating Outdoor Rooms
·      Benefits of Living Mulch
Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer all gardening questions. On-site demonstrations provide an educational dimension, for both beginning and advanced gardeners, not found on other garden tours.
The popular Garden Shed boutique will feature garden related crafts, concrete leaves and stepping-stones, gardening books and other items.
Price: Tickets are $15 per person prior to the event, $20 the day of the tour. Tickets can be ordered online with a credit card at Or stop by the HCMG office located at 479 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie. Or call Terry at 612.596.2130 for more information.
Admission includes entry to all eleven gardens, brochure with garden descriptions, locations and driving instructions, on-site demonstrations, and free handouts on selected yard and garden topics. The tour will go on rain or shine.
All proceeds benefit the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program in Hennepin County community programs.



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