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Hennepin County Master Gardener Tour Slated for July 10

ST. PAUL, Minn. (6/4/2010) -- The third annual University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour in Hennepin County will take place Saturday, July 10, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit eight beautiful gardens designed and maintained by Extension Master Gardeners, offering great inspiration along with the latest gardening techniques. This year's gardens are clustered in a convenient route through the Plymouth and Wayzata area.

Representing a multitude of garden styles and interests, find your favorite among native plant gardens, butterfly gardens, waterfront gardens, kitchen gardens, container gardens and more! Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all gardening questions. Eight on-site demonstrations provide an educational dimension, for both beginning and advanced gardeners, and include:

  • Native Plants - How to Go Wild in Your Yard
  • Landscaping for Family Life
  • Container Gardening - Spotlight on Welcome
  • Kitchen Gardens: Grow your Passion for Flavor
  • Gardening with Wildlife (includes live raptor demo)
  • Inviting the Pollinators - Ideas to Attract Those Bees, Butterflies and Birds We All Love
  • Serenity Garden - Indulge Your Senses
  • Gardening is a Process - Learning What Works for You

Tickets are $15 per person prior to the event or $20 the day of the tour. Tickets can be ordered online at, at the Hennepin County Master Gardener office located at 479 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, or by calling 612-596-2130.

Admission includes entry to all eight 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 University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener community programs in Hennepin County.

As volunteers, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners perform at least 25 hours of work in their communities each year, helping with public projects and sharing their learning with other gardeners. For more information on becoming a Master Gardener, visit

For more gardening resources from University of Minnesota Extension, visit
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