Garden Fair

A photo from one of our past Garden Fairs.

We are planning to have a Garden Fair again in 2022! Application materials for exhibitors will be posted soon.

The Garden Fair exhibitors who would have been at the 2020 sale are shown below. Please continue to support their businesses!

Garden Exhibitors

A&T Designs

Metal yard wind balancers and garden ­decorations. Visit us on Facebook.


A painted barn quilt in blue red and white

Barn Quilts

Choose a two-foot square painted wooden barn quilt to hang on your fence, house, deck, or garden pole. Go to Barn Quilts by Mary on Facebook to see samples.


Bottomless Bird Feeders Collectibles & Gifts New

Bottomless bird feeders by Shawn Kulavik.


Cowsmo Inc. makes and sells organic compost and potting soils throughout the midwest. It is owned and operated by fifth-generation dairy farmers near Cochrane, Wisconsin. Cowsmo Compost is the finest compost available in the Midwest. Check their website for local businesses in the Twin Cities and suburbs where the compost is sold.

Down Home Enterprises

Garden art, from rusty garden flowers to a mix of stained glass to bird feeders to kinetic movement. Steel, glass, stone and antique finds. Whimsical snails, insects to enjoy in your garden setting.

Copper-roofed birdhouse

Eddie’s Artwork

Eddie crafts copper and cedar ­garden art, birdhouses, and birdfeeders. Find him on Etsy.

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Experimental Farm Network

Building a grassroots, collaborative plant-breeding and agricultural research network focused on bioregional adaptation and mitigating climate change. EFN sells seeds of the hard-to-find varieties from its network to ­support these efforts.

Garden Circles raised planter

Garden Circles

Here’s an efficient, easy, and affordable way to make long-lasting raised bed gardens. Can be combined for larger beds, creative shapes and garden installations. 


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Great River Greening New

Great River Greening has information about planting native perennials for pollinators and habitat restoration. GRG has worked with volunteers to restore 22,000 acres at hundreds of sites throughout Minnesota, from urban ­natural spaces and rain gardens to large-scale prairies, savannas, and woodlands.

Growing Blue Flowers

My insect repellants, hand sanitizers, salves and soaps are all handmade with 100% ­natural ingredients, in harmony with nature.

Holistic Health Farms

Reasonably priced burlap coffee bags for weed barrier and a ­million other purposes. Contact to arrange for easy pickup at their site near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

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Humming for Bees

This grassroots, 100-percent-volunteer nonprofit organization is working to protect bees and other pollinators. Sign the Bee Safe Yard pledge. Yard signs, T-shirts. 


A dragonfly made from flatware

Melby Works New

Stephen Melby, a shipyard welder, creates whimsical, fun metal ­garden art upcycled from flatware, golf clubs and North Shore rocks. Visit Melby Works on Facebook or email him.

Minnesota Rusco

This remodeling company offers sunrooms, greenhouse additions, and garden windows.

Minnesota State Horticultural Society

One of the oldest horticultural societies in the U.S. (est. 1866), MSHS offers classes, lectures, webinars, special events (including by Zoom!), volunteer opportunities, community outreach programs, membership packages and the award-winning Northern Gardener magazine. Become a member. Support our programs. Grow with us. MSHS members save $5 on a $50+ purchase at the Friends School Plant Sale, among many other discounts.

Minnesota Water Garden Society

The Minnesota Water Garden Society (MWGS) is a nonprofit organization founded to increase the enjoyment and enthusiasm for water gardening through promotion, education and shared experiences. It has accomplished its mission through a newsletter, meetings (currently video-conferencing), pond parties, and a Garden Tour open to the public. Membership is $35 per year. Check out all of its activities and great water garden resources at or follow them on Facebook.



Minnesota Waterscapes New

Landscape contractor specializing in water ­­features. Builds new water gardens: ponds, ­waterfalls, fountains. Also provides maintenance ­services and repairs. Email for a free copy of “7 questions to ask when choosing a water feature.”  See our blog post and special offer with donation to Friends School because of the sale's cancellation.

Northern Sun

Products for progressives since 1979, ranging from social justice, environmental, and humorous ­messages printed on gardening and environmentally themed T-shirts, aprons, canvas bags, ­stickers, buttons, political lawn signs, and more. Located at 2916 East Lake Street.

Of Nature

Sculpture and jewelry created from natural objects that are encased in copper and other metals. Finished with sculpture wax to make a lovely ­addition to your garden.

Old River Road Antiques

We’ll be selling:

  • Amethyst garden rocks, from large for outdoor gardens to small for flower pots and fairy gardens.
  • “Imagination” flower pots from antique and collectible treasures.
  • Garden sculpture and miscellaneous garden items.
  • Simple organic fertilizer kits.

Ramsey County Master Gardeners

Selling Atlas nitrile garden gloves and offering plant and garden information.

Rock-N-Water Landscapes

Selling unique rocks and ­driftwood, water urns and ­containers, pumps, and water garden kits. Talk to us about installing water features, ponds, or streams, and check out our working display on site!

Rusty Rabbitique

Trellises, benches, planters, arches, and décor. Tin animals, metal art, and baskets.



Scroll Trellis

See how you can turn your indoor and outdoor hanging planters and porch container ­gardens into ­living solar LED lit planters that automatically light up at dusk! You’ll enjoy your flowers and foliage for three ­seasons, day and night. Larry and Diane McMurray,

Orange hammock-like chair hanging from wooden pieces and ropes

Sky Chairs

Hand-crafted in Minnesota and sold only at street fairs and festivals. And after the sale, we still support our customers the best way we know how: just like a SKY chair.

St. Anthony Park Garden Tour

Find out about the upcoming tour of 10 gardens on Saturday, June 26. Tickets are being sold ahead of time online this year! (Available in April.)


Exquisite hand-cast stepping stones for the exterior and interior of the home. Plus flagstone, slate, river rock, ledge stack, and interior tiles.

Ten Thousand Villages

Nonprofit and Fair Trade. Supports artisans in under-developed countries. Planters, birdhouses, rain chains, garden hats, wind chimes, baskets and bags. Shop at 520 Selby Avenue, St. Paul.  

Two Mikes

Green Fin Plant Care is a 100% natural fertilizer sourced responsibly from invasive carp species that are damaging Minnesota waterways. Made locally in the Twin Cities area, Green Fin Plant Care is great for home, garden or field use and contains the rich nutrients your plants and crops crave.

Craftsman style metal gate with round glass ornaments

Yardly Art

Clever one-of-a-kind sculptural and ornamental pieces that add an unexpected accent anywhere. From birdbaths and birdhouses to mosaics of handmade tile and her house plaques, mixed media artist Sharon Miller-Thompson has put a twist on nature to create unique, durable art for your home and garden.

Food Vendors

Anchor Coffee House logo with anchor

Anchor Coffee

Serving small-batch-roasted, organic beans with a full espresso bar. Offering light breakfast options: muffins and breakfast sandwiches. Anchor’s main shop is in the heart of White Bear Lake.

Cinnamon rolls, gooey and brown


Gourmet mini cinnamon rolls, ice cream, sundaes, floats, shakes, hot and iced drinks.

Kettle Corn

Popped fresh with a mix of sweet and salty. It’s a State Fair treat in May!


Smokey’s Charbroiler

Featuring quarter-pound chopped beefsteak burgers, all-beef hot dogs, and breast-meat chicken strips. Plus bratwurst, fancy extra-long french fries, onion rings, corn dogs, grilled chicken or ham sandwiches, and fountain pop. Coffee and breakfast offerings, too. Smokey's hours: