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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Garden Awards Archive: 2015

Best Residential

Derrik Gagliardi

Phillips Neighborhood

Best Prairie

Barb and Hans Gasterland

Bryn Mawr Neighborhood


Best Boulevard

George McKay Reid 

Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood

Best Congregation Raingarden

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 

Longfellow Neighborhood

Best Public Raingarden

Nokomis Library 

Keewaydin Neighborhood

Best Formal Garden

Marsha and Stephen Cusulos 

Fulton Neighborhood

Best Whimsical

Chris Christofilis

Bryn Mawr Neighborhood

Best Alley Garden

Mary Lynn McPherson 

Fulton Neighborhood


Best Pollinator Raingarden

Carol Wahl 

Kenny Neighborhood

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