11506 Highway 65, Blaine Minnesota 55434
These outstanding 17-acre gardens are the product of years of work and study by Charles and Betty Ann Addison, recently joined by partner Harvey Buchite. Rice Creek Gardens has been growing rare and unusual plants for over 35 years and serving gardeners for 15 years. Many display and trial gardens as well as production fields are open for visitors to the nursery, where you can see and select from over 2,500 different kinds of perennials on site; included are Woodland Gardens, Rock Gardens, Perennial and Grass Gardens, Shrub Rose Display and Rhododendron Terraces. A significant part of the outflow from Rice Creek Gardens is the public and private rock gardens built by Betty Ann and the staff for over 20 years, which include the Rock Garden at Lake Harriet and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Open daily, hours vary; call for details.
(Eden Prairie) Birdie's Sports Park
(Bloomington) Camp Snoopy
(Spring Valley) Crystal Cave
(Taylors Falls) Dalles of the St Croix
(Minneapolis) Lake Minnetonka
(Rockford) Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
04/20 Coming to The Blaine area
Minnesota Alpaca Festival Owatonna MN April13-14 The halter show has over 500 alpacas in the most astonishing array of colors. Award winning fleece will be on display throughout the weekend! This is also a shopping extravaganza.
Scott-Carver Thresher's Annual Swap Meet Jordan MN May4-5 Antique car, tractor, farm equipment and machinery for consignment and auction.
Shepherd's Harvest Sheep and Wool Festival Lake Elmo MN May10-12 Shepherd’s Harvest Festival is an opportunity for rural and urban people to meet and share information about sheep and sheep products and other fiber-producing animals.
Rhubarb Festival Lanesboro MN June1 Taste such delicious rhubarb delights as pies, crisps, cakes, soups, chutneys, chili, jams, ketchup, leathers, drinks and more. Be the judge of the best of everything rhubarb. After tasting your favorites, vote. Winners of Peoples Choice Awards win great prizes!
Rhubarb Days Osceola WI June7-8 Enjoy rhubarb at Mill Pond Park in Osceola.
Tater Daze Brooklyn Park MN June13-16 Brooklyn Park Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area.