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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Thank You 2016 Garden Evaluators

Metro Blooms’ garden recognition program was founded in 1983. This is our 33rd year of recognizing the gardeners who beautify our city and help to heal and protect our environment with their publicly visible gardens.  We are very appreciative of the many volunteers who make this program possible. Below is our list of 2016 garden evaluators.


Cary Anderson Katie Jensen Rosemary Reinhardt
Carrie Bassett Amy Johnson Rebecca Rice
Julie Berg Eileen Johnson Barbara Richied
Nancy Bjerke Nancy Johnson Marcia Rinek
Linda Brammer Marta Knutson Allison Ruby
Wayne Carlson Annette LeDuc Ann Sauter
Patti Carr Angela Lee Janis Joyce Shearer
Barbara Clarity Jenna Lipscomb Mary Sheets
Rhonda Converse Gunda Luss Patricia and Van Sillerud
Erika Dani Peggy MacRae Amber Sjomeling
Connie Fournier Marcy McIntyre Elaine and James Strom
Jeanne Frank Jessica Miller betsy tarnowski
Gayle and Jim Gallagher Patty Miller Cassandra and Dan Warn
Barb and Hans Gasterland Jane Ann Nicholls Jeff Wozniak
Marcella and David Grandpre Shari Parsons Norma Wubbena
Karen Griffin Ann Peterson Karen Youngdahl
Laura Hegre Deb Reierson Mary Zeleny Arimond
Martha Hrncir

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.