Welcome To The Garden Club of Ramsey County Website

The Garden Club of Ramsey County (GCRC), with a membership of approximately 150, is one of the largest affiliates of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS). Established in 1912 we are the oldest continuously operating garden club in Minnesota.

Open to all, GCRC serves the community by
  • sponsoring educational speakers at monthly meetings
  • maintaining public gardens
  • holding an annual plant sale
  • providing expert volunteers to tutor new gardeners
  • holding workshops
  • volunteering at MSHS sponsored events
Whether a resident of Ramsey County or not, an accomplished or a novice gardener, you are invited to join our community of gardeners today.


Meetings are free and open to the public.

September 15, 2014 GCRC Monthly Meeting
6:30 p.m. Business Meeting
7:00 p.m. Refreshments and Conversation
7:25 p.m. Guest Speaker, Bonnie Blodgett
Topic: How to Make Fall Your Gardens Peak Season
Bonnie is a writer, gardener, and do-it-yourselfer who lives in the land of short summers and long winters. Bonnie came late to gardening and garden writing, launching a gardening publication after many years working as a magazine editor and freelance writer because it combined her two passions, writing and gardening. Trial and error has been her mantra ever since: learn as you go. For fifteen years The Garden Letter, which won a Garden Writers Association award for excellence in its first year, has chronicled Bonnie's climb from ignorant weekend hobbyist to full-fledged amateur gardener. Her garden has been on tours and in magazines other than her own. Her garden writing has been published in Garden Design, Fine Gardening, and Better Homes and Gardens. She is the gardening expert for Midwest Home and writes a weekly gardening column in the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Her books include Midwest Top Ten (Sunset Books), an illustrated guide to great plants; Jewel of Como, a history of a horticultural landmark; and Remembering Smell: A Memoir of Losing and Discovering the Primal Sense. 

Hillcrest Community Recreation Center
1978 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul, MN

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