Events - Prospect Park Garden Walk & Plant Sale (Summer)

Garden at 111 SE Arthur

The 17th annual Prospect Park Garden Walk and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. (Rain or shine!) We’ll be holding our plant sale in the Franklin Oval. This year the Garden Club is joining forces with the Hennepin County Master Gardener Tour.

The 2014 Prospect Park Garden Walk and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014. This year will be a little different: the Garden Club is joining forces with the Hennepin County Master Gardener annual Learning Garden Tour. Four of the eight gardens on the 2014 Learning Garden Tour are located right here in Prospect Park; the others are nearby in Northeast, Marcy-Holmes, and Longfellow. The self-guided Learning Garden Tour displays a variety of gardens designed and maintained by U of MN Extension Master Gardeners. Certified Master Gardeners will staff Education Stations at each site on the tour, answering questions and demonstrating special garden features. The gardens are open for visitors 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Please note: the HCMG Learning Garden Tour charges admission. Tickets are $15 purchased online until July 11, or $20 the day of the tour at any of the featured gardens. (One ticket admits you into all of the gardens.) All proceeds from ticket sales support the Hennepin County Master Gardener Program which, among other activities, trains our neighborhood Master Gardeners and assists with our local community gardens. To purchase tickets in advance and for other information, visit the Hennepin County Master Gardeners website: http://hennepinmastergardeners.org/events/hcmg-learning-garden-tour/

Look for the bright pink Information & Map flyers at these Prospect Park locations: Schneider Drug (3400 SE University Ave.), Signature Café (130 SE Warwick St.), Cupcake (3338 SE University Ave.), or Overflow Espresso Café (2929 SE University Ave), and the Textile Center (3000 SE University Ave).

The PP Garden Club Plant Sale will be the same day, July 12, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, on “The Franklin Oval” pocket park at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Bedford Street SE. This mid-summer Plant Sale will feature hosta and other perennial divisions, well-established potted vegetable plants ready to bear, late-season bloomers, and house plants. All proceeds support the Garden Club programs, including the Pratt School gardens and Chergosky Park, neighborhood pocket park plantings, and buckthorn eradication. For more information about the Plant Sale, please contact Lisa Noring at 612-339-6790 or <norling.lisa@gmail.com>.

The Prospect Park Garden Walks began in 1996 and continued through 2003. There were no Garden Walks in 2004 or 2005. The Garden Walks resumed in 2006.

These photos (below) are from the 2002 walk and were posted on St. Paulite Ardys Moen's website: http://www.justaddwater.ws/prospect_park.html (no longer available)