Websites We Recommend
The Garden Club of America
The purpose of The Garden Club of America is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence, and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.
Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization comprised of 200 member clubs and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the country. Saint Paul Garden Club is a member club of GCA.
Minnesota State Horticultural Society
The Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS) is one of the longest-standing and largest member-supported horticultural societies in the United States, engaging cold-climate gardeners from the Upper Midwest to Alaska to Canada. Proudly serving growers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels since 1866, we offer gardening classes and resources, community outreach programs and the award-winning Northern Gardener magazine, the only publication exclusively for cold-climate gardeners.
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum welcomes, informs and inspires all through outstanding plant displays, protected natural areas, horticultural research and innovative education. We strive to create a welcoming space to learn from and connect with nature.
The UMN Spivak Honey Bee Lab
The UMN Bee Lab’s mission is to promote the conservation, health, and diversity of bee pollinators through research, education, and hands-on mentorship under the leadership of Dr. Marla Spivak, an honorary member of The Garden Club of America and a MacArthur Fellow and Distinguished McKnight Professor in Entomology. Dr. Spivak’s TED talk on “Why Bees Are Disappearing” has nearly 3 million views.
University of Minnesota CBS Conservatory & Botanical Collection
The College of Biological Sciences Conservatory is a biodiverse collection of plant species from around the world. The collection is the most diverse in the upper Midwestern United States, containing over 1,800 species of plants. We service the needs of classes, researchers and the surrounding community by making both our plants and expertise available. We care for everything from rare and endangered plants, to invasive species, to plants that show developing economic potential. The material from this diverse living collection is leveraged for the maximum benefit for our students, scientists and the public at large.
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is one of the few remaining original Victorian style glasshouses in North America and houses permanent botanical collections of palms, ferns, economic plants, orchids, bromeliads and select tropical plant species. Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1974, the Conservatory has a strong focus on conservation and has been designated as a Plant Rescue Center by the U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service.