Garden Fair

The Garden Fair is located OUTSIDE, to the southwest of the Grandstand entrance, surrounding the Wristband Booth. It opens before the Plant Sale, and runs throughout the sale’s hours:

Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Some exhibitors may be open longer or shorter hours than these. Some may not be open on Sunday. We’ll add more exhibitors to this page as information becomes available.

All are located near the Wristband Booth unless noted otherwise at the beginning of their description below. Individual exhibitor locations will be posted on large maps at the Garden Fair.

It's still possible to be an exhibitor for 2019. Download the forms and return them to the address provided. Read our list of FAQs if you're interested in exhibiting.

Garden Exhibitors

A&T Designs New

Metal yard wind balancers and garden ­decorations.


A painted barn quilt in blue red and white

Barn Quilts New

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.


Brandy Tang

Brandy Tang offers contemporary eco-friendly, socially conscious products. At the Plant Sale, Brandy Tang will feature gardening items, including American-made tomato and peony cages, trellises, and hooks in fresh-picked summer ­colors; recycled garden art; wind chimes; and market and garden baskets. Open limited hours.


Cowsmo Inc. makes and sells organic compost and potting soils throughout the midwest, owned and operated by fifth-generation dairy farmers near Cochrane, Wisconsin. Cowsmo Compost is the finest compost available in the Midwest.

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.

Experimental Farm Network logo

Experimental Farm Network New

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 New

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. 


Growing Blue Flowers

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

Humming for Bees logo

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. 


Minnesota Rusco

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

Minnesota State Horticultural Society

A nonprofit membership organization that serves northern ­gardeners through education, encouragement and community. Members enjoy a variety of valuable benefits, including the award-winning magazine, Northern Gardener. Offering a Special Discount on membership at Friends School Plant Sale (for details, see our ad in the catalog, page 41). Booth hours: Friday 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Members receive $5 off $50 minimum purchase during Friends School Plant Sale.

Minnesota Water Garden Society

MWGS will be outside, between curbside plant pickup and the Grandstand, selling a wide variety of water and bog plants (also good for rain gardens), both hardy and tropical, as well as goldfish, shubunkin, and koi. MWGS was founded in 1997. Its mission is to promote pond and water ­gardening in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Membership is $35/year. It is a nonprofit organization founded to increase the enjoyment and enthusiasm for water gardening through promotion, education, and shared experiences. Members will answer questions and, for those expressing interest, they’ll provide the organization’s membership materials, brochures, and newsletters.

A full list of the plants they'll be selling can be found here.



Northern Sun Merchandising

Products for Progressives since 1979, this vendor sells products with social justice, environmental, and humorous messages. Find social messages on gardening and environmentally-themed T-shirts, aprons, canvas bags, stickers, buttons, political lawn signs, and more. Free catalog and 10 percent discount coupon offered for a purchase at their store 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.
Nonhardy orchid in red and yellow

Orchids Limited New

Located inside the Grandstand near the Info Desk. Sellers of indoor orchids since 1978. Offering a broad selection.

Page and Flowers

Located outside the sale exit door as you head to the curbside loading area. Reasonably priced burlap coffee bags for weed barriers and a ­million other purposes from Holistic Health Farms. Plus wall art and ­garden supplies.

Ramsey County Master Gardeners

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

Rock-N-Water Landscapes New

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 New

Uncommon trellises ­provide excellent support. “Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”—Booker T. Washington. Trellises available with or without solar LED lights.

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.

Smude's Oil logo, made from seeds

Smude's Oil New

Minnesota-grown sunflower oil for cooking, plus microwave ­popcorn and skin salves.

St. Anthony Park Garden Tour

Find out about the upcoming tour on June 29.


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

Terrace Horticultural Books

Located inside the Grandstand near the center stairway. Books, gardening ephemera, periodicals and journals, seed packets, seed and plant catalogs, and unframed botanical art. The Twin Cities’ premier seller of used and new ­gardening books.

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.

Wolcott Art

Steel garden structures and ornamentation. “Every garden and house is individual. Steel speaks in many styles. We can find the one that’s just right for you.”

Women's Environmental Institute New

A nonprofit research, renewal, and retreat ­center offering CSA farm shares through its Amador Hill Farm and Orchard. Five share/ price options available.

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.

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:

Thursday 3:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Individual exhibitor locations will be posted on large maps at the Garden Fair.

If you're interested in being an exhibitor for 2020, download the forms and return them to the address provided. Read our list of FAQs if you're interested in exhibiting.