Garden Tour, Peony Show & Plant Sale

June 24-25, 2017
Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, noon to 4 pm

$10 per ticket, children under 12 free with an adult.





Saturday, June 24th
Myra Museum, Belmont Road, Grand Forks, ND

Come start the morning with homemade donuts
and coffee at Faye’s Kitchen until noon.

10:00 am
Garden Tour tickets sales open, explore the gardens until 5 pm.
**Peony Show entries accepted until noon.
Plant Doctor Steve Sagaser, NDSU Extension Horticulturalist will
answer your questions until noon.
Plant Sale is the best deal on donated plants.
Garden Themed Apparel Sale: t-shirts, sweatshirts & more.
Vendors: Good variety for everyone.

2:00 pm
Fannie Mahood Heath Garden
Dedication by the Mayor’s Office.
Reception with refreshments served.

Come and see the Peony Show Entries and this year’s winners.
Following the Dedication
Dr. Kathleen Brokke’s presentation
on Fannie Mahood Heath,
“Grand Forks Pioneer Gardener”.

Sunday, June 25th
Garden Tour, Peony Show Exposition, Plant Sale & Vendors continues until 4 pm.

Tickets available on the days of the tour at:

Myra Museum
2405 Belmont Road

All Seasons
5101 S. Washington

3515 S. Washington

Superb Services
5411 Gateway Drive

Hardware Hank
Hwy 2 & Hwy 220, EGF

For more info contact Linda Burkhart

Entrants will need to purchase a garden tour ticket. Submit a single peony flower or up to three flowers with a minimum stem of 12 inches. Remove all the leaves except the topmost ones. Include the name of the cultivar, if known.


ND State Horticulture Society Conference July 13-15, 2017

The ND State Horticulture Organization will be holding their 94th Annual North Dakota State Horticulture Society Conference at Grand Hotel in Minot on July 13-15, 2017.

They have scheduled some excellent main speakers, set up informative breakout sessions and arranged many yard/garden tours to include both small and large yards. In addition to the educational items, they’ve also included items such as vendor booths, door prizes, a silent auction table, meals and a BBQ at one of their garden stops.

If anyone would like a brochure mailed to them, please contact the NDSU Extension Service at or (701) 857-6444.

Download the full brochure here.


Upcoming Events!

Field to Fork Webinars 
Feb. 22-Food Safety
March 1 – Recommended Vegetable Varieties for North Dakota
March 8 – What Regulations Apply When Preparing Food for the Public?
March 15 – U.S. Food Law: Aligning the Pieces of the Regulatory Puzzle
March 22 – Introduction to Home Wine Making
March 29 – Herbs: From Growing to Packing
April 5 – Will the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Guidelines Affect Your Business?
April 12 – Update on Spotted Wing Drosophila (Fruit Fly) in North Dakota
April 19 – How to Can Low- and High-acid Foods
April 26 – Introducing Youth to Gardening

Register at:

GFHS Meeting, February 18, 2017 Dr. Kathleen Brokke, Environmental Historian “Going Wild in the Garden” (bringing native plants into your garden, beautiful photos)

Gardening & Beyond Workshop, February 25, 2017 Thief River Falls, MN

GFHS Meeting, March 18, 2017, Holly Mawby, Vegetables – the new and unusual for adventurous gardeners – New vegetable varieties are coming onto the market each year, spice up your garden by trying some of these odd, rare, or new types of produce.

Gardening Saturday, March 18, 2017 Winnipeg, CA.

Home Design & Garden Show, March 31 – April 2, 2017, Alerus, Grand Forks, ND–  Look for the NDSU Extension Booth that has information on GFHS.

Gardening Day, April 1, 2017, Fergus Falls, MN

Gardening Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Alerus in Grand Forks, ND.
– Headline speaker is Joe Bergenson.

GFHS Meeting, May 20, 2017 Plant Exchange and Potluck, Heritage Village, EGF, MN

GFHS Garden Tour, Peony Show & Plant Sale, June 24-25, 2017
– Dedication of Fannie Mahood Heath Garden by Mayor Brown
– Presentation by Dr. Kathleen Brokke on Fannie Mahood Heath “Grand Forks Pioneer Gardener”

North Dakota State Horticultural Society Conference, July 13,14,15, 2017, Minot, ND

Carrington Research Extension Center Field Day, Carrington, ND July 18, 2017


Gardening Saturday 2017

Get the Latest Dirt on Gardening
April 8, 2017
8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Alerus Center
1200 42nd Street South, Grand Forks, ND

Featuring: Joe Bergeson

Come and enjoy a full day of gardening fun! Great presentations, a full line of vendors, extensive silent auction items for you to bid on, The Plant Doctor and a free perennial to get you started for the season.

Joe Bergeson will be sure to inspire you and put a fire into your growing season with his expertise on annuals and perennials. It’s always a joy to hear from our own zone expert.

Session One
Keynote Speaker: Joe Bergeson- Growing Beautiful Annuals

Session Two
___ Growing Amaryllis- Bonnie Durrenberger
___ Wildlife Management in Your Yard/Garden- Dr. Jason Boulanger
___ Invasive Plants in Your Landscape- Dr. Esther McGinnis
___ Myra Arboretum- Dr. Joe Zeleznik
___ Dwarf and Upright Woody Ornamentals- Dr. Todd West
___ Insect Control in Your Yard and Garden- Brandon Buckalew
___ Grapes and Berries for Your Yard- Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti
___ Improving Your Garden Soil- Dr. Jay Goos
___ Grilling with Garden Vegetables and Fruit- Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson

Session Three
Keynote Speaker: Joe Bergeson- Growing Perennials in the North

Session Four
___ Gardens for All: Planning Your Garden- Holly Mawby
___ Succulents- Johannes Olwage
___ Composting Yard and Kitchen Waste- Mick Mansfield
___ Fermenting Vegetables for Better Health- Steve Dahlberg
___ Evergreens: Dwarf and Beyond- Dr. Todd West
___ Growing Root Vegetables Successfully- Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti
___ Improving Your Garden Soil- Dr. Jay Goos
___ Preserving Your Garden Produce- Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson
___ Spotted Winged Drosophilia- Caitlin Kruger

Session Five
___ Growing Hostas- Bonnie Durrenberger
___ Wildlife Management in Your Yard/Garden- Dr. Jason Boulanger
___ Peek a Boo Plants- Holly Mawby
___ Succulents- Johannes Olwage
___ Square Foot Vegetable Gardens- Mick Mansfield
___ Insect Control in Your Yard and Garden- Brandon Buckalew
___ Fermenting Vegetables for Better Health- Steve Dahlberg
___ Adventures in Shade Gardening- Dr. Esther McGinnis
___ Springtime Pruning Basics- Dr. Joe Zeleznik

Here is the link for the Gardening Saturday web page:

$40 Registration due: March 27, 2017
After deadline the cost is $50

Online Registration
Click on Online Registration and it will take you to the Greater Grand Forks Visitors Bureau. Look for our event and enter the username and password below.

Event: Gardening Saturday 2017
Username: gardening
Password: 2017


January 21st GFHS Meeting

10am Saturday January 21st

Greg Morgenson, NDSU Woody Plants Research Specialist
“Evergreens: Dwarf & Beyond”

Refreshments served.
Door prizes.

All meetings are free and open to the public.

Meetings at Parkwood Senior Living
749 South 30 Street, Grand Forks, ND.
Parking in the back. Meeting room in the lower level auditorium.