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The Grand Forks Horticulture Society meets September-March on the third Saturday of the month.

May-August meetings are informal and will be announced.
See our complete list of meetings below.

2016-2017 Highlights


April 8, 2017 ~ Gardening Saturday

It is a day of fun and education sponsored by the NDSU Extension Service, Master Gardeners, and the Grand Forks Horticultural Society. This year's event is April 9, 2016 from 8:00am - 4:15 pm at the Alerus Center,
1200 42nd Street South, Grand Forks, ND.
The keynote speaker will be Joe Bergeson, owner and manager of Bergeson Nursery in Fertile, MN. He designs their three-acre trial gardens and each spring presents the "Bergeson Nursery Spring Seminars".

There is a link on the side bar for more information and to register. Right now registration is not open. We hope to have it ready in January 2017. When you click on the "online registration" you will see more than one event to chose from. Select the choice called "2017 31th Annual Gardening Saturday." It will ask you for a user name and password.
These are: Event User name:_____ and Event Password: _______. these be shared when registration opens

There is a charge, lunch, plant to take home and door prizes are included. We recommend that you register early as we are expecting a large number of participants. Also if you need a hotel room, we recommend you make those reservations early.
Gardening vendors will be in attendance.

Garden Tour, Peony Show & Plant Sale. June 24-25, 2017

The Grand Forks Horticultural Society will be holding its 32nd annual garden tour June 24-25, 2017. The hours are Saturday 10 AM~4 PM and Sunday 12~4 PM.
The Peony Show will be on June 24, 2017 at the Myra Museum.
Hours of this will be announced.
Homeowners will open their private yards on these days for viewing and questions. Admission to a special plant sale at the Myra Museum is included with the ticket. Proceeds go to enhancing area public park gardens and educational programs.

Special features this year include creating a back yard paradise and other surprises.

Tickets are available on the tour dates at the Myra Museum, 2405 Belmont Road, in Grand Forks, and local garden centers: All Seasons, Shea's, Home of Economy, and EGF Hardware Hank.
Presale tickets may be available. Check back for the final decision. Questions call 775-2216.


92th North Dakota State Horticultural Society Meeting
July 13-15, 2017 in Minot, ND.

The North Dakota State Horticultural Society (NDSHS) is an organization whose purpose is to disseminate information on horticultural topics to members
by publishing a newsletter and by providing educational programs at the annual meeting. The society also acts as a medium for the exchange of horticultural information between its members. This conference is for
members and nonmembers.

if you wish to join NDSHS the dues are $30 for a 1-year membership. Membership year runs from October. to October.
The conference will be at Grand Hotel Minot ND (when making room reservations be sure to mention the Conference to get the Conference rate). Thursday July 13 will be an open house/tour of Lowe's Garden Center. Friday and Saturday will be the conference at the Grand Hotel with Keynote Speakers, breakout sessions (3 to 4 choices for each time), garden tours, silent auction, and picnic. The committee lead by President Bruce Anderson of Glenburn is busy planning the program and conference details. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. It will be fun and educational. .

Japanese Beetle

Please read about the Japanese Beetle. It is a voracious eater and does millions of dollars of damage in the United States, both in commercial crops and home gardens. Our area used to be too cold for it, but it has adapted and, now it is common in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Please inspect any plants that you buy for adults and grubs. I have seen them on perennials at Minneapolis garden centers. If you see this beetle, please kill it. Please make it harder for it to establish itself in our area. If you are unsure, put it in a ziplock bag, and put the bag in your freezer. Next time we meet, I will be happy to identify it for you. ~ Anne

NDSU Garden Seed Trials North Dakota State University

(NDSU) is looking for gardeners to test new vegetable varieties. We'll work together to find out which varieties are best for us in North Dakota. Everyone is welcome to participate. . Each household may select up to five trials. There is a small per trial. Check the links on the side to get to the website.


~~~~~~~~ 2016-2017 Schedule ~~~~~~~~