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

    Notes on a greener lawn

    Turf grass has its place—but it also has its costs.

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    Honeybee on Dutch White Clover
  • Workshops

    We’re Planning Our 2018 Workshops

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  • Blue Thumb


    Metro Blooms is proud to be a part of and support Blue Thumb—Planting for Clean Water®: A collection of partners all working to help landowners get native plants and other best practices in the ground!

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  • 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.