Spotlight: What’s New at the Home and Garden Show

This article by Brenda Harvieux originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Northern Gardener.

Some exciting changes for MSHS are happening this year at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. The home and garden show runs two weekends this year, March 30-April 1 and April 6-8, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Aside from our will-call booth, which will remain at the entrance of Hall D, all MSHS displays, sales and classes will be on the main floor of the show.

MSHS has new and interesting lily bulbs every year. These are called ‘Toronto’.

This year, a new space called the Garden Market will feature the latest in flowers, plants and garden décor. Our plant sales will be in the Garden Market (booth no. 1557), where we’ll be selling outstanding bulbs and bare-root plants—many of which we haven’t sold before—at our usual great prices. And all plants and bulbs are bee and pollinator friendly.

Our retail and membership booth and the Garden Stage will be on the main floor near the featured gardens. Pond King Water Gardens is co-sponsoring the stage with us, and visitors to the stage will be greeted by a garden with flowering shrubs, blooming plants and a delightful water garden. The plants adorning the stage will be provided by Bailey Nurseries and Wagners Greenhouses and Garden Center.

As always, we’ll have informative and inspirational presentations at the home and garden show on a wide range of garden topics on the stage, with returning favorites such as straw-bale gardening, composting and pollinator-friendly gardening. We have some compelling new topics too, such as growing mushrooms, raising chickens in the city and permaculture design presented by Daniel Halsey of Southwoods Forest Gardens and Design.

We hope to see you at the show!

We’ll have a large array of books, garden art and bulbs at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show.

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