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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.



2015-2016 Highlights

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April 9, 2016 ~ 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.
Featured speaker is: Cole Burrell. C. Colston Burrell is an acclaimed lecturer, garden designer, naturalist, award winning author and photographer.

Please check the side bar to register. When you click on the "online registration" you will see more than one event to chose from. Select the choice called "2016 30th Annual Gardening Saturday." It will ask you for a user name and password.
These are: Event User name: garden, and Event Password: 2016.

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 18-19, 2016


The Grand Forks Horticultural Society will be holding its 32nd annual garden tour June 18-19. The hours are Saturday 10 AM~4 PM and Sunday 12~4 PM.
The Peony Show will be on June 18, 2016 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, Sheas, Home of Economy, and EGF Hardware Hank.
There are no presale tickets. Questions call 775-2216.

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92th North Dakota State Horticultural Society Meeting
July 28-30, 2016 Grand Forks, 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 title is "Gardeners Gone Wild," Our keynote speaker is Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants. In addition to the keynote, Heather will be speaking at a break-out session and selling/signing her book. Check out more information about Heather at http://www.pollinatorsnativeplants.com/.

For next years conference, we are hosting it with the ND Master Gardeners. There are a lot of members of the NDSHS that are also Master Gardeners, so we decided to have a joint conference. If you are not a member of either, you can still attend the conference by joining the NDSHS for $30 for a 1-year membership. Membership year runs from Oct. to Oct. You can join at the event or by contacting the NDSHS secretary (I will post that information soon).

You may register for this event at the same link as the Gardening Saturday event. This time choose 2016 master Gardener State Conference & State .... I do not have the codes for this yet. There is a lot of information about this event and I will be posting a link to it soon.

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.

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