July 27, 2017
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Horticulture Night offers a wide variety of demonstrations, presentations offered twice throughout the event. Typically held in the last Thursday of July, Horticulture Night gives visitors the opportunity to view annual flowers, plants, shrubs and trees under regional conditions as well as take in educational presentations. It is estimated that nearly 1,600 people attend the free event.
Horticulture topics will include:
- Cold Hardy Grapes for Winemaking (Matt Clark, U of MN)
- Designing Containers (Heidi Heiland, Heidi's Lifestyle Gardens)
- Growing Strawberries & Raspberries in Minnesota (Jim Luby, U of MN)
- Integrated Pest Management for Homeowners (Chris Philips, U of MN)
- Knock-out Annuals (Steve Poppe, WCROC)
- Pollinator Friendly Gardening (Rhonda Fleming Hayes)
- Quality Tomatoes for the Home Garden (Mary Rogers, U of MN)
- Trees and Shrubs for West Central Minnesota (Tim Swedberg, Swedberg Nursery)
During the event, we'll offer the public a chance to vote for their top three favorite flowers in the Display Garden! Flowers recieving the most votes will earn the distrinction as "Consumer Favorites" in our annual flower report, which goes out to plant breeding companies around the world.
Other activities include farm tours, cow milking demonstration, vendor and food booths, and live music.
Horticulture Night is free and open to the public.