Horticulture Display Garden honored as Best Public Display Garden in MN

August 18, 2015

The Horticulture Display Garden at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris has been named as the Best Public Display Garden in Minnesota by viewers of WCCO News.

Video of WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Public Garden In Minnesota

Steve Poppe interviewed by WCCO


Natalie Nyhus of WCCO interviewed Senior Horticulture Scientist Steve Poppe in the Horticulture Display Garden at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The Horticulture Garden was voted Best in Minnesota by viewers of WCCO News. (photos: Brooke Kern/Morris Sun Tribune)

Voting for the Best Public Display Garden was open to the public online during the week of Aug. 10. By Aug. 14, the Garden was among the top three contenders.

Senior Horticulture Scientist Steve Poppe received word on Monday, Aug. 17 that the Horticulture Display Garden received the most public votes, and was chosen as the Best Public Display Garden in Minnesota.

Steve Poppe gives tour to WCCOThe Best of Minnesota segments, which are hosted by Natalie Nyhus, air each Wednesday during the 10 p.m. news broadcast, and again on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. on CBS/WCCO (Channel 4). The news piece on the Horticulture Display Garden will air on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 10 p.m. and Aug. 22 at 8 a.m.

Read the story, as told by Natalie.