Category Archives: Minnesota State Fair

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Garden Gifts at the Minnesota State Fair

The MSHS booth at the Minnesota State Fair is a popular place to buy garden gifts for others or yourself. The booth features lots of books and fun garden T-shirts,…

Everyone wants a selfie with a giant tomato!

10 Reasons to Join MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair?

One of the great parts about volunteering in the MSHS booth at the Minnesota State Fair is the chance to meet so many fellow gardeners as they stop by to…

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Save Our Monarchs: Minnesota State Fair Partner

This year, MSHS is working with Save Our Monarchs to provide free milkweed seeds to up to 650 fairgoers. If you are not familiar with Save Our Monarchs, it is…

A bee seeks pollen from a balloon flower at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Protecting Pollinators at the Minnesota State Fair

One of the top issues with gardeners these days is the plight of pollinators — bees, other insects and butterflies. If you have gardened for any length of time, you…

Hydrangeas are a great choice for late summer gardens.

Visit Our Minnesota State Fair Garden

The Minnesota State Fair can be a hot, dusty and crowded place, but there are places of refuge. One of them is the MSHS State Fair Garden, which is at…

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We’re Getting Ready for the Minnesota State Fair!

The Minnesota State Fair doesn’t open until tomorrow, but we’re getting everything ready to go for what is possibly the busiest two weeks of the year for the Minnesota State…

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MSHS State Fair Plant Show Photos

Another MSHS State Fair Plant Show is history. First, thank you to all those who participated and those who volunteered to help. Second, congratulations to Grand Champion, Mary Brickzen Gale…

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Late Summer Garden at Minnesota State Fair

Be sure to visit the MSHS display garden at the Minnesota State Fair, which opens Thursday. We will have our educational and retail booths in the Horticulture Building and our…