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2019 Garden Center Tour

 Export to Your Calendar 8/1/2019
When: 9:00 AM
Where: Map this event »
Metro Transit Park and Ride
950 County Road E East
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota  55127
United States
Contact: 651-633-4987


Online registration is available until: 7/31/2019
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The summer Garden Center Tour is back! This year's tour will feature family-owned businesses in the North Metro.

Please join us. It's sure to provide new ideas and a fun opportunity to connect with industry colleagues.

 

REGISTRATION

Early Bird Savings (on or Before July 18) --  MNLA Member: $69.00 | Non-Member: $89.00

Regular (after July 18) -- MNLA Member: $89.00 | Non-Member: $109.00

 

SCHEDULE

9:00 a.m.: Arrive at Metro Transit Park & Ride (I-35E and County Road E)
9:15 a.m.: Bus Departs for Tour Sites
4:15 p.m.: Bus Returns to Park & Ride

 

TOUR SITES (All site descriptions and photos coming soon!)

  • Bergen's Greenhouses, Forest Lake
  • Green Barn Garden Center, Isanti
  • Malmborg's Garden Center, Blaine
  • Mickman Brothers, Inc., Ham Lake
  • Northland Landscape Nursery, Isanti
  • Waldoch Farms, Lino Lakes

Malmborg's Garden Center, Blaine

Malmborg's opened their Blaine garden center location in April of 2012. This spacious garden center has allowed Malmborg's to bring their large selection of annuals, vegetables, herbs, and more to the North Metro. Malmborgs looks forward to serving the avid gardeners in the Blaine area, and helping them to continue to beautify their homes and gardens.

 

 

 

 

Mickman Brothers, Inc., Ham Lake

Founded in 1975 by brothers Chris and John Mickman, Mickman Brothers now operates 5 profit centers including Landscaping, Irrigation, Garden Center, Landscape Management and a Christmas Wreath manufacturing business. Their Garden Center is the 'flagship' for the company as it is has the most significant presence in the community. They grow most of their annuals and perennials in their greenhouses over the winter and also offer a complete selection of trees, shrubs and mulches. Services offered include delivery and planting services and 'Garden Coaches' which work more closely with customers that need an elevated level of consultation for their landscape gardens. Current marketing efforts are primarily social media based. However, they strive to elevate their community profile in other ways such as offering green industry seminars on most weekends during the Winter & Fall Seasons and also host many 'events' annually including Customer Appreciation Picnics, Lady's Night Out affairs and Vendor/Client Gala's. During your tour, be sure to visit their Design Studio which includes offices for the Landscaping and Irrigation businesses, providing a higher level of services to both residential and commercial clients.

 

Waldoch Farm, Lino Lakes

Waldoch Farm is a family run garden center providing top-quality plants, garden accessories and produce to Lino Lakes and the surrounding communities. Owner, Mary Joyer, and her sister, Kathy, run the garden center with help from the forth generation: Andrew Joyer and Doug Joyer. With 95% of what they grow being sold on farm as retail, they take pride in their product as a grower/retailer. Their first Sunflower Festival will be underway during the tour, and there will be great opportunity to explore the vegetable-focused PYO operation as well as Grandpa’s Roadstand, and Joyer Barnyard which houses sheep, pigs, goats, ponies, fowl and more. Their Garden Center is the biggest division of the farm making up for 67% of their overall business.

Parking:  The Park & Ride is south of County Road E and west of I-35E. Access the parking area using the Walmart perimeter road.

Coolers of water and soda will be available throughout the day.

Lunch will be provided mid-day.

Please dress for the weather. We will be outside - rain or shine.

 

MNLA CP:  3 pts | Level: Beginning to Intermediate

 

Sponsorships are available for this tour. Contact Faith at 952-934-2891.

 

2019 MNLA Seminars Generously Supported by:

 

 

Dietary Requests:  Every effort will be made to accommodate vegetarian or gluten-free meal requests. Verbal requests must be made to the MNLA Office at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

 

MNLA Registration Refund Policy: For all education events, MNLA will gladly make a full refund of your registration fee if cancellation notice is received more than two business days in advance of the event. In the two business days prior to the event, a 50 percent refund will be given. No refunds will be given for no-shows or cancellations made the day of the event. Cancellations may be made in writing, by fax, or by telephone call received at the MNLA office during normal business hours.

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