Spring Garden Gala Recap

Debbie Lonnee of Bailey Nurseries talks about new plants at the Spring Garden Gala. Ryan McEnaney assists.

Another Spring Garden Gala is in the books, and it was a delightful time with attendees getting a sneak peak at many of the new plants that will be in nurseries and garden centers this year, courtesy of event sponsor Bailey Nurseries of Newport, MN, as well as a fun presentation on how to put together an early spring container from Heidi Heiland of Heidi’s GrowHaus in Corcoran, MN.

The Spring Garden Gala is one of the largest fundraising events of the year for MSHS, with more than 250 people attending the event at the Envision Event Center in Oakdale April 1. Favorite events from past galas were back, including the Wall of Wine, the plant auction at the end of the evening, the silent auction, with dozens of baskets and garden decor. Elizabeth Reis, host of Twin Cities Live (and a gardener and garden blogger) handled the emcee duties.

Floral sponsors donated centerpieces, silent auction items and plants.

Thanks to all of our sponsors, including Bailey Nursery, GrowHaus, KSTP-TV, Bachman’s, GardenWorld, Kelley & Kelley Nursery, Mickman Brothers, Tonkadale Greenhouse, Wagners, Resolution Graphics and Michelle Mero Riedel of Riedel Photography, who took the photos of the event.

From left, MSHS CEO Rose Eggert, emcee Elizabeth Reis, MSHS Board chair Tom Kraak.

You can see more photos on our Facebook page.

We’re already looking forward to next year!

All photos courtesy of Michelle Mero Riedell

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