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Houseplant Extravaganza!

New Season, New Plant! Fall is a great time to introduce more house plants into your space as this tends to be the time of year we begin to see less greenery outside! Indoor houseplants make a great addition to any home, regardless of size. House plants have personality, they make us happy and healthy, and can be easy to take care of- even for a plant parent newbie. 

Gather & Plant: Staghorn Fern Workshop

Join Tangletown staff at our September workshop where you’ll mount your very own Staghorn Fern onto a rustic wooden board while enjoying a complimentary beverage. We’ll teach you the proper method to mount these dramatic ferns, named for their long antler-like fronds. Completed mounts are easy to care for and make beautiful additions to any home or garden. Your workshop fee includes all materials necessary to create one staghorn fern mount, as well as hands-on assembly and care instructions.

Taste the Waste Happy Hour

Featuring a happy hour menu transforming recovered food into small plates by The Bird and speciality cocktails from Marco Zappia (Beverage Director, Colita and Martina) for an incredible experience.

Hear from JoAnne Berkenkamp (Senior Advocate, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program at NRDC), Bertrand Weber (Director, Culinary and Wellness Services for Minneapolis Public Schools) and April Rog (Director of Food Rescue, Second Harvest Heartland) about their work to reduce food waste.

Free to attend, happy hour food & drink menu available for purchase.

Hennepin County Master Gardener Learning Garden Tour

This annual self-guided event features a community garden and unique home gardens spanning from Edina to Minnetonka that are tended by Master Gardener volunteers. Explore the natural beauty, learn from demonstrations, enjoy fresh eats from food truck stops along the way and visit the Garden Shed for useful gardening tools and accessories as all proceeds from this tour support the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Volunteer community programs. 

Art of the Garden

Experience the beauty of the outdoors in the comfort of an indoor garden that is equipped with natural works of art and fine crafts inspired and designed for use. Through sculptures, ceramics, glass, fiber, landscape painting, photography, botanicals and more, visitors will experience the enchanting of Mother Nature.

Art of the Garden

The natural world has always inspired art. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts will exhibit works for the garden or inspired by gardens, from sculpture to paintings. Purchase a new garden piece or be inspired by these homages to nature.

Yoga in the Garden

Immerse yourself into the world of yoga in the heart of the Chinese Garden at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Both morning and late afternoon sessions are offered to calm your every sense, accompanied by a nourishing and delicious breakfast and lunch.

Friends & Family Day at the Farm

Enjoy a picnic lunch from Wise Acre Eatery at our Tangletown Gardens Farm, 11407 County Rd 9, Plato, MN (just 40 miles west of Minneapolis). Our farm is where 95% of the food served at Wise Acre Eatery comes from and 75% of the plants offered at Tangletown Gardens are grown.

Farm guests (especially ages 3 – 10) can become farm-hands in our interactive Little Farm Hand Tour. Kids will feed the baby chickens, feed the koi fish in our aquaponics system, meet our Scottish Highland cows, see our Heritage Hogs, pasture raised Turkeys, Ducks, and Chickens.

Friends School Plant Sale

Start your gardening with the biggest plant sale around. For three days in the State Fair Grandstand, find over 2,400 varieties of plants, including 370 new offerings. Looking for a deal? All plants are 1/3 off on the last day. All Ages.

Kitchen Window Grill Expo

Load up and learn up for this summer’s grilling season at Kitchen Window. Catch classes, sales and tastings going on all weekend. Come in and try a new grill before you buy it and get a free class and gift card with purchase!

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