We know cold-climate gardening can be challenging. That's why we provide resources to help gardeners of all skill levels. Established in 1866, we're one of the country's oldest horticultural societies, offering hands-on classes, lectures, webinars, special events, membership packages, volunteer opportunities, community outreach programs, and the award-winning Northern Gardener magazine.

Roll up your sleeves and dig in! Sign up for a class, pick up a copy of Northern Gardener, become a member, support our signature programs, and grow with us.

Signature Programs


...provides low-income or at-risk children and families with raised-bed containers, soil, compost, vegetable and annual plants, seeds, webinars and other educational resources. Participants learn how to plant and tend a garden, grow fresh food, and use their harvest to prepare simple, healthy recipes.

Northern Gardener Magazine

...is the only magazine exclusively for gardeners in USDA Hardiness Zones 3, 4 and 5. Minnesota's only homegrown gardening magazine is written by cold-climate gardening pros. Each issue is filled with timely columns and feature articles that cover all areas of gardening. This award-winning publication is one of the many benefits of being a society member.

Minnesota Green

...coordinates donations of plants, seeds and gardening tools from growers, garden centers, and seed companies and redistributes them to community gardens and public green spaces. Grown and maintained by our neighbors across the state, these gardens beautify neighborhoods, provide space to grow healthy food and pollinator habitats, and serve as places members of the community gather, socialize and learn.

Growing Together

You may have noticed some changes at MSHS recently. Our main goal remains the same — to provide you with the best resources to help you grow as a gardener.





Bachman's Tool Drive 

Donate used gardening tools at any Bachman's location and receive a coupon for 20% off your purchase of a new tool! All donated tools will be given to community gardeners participating in our MN Green program.

Become a Discount Partner

...and watch your sales grow! Join a long list of trusted garden centers, wineries and specialty shops that offer discounts on merchandise and services for society members. You set the discount—we advertise it for you.

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