For MSHS, 2016 was destined to be an exciting year. The organization celebrated its 150th anniversary with several wonderful events that highlighted both its history and its vibrancy today. The year began with a fantastic Spring Garden Gala at Vadnais Heights Commons. The events were sold out and gardeners not only got a peek at…

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This article originally appeared in the November/December 2016 issue of Northern Gardener. Kent Petterson, owner of Terrace Horticultural Books, shows his support for MSHS in many ways. He’s a lifetime member, a longtime donor, a 150th anniversary sponsor, and Terrace Books is also an MSHS discount card partner. Terrace is the largest seller of books,…

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This is the last of our Legends of MSHS feature, which ran in Northern Gardener during 2016, our 150th anniversary year. In 1908, just a year after MSHS had persuaded the University of Minnesota to add a fruit breeding and testing farm to its horticulture department, Leon C. Snyder was born. How fitting that the…

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What an honor it was for MSHS and its staff to receive the 10th Annual Award from Terrace Horticultural Books at Terrace’s annual Fall Open House Nov. 12. The award is given annually by Kent Petterson, owner of Terrace Horticultural Books, to an individual or organization for their outstanding contributions to horticulture in our area.…

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This article appeared in the September/October issue of Northern Gardener, the fifth in a series of profiles of individuals who have influenced MSHS over its 150 year history. Perhaps you remember him as “Freddie the Gardener,” hosting the Home and Garden Show on KSTP talk radio. Maybe you went with a parent to the Minneapolis…

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Don’t miss a chance to eat great food from Wise Acre Eatery, explore Tangletown Gardens Farm (where nearly all the plants sold at Tangletown Gardens are grown) and celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 24, at Tangletown Gardens…

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We’ve posted once before about the upcoming MSHS 150th Anniversary celebration to be held at Tangletown Gardens Farm in Plato, MN, Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, We cannot believe it’s less than two weeks away!! We’ve got some additional details on what promises to be a fantastic event and a chance…

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It’s a beautiful day to go to the MInnesota State Fair and, boy, do we have deals for folks wanting to sign up for MSHS membership. In addition to $5 off, our usual bag of goodies and a free aster plant for those signing up for a two-year membership, we have daily drawings planned with…

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The September/October issue of Northern Gardener is in the hands of subscribers and will be on newsstands in about a week. This is a special issue because it marks the official 150th Anniversary of MSHS! For a century and a half, the hort society has been helping gardeners in Minnesota. The big anniversary party will…

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The Minnesota State Fair is a great time to join MSHS and this year, folks who renew their membership or join MSHS at the fair will have several chances to win prizes, including a new Toro lawn mower! Here’s how it’s going to work: As always, those who join at the Northern Gardener level or…

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