Horticulture Night

July 28, 2022 4-8pm

Our most highly anticipated event of the year—Horticulture Night—will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022. A combination of hands-on gardening demonstrations and presentations will be available during the event.

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022  4 pm—8 pm

Location: Horticulture Display Garden at the WCROC 

Hands-on Demonstrations: Several demonstrations will be spread out throughout the Garden, allowing participants to freely go from one station to another. There will be no set start and end time for these demonstrations. We encourage participants to ask questions at the stations that are of interest to them, while going through the various stations at their own pace. 

  • Soil Health for Vegetables
  • Bud Grafting
  • Build your Own Fresh Cut Flower Bouquet (purchase materials on-site)
  • Bugs for Birds

Presentations: Prefer to take in a presentation under the comfort of a tent and bleacher seating? We'll have several horticulture talks scheduled throughout the evening, including a Keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Seeley, Professor Emeritus, U of MN Climatologist and Meteorologist. Other topics include:

  • Living Fence Lines
  • Drought Tolerant Perennials
  • All Things Annual Flowers
  • Fall Gardening Starts Now: Succession Planting Your Fall Garden

Presentations made possible by the Edna Johnson Garden Education Fund.

Other ActivitiesOther activities include vendor booths, live music, cow milking demonstration, and WCROC farm tours. 

Food: Available for purchase on-site. 

One thing that the circumstances of the past couple of years has made very evident is that things can change very quickly, and we may need to shift our event plans and expectations accordingly, even at the last minute. Please check back with this event page for further details and updates about Horticulture Night, especially prior to coming to the event.