To provide programs that help every northern gardener-from beginner to expert-achieve better results in their garden.

Since 1866 the Minnesota State Horticultural Society has been nurturing gardeners. Recent studies show that a renewed interest in gardening is taking hold, whether out of economic necessity, an urge to produce your own food, or concerns about the environment. There is a large scale need to educate and inspire the people who will plant tomorrow's gardens, and it is the mission of MSHS to provide that support.

  • Readers rely upon NORTHERN GARDENER magazine-the longest running magazine published in Minnesota-for resources and expert information on cold climate gardening.
  • Each year our acclaimed MINNESOTA GREEN program distributes over $100,000 in donated seeds and plants to community gardens, encouraging people to gather and garden in cities, suburbs and small towns throughout Minnesota.
  • Gardeners find advice and encouragement through a wide array of specialized CLASSES like preserving the garden harvest, winter seed starting and more.
  • GARDEN-IN-A-BOX provides garden boxes, soil, plants and instructions to low income families on how to have a first time garden in a 3x4 space.
  • Dedicated VOLUNTEERS provide thousandsof hours of their time to encourage new gardeners, share their expertise and support our many programs.
  • MSHS LIBRARYis one of the largest circulating horticulture libraries in Minnesota.
  • our WEBSITE, is a quick link to garden clubs, societies, garden centers and a wide range of gardening resources.
  • New for 2013 is a DIGITAL VERSION OF NORTHERN GARDENER, a added benefit to members and subscribers.
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