Weather Forecast


Horticulture Night set for July 25

MORRIS, Minn. -- There’s something for everyone at the 43rd annual Horticulture Night at the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) Horticulture Display Garden in Morris on Thursday, July 25 from 5 to 9 p .m.

Demonstrations include a fresh and healthy cooking demonstration, small space vegetable gardening, healthy soils mean healthy foods, practical tips for garden photography (suitable for all skill levels), landscape elements that attract songbirds, perennials, native pollinators, and woody ornamentals.  Garden tours will include annual flowers, and tropical gardens. 

In addition to tours and demonstrations, several hands-on Children’s Garden family activities will be available including a cow milking demonstration and a presentation by the Morris Area High School Robotics team. Additional activities include trade and educational shows, food booths, music, farm tours, and a demonstration of the meat we eat to learn where the various cuts of meat come from. For a complete list of topics and demonstration times, please visit

The WCROC Horticulture Gardens are used for research and education, as well as to showcase inspiring displays which gardeners can use in their own backyards. Steve Poppe, Horticulture Scientist at WCROC, would like to thank the Master Gardeners, numerous volunteers, WCROC faculty and staff, Extension Educators, FFA and 4 H groups for their assistance with Horticulture Night.  The program will run from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center is located one mile east of Morris on Highway 329.  Look for the wind turbines to guide you. Horticulture Night is free and open to everyone.