Welcome To The Garden Club of Ramsey County Website

The Garden Club of Ramsey County (GCRC), with a membership of approximately 150, is one of the largest affiliates of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS). Established in 1912 we are the oldest continuously operating garden club in Minnesota.

Open to all, GCRC serves the community by
  • sponsoring educational speakers at monthly meetings
  • maintaining public gardens
  • holding an annual plant sale
  • providing expert volunteers to tutor new gardeners
  • holding workshops
  • volunteering at MSHS sponsored events
Whether a resident of Ramsey County or not, an accomplished or a novice gardener, you are invited to join our community of gardeners today.

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Meetings are free and open to the public.

March 16, 2015 GCRC Monthly Meeting
6:30 p.m. Business Meeting
7:00 p.m. Refreshments and Conversation
7:25 p.m. Guest Speaker, Debbie Lonnee
Topic: Hydrangeas for Northern Gardens, specifically Hydrangea macrophylla, arborescens, and paniculata..

Debbie has a B.S. in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota.  The first thirteen years of her career she worked in the retail garden center business, managing a large Twin Cities garden center.  For the last twenty-one years she has worked as a production coordinator at Bailey Nurseries, working primarily with the perennial and bedding plant crops, as well as roses and woody plants.  She was promoted to manager of the Planning and Administration department in 2006 and  actively involved in new plant introductions.  She currently is responsible for new plant acquisitions for the company.

Debbie is a member of the Perennial Plant Association, the Ohio Florists Association and the current Past President of the  Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association. Garden writing is her second job; "I am the horticultural editor for Northern Gardener magazine, and also write the ‘Plant to Pick’ article for each edition".


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