Friends School Plant Sale
Friends School of Minnesota
Friday, May 6, 9 am – 8 pm
Saturday, May 7, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, May 8, 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, 1265 Snelling Ave, Falcon Heights, MN 55108
Each year on Mother’s Day weekend in May, Friends School of Minnesota puts on the biggest fundraising plant sale in the state, perhaps even in the Midwest!
We stock a full line of annuals, perennials, climbing plants, native wildflowers, and vegetables, with selected roses, and trees and shrubs. A catalog of our offerings is available for reference, with PDF versions available in the catalog section of the site.
Entirely volunteer-run, the Friends School Plant Sale has become a Twin Cities institution with loyal fans. You can become a volunteer (which gives the added incentive of being able to shop at the Thursday pre-sale event). Signups are open February 1 through the week of the sale.
Note on Jumping Worms (excerpt from Friends School Plant Sale Blog):
What about the plant sale?
So, what about plants purchased from nurseries, garden centers, and particularly the Friends School Plant Sale?
All of the growers for the Friends School Plant Sale are certified by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (or their own state’s equivalent) and therefore use soil-free potting mixes, rather than soil from the ground.
Even before the jumping worm problem, MNLA members have been greatly concerned about not spreading plant diseases through potting soil, tools, and plant materials. Their businesses depend on having their practices and plants inspected. We have paperwork from our growers stating that they are inspected by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture each year.
Visit our website to learn more about the plant sale.