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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.

Learning Garden Tour! Save the Date!

Posted by: Rhonda Hayes Updated: June 21, 2014 - 9:59 AM

​Don't miss the 2014 Master Gardener Learning Tour!

Saturday, July 12, 2014  9am to 4pm

Our annual tour features eight beautiful gardens designed and maintained by Hennepin County Master Gardeners. This year's tour is located in the Northeast, Southeast and Longfellow neighborhoods including historic Prospect Park.

Unlike other garden tours, we offer education in addition to inspiration. This year's gardens show real life examples and solutions on a number of gardening trends and topics. You'll learn how to:

Channel Your Inner Rain Garden, Support Pollinators, Create Colorful Containers, Get How-To About Hops, Make Compost Happen, Love Your Lawn, Grow Your Own Food and Conquer That Shade.

Here's the link:

  • Tickets are $15 in advance (discounts for groups of 10 or 20) and can be purchased until Friday, July 11th via PayPal below.  Tickets are $20 (cash or check) on the day of the tour and can be purchased at any of the gardens (check back after July 1st for garden locations). 12 or under is free with adult.
  • If you would prefer, you may mail your check to HCMG Learning Garden Tour, 479 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344. If you are mailing your check, please allow sufficient time to reach our offices by Friday, July 11th.
  • Proceeds benefit Hennepin County Master Gardener community programs


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