Minnesota Water Garden Society logoThe Minnesota Water Garden Society (MWGS) sells plants outdoors in the Garden Fair, including a wide ­variety of hardy and tropical plants that like it damp, wet, or submerged. Great for rain gardens, bogs, ponds, containers, and that wet spot in the yard. 

They are open earlier than the main plant sale: Friday  8 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday  9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday  9 a.m.–2 p.m. Wristbands are NOT required to enter the MWGS sale area.

MWGS includes large tropical plants, especially taro, canna, and papyrus since those are not available at the Friends School Plant Sale. They also sell koi pond fish. Consult with knowledgeable water gardeners on your needs and desires before you buy.       

MWGS was founded in 1997. Its mission is to increase enjoyment and enthusiasm for water ­gardening through promotion, education, and shared experiences. Check out all the activities and great water garden resources at www.mwgs.org, follow them on Facebook or visit them during the Garden Fair to find out more.

The MWGS plant listings as they appear in the Friends School Plant Sale catalog can be seen in PDF format here.