Contacts: Media: Mary Ellen Becker, firstname.lastname@example.org, 763-559-7494; Extension Educator: Terry Straub, email@example.com, 612-596-2130 U of M Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program - Hennepin County 479 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 2019 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 Where: 11 Gardens from Edina to Minnetonka Step Into 11 Gorgeous Gardens at the 2019 Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour Are you looking for garden inspiration? Are you a garden enthusiast looking for a great way to spend a beautiful summer day? Join us for the Hennepin County Master Gardeners’ annual Learning Garden Tour beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Coordinated by volunteers in the University of Minnesota Master Gardener Volunteer Program – Hennepin County, this year’s self-guided tour showcases 11 gardens in Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Minnetonka, and St. Louis Park. The annual event features unique home gardens designed and tended by Master Gardener volunteers, as well as a community garden. Learn while you explore the gardens and educational demonstrations at each location such as hydroponics, native plants, and composting. Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer your gardening questions and provide helpful information. Also enjoy food trucks at select stops, the Book Nook with a variety of books for kids and adults, and the Garden Shed offering fun and useful gardening inspired accessories. “The Learning Garden Tour is special in that the gardens are not show gardens but each one a unique labor of love. While we Master Gardeners are teachers at heart, we are also lifelong students open to finding new solutions and inspiration. Come learn with us,” said Rhonda Fleming Hayes, author of “Pollinator Friendly Gardening,” chapter author of “Gardening Complete: How to best grow vegetables, flowers, and other outdoor plants,” as well as a Hennepin County Master Gardener Volunteer. Single tickets are $15 in advance; $20 on the day of the tour. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Children under 12 get in free with a paying adult. The tour is held rain or shine. To buy tickets and learn more about the Learning Garden Tour, visit www.hennepinmastergardeners.org All proceeds help support the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Volunteer – Hennepin County community programs. ### Interview opportunities in the gardens are welcome. Contact us for more information. Photo provided for publication use. No photo credit is required.
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