Home improvement enthusiasts and patrons alike can explore nearly 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information on turning a dream home into a reality. Get inspiration and receive helpful tips from builders, remodelers, landscapers, architects and more. All ages. Read more about Home Improvement and Design Expo
Home & Garden
Enjoy this seasonal floral show that is as artful as it is fragrant. This emerging taste of spring will blossom with bright, multicolored tulips and lilies.
Free for all ages. 10 a.m.
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul
Inspired by nature, this willow basket wreath will be your favorite accent for a springtime welcome. Featuring permanent stems of viburnum, blooming forsythia branches, and streptocarpus, and finished with cheerful ribbon, a butterfly pick, and a bird’s nest, this arrangement captures the sights of spring. Best of all, it requires no water and will last long through the season. Read more about March Floral Design Workshop
Ooh la la! Effortlessly chic by nature and elegant in approach, Parisian style sets the stage for a springtime rendezvous. French tulips, freesia, and pussy willow provide diverse color and soft texture. Variegated aspidistra leaves line the tall, stately vase, while bear grass and hanging amaranthus drape around its edges to give this grandiose arrangement a dramatic presence. Read more about Springtime in Paris Floral Design Workshop
Whether you’re looking to remodel your home or you just have an interest in interior decorating, the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show won’t disappoint. With exhibitors from appliance and home décor vendors to garden and landscape services, the Home + Garden Show will give you the best tips and tricks for a stylish home both inside and out. You can exhibit your own floor plans, get decorating ideas from Minneapolis’ best or shop for the newest home and garden items on your wish list. Read more about Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
December 7–January Escape the frigid Minnesota air and explore the colorful, exotic holiday flower show inside the Como Park conservatory, where the temperatures are tropical all year round. All ages. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Read more about Como Park Holiday Flower Show
There will be a Saving Seeds class held Saturday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. at
the White Bear Lake Library. The class is free and appropriate for all ages. A
Master Gardener will discuss seed-saving techniques, and representatives from
the Seed Library will be available for questions. Read more about Seed-Saving Class
Tour ten of the White Bear Lake area’s most historic homes. Sites featured in this self-guided tour include grand estates, country homes and lakeside cottages. Tourists will receive a ticket booklet with maps and information about each location. $25 advance, $30 day-of. Noon–6 p.m. White Bear Lake Armory, 2228 Fourth St., White Bear Lake; 651.407.5327; whitebearhistory.org Read more about Historic House Tour