Minnesota State Horticultural Society

SEEK Updated
Resource Types: 

About Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS): It is the mission of MSHS to serve Northern gardeners through education, encouragement, and community. Through a variety of educational programs, classes and conferences, and by publishing an award-winning magazine, Northern Gardener, MSHS helps its members and the general public to be better gardeners in USDA plant hardy Zones 3, 4 and 5. MSHS' plant donation network, Minnesota Green, started in 1988, serves the greening efforts of volunteer gardeners throughout the state. Minnesota Green promotes grassroots efforts to revitalize communities by coordinating the donation and distribution of nurseries and greenhouse's flowers and trees to be planted in public spaces statewide.

MSHS was formed in 1866, as an association of fruit growers who took on the challenge of growing apples and other fruits in a northern climate. Two years later, the association became the Minnesota State Horticultural Society to recognize the importance of all phases of horticulture development in rural and urban Minnesota.

The business is operated as a not-for profit 501(c)(3). A Chief Executive Officer oversees the business operations and serves as liaison to the staff, board, and members.

Educational Programs, Classes, Conferences: Educational programs and classes, covering a wide range of topics for all levels of gardening interests, are held at the offices on Lincoln Drive and at garden and landscape centers around the state.

MSHS instructs and certifies judges for horticultural shows and provides guidelines and information on horticultural exhibiting. By supporting a network of districts throughout the state, MSHS offers speakers, support for statewide horticultural events, and representation of MSHS staff at regional events.

MSHS is located at 2705 Lincoln Drive in Roseville, MN - just one block north of the Byerly's near County Road C and Snelling in Roseville. There is ample free parking and the building is handicap accessible. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, and Friday 8 a.m. -noon.

For more information on MSHS, visit: https://secure.northerngardener.org/.

Topic Areas: 
Target Audience: 
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
Library loan: 
Is training required?: 
Contact(s) or order information.: 

<b>Minnesota State Horticultural Society</b>
2705 Lincoln Drive
Roseville, MN 55113
<b>Phone</b>: (651) 643-3601 / (800) 676-6747
<b>Fax</b>: (651) 643-3638

WWW Link: (Add http://):