Category Archives: MSHS Events

Roses are pretty, but cut flowers fade.

A Garden Gift for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day not too far in the future, why not give a garden gift to the plant lover in your life — one that won’t fade in a week…

MSHS has long been a supporter of women in horticulture. Here members of a summer class in 1896 put cuttings into a propagation bed.

MSHS is 150! A Big Year Ahead

2016 is a big year for MSHS! This year marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society, and we will be celebrating all year long….

gift box

Gift Ideas for Gardeners, Part 2

A couple of weeks ago, we suggested eight gift ideas for gardeners who have everything. Today, we’ve got a few more, and the best thing is you can get them…

families etc

Spring Garden Gala Registration Opens Today

Is it too early for thinking about spring? Not if you are thinking about going to the annual MSHS Spring Garden Gala to be held April 1, 2016 at Vadnais…

The Shannons' cacti collection includes many beautiful native forms.

Treat Your Garden Club to an Amazing Garden Party

Jerry and Lee Shannon’s St. Paul garden is one of the hidden jewels of that city. And, a lucky MSHS garden club will get a chance to have a garden…


Congratulations, MSHS Award Winners

Each year, MSHS honors individuals and groups that represent the exemplary achievements gardeners make in Minnesota, though community gardening and public greening efforts. This year’s awards were presented Saturday. Congratulations…

Buy great lily bulbs at the MSHS Open House

Join Us for the MSHS Open House Saturday!

The weather forecasts call for a beautiful day on Saturday, June 13, perfect for spending the morning at our MSHS Open House at 2705 Lincoln Drive in Roseville. Then, stay…

Straw bales ready to be planted.

Learn About Straw Bale Gardening Saturday

Joel Karsten has been teaching about the benefits of straw bale gardening for several years now,l starting with the publication of his first book on the topic. His revised, updated book,…