Edina Garden Council
Planning on buying flowers for mom this Mother’s Day? Why not take her to the Edina Garden Council’s Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale and let her pick out her own gift? Not only will you be celebrating Mom, but proceeds from the event fund horticulture scholarships and the Edina Park Beautification Process. According to event chairwoman Karen Platt, garden council members volunteer year-round to get these plants, flowers, custom hanging baskets, and vegetables ready for the two-day event. Read more about Flowers for Mom
In the 1950s, garden clubs sprouted up throughout Edina like tulips in the spring. Housewives moving to the booming suburb looked for ways to grow flowers in their new backyards and form friendships with their new neighbors. They found both in neighborhood garden clubs.
In 1953, the separate clubs joined to form the Edina-Morningside Garden Council. The originating 10 clubs worked together on garden tours and flower shows. They transformed the city by planting flower gardens in public spaces, and the city’s official 1950s maps touted Edina as the “City of Flowers.” Read more about Edina Garden Council Creates “City of Flowers”