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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.

2014-2015 Highlights


April 11, 2015 ~ Gardening Saturday

A day of fun and education sponsored by the NDSU Extension Service, Master Gardeners, and the Grand Forks Horticultural Society. April 11, 2015 from 8:00am - 4:15 pm at the Alerus Center, 1200 42nd Street South, Grand Forks, ND. Featured speaker is P. Allen Smith. Please check the side bar information's now available February 2015. There is a charge, lunch, plant to take home and door prises 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.

Dates to be Announced 2015. Annual Garden Tour

The Grand Forks Horticultural Society will be holding its 31h annual garden tour Summer 2015. The hours are Saturday 10 AM~4 PM and Sunday 12~4 PM. Homeowners will open their private yards on these days for viewing and questions. Admission to a special plant sale 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, Sheas, Home of Economy, and EGF Hardware Hank.
There are no presale tickets. Questions call 775-2216.


91th North Dakota State Horticultural Society Meeting
August 14 and 15, 2015 Medora, ND

The North Dakota State Horticultural Society 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.

This year's focus will be on diverse presentations.

Karol Lowe of Jade Green Succulents in Minot will give an in depth presentation on growing succulents. Chuck Weiser of Surrey will share his strategies and and experiences growing incredible melons. Lee Manske, PhD, NDSU Soil and Range Scientist, Dickinson Research Station, will show how to produce woody horticultural fruit crops chemical free. Tours will include homes and city gardens and Badlands natural landscapes and unique sites.

Registration and lodging information is pending.

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.


~~~~~~~~ 2014-2015 Schedule ~~~~~~~~