Raingarden Workshops

Unseasonably warm weather, long droughts and flooding rains are the new normal for spring and summer in Minnesota. Learn how your yard can adapt to and even help mitigate threats posed by these extreme weather events.

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  • Turf Alternatives

    Fall Turf Alternative Workshop

    Your guide to a low maintenance, pollinator friendly yard.


    Honeybee on Dutch White Clover
  • Turf Alternatives

    Rochester Workshop (Free!)

    October 11th, 6:30pm at Cascade Meadow

    Join us for this free workshop on bee lawns and low maintenance turf.  To RSVP, contact deborah@metroblooms.org

    Learn More about Turf Alternatives

  • Garden Awards

    2016 Garden Award Winners Announced

    Every year, dozens of volunteers throughout Minneapolis evaluate close to 1,000 gardens nominated for awards.

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    Award winner Carol Kuechler with Laura Scholl
  • Neighborhood Projects

    Prospect Park

    A Neighborhood of Raingardens project with 15 best management practices.


  • Commercial Projects

    Black Forest Inn

    A small business reduces property flooding and pollution of the Mississippi!


  • Blooming Alleys

    Lake Nokomis

    Neighbors transform their alleyways and improve water quality!


Your donation is an investment in the future of our shared legacy, and will help us improve the health of our urban landscapes.

If you love gardens, clean watersheds and working with your community, join hundreds of others and enjoy the fun!

Metro Blooms Blue Thumb program is a public-private partnership promoting the use of native plants, raingardens and shoreline stabilization to improve water quality.