New offerings available at Edina’s annual plant show.
Spring flowers are finally blooming, and the Edina Garden Council is hosting its 50th annual plant sale at Arneson Acres Park over Mother’s Day weekend on May 12 and 13.
This sale is well-loved within the community, has something for everyone and will happen rain or shine, says Maire Katyal, Edina Garden Council member and co-president of Normandale Garden Club. The two-day sale draws a variety of seasoned and novice gardeners. “It’s just neat to bring all those different types of people together,” Katyal says.
The Edina Garden Council uses the Arneson Acres greenhouse to plant and grow many classic sale offerings, Katyal says. This year, the sale also includes hard-to-find perennials, native Minnesota plants, organic veggies, heirloom tomatoes, herbs and more. Over 200 hanging baskets will be available, with warm and cool shade flowers. This year, there will also be an “ask-a-gardener” booth, where patrons can ask master gardeners questions about their plants or gardening. “We have been planting since late January to make sure that the city gets beautiful and stays beautiful all summer and into the fall every year,” she says.
As a community-based fundraiser, all money raised from the event goes toward the council’s philanthropic projects.
Interested in becoming a member of the Edina Garden Council? Talk to any of the garden council members at the sale for more information.
All ages. Free. 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday. Arneson Acres Park, 4711 W. 70th St.; 952.826.1620; edinagardencouncil.org