Membership

Membership is open to all amateur gardeners in and around the City of Eagan, MN. The program year is January 1 to December 31. 

Eagan Garden Club Membership dues include a Garden Club Level Membership with the Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS).

  • Individual membership dues are $52.00 (includes MSHS fee of $37)
  • Couples membership dues are $60.00 (includes MSHS Dual Member fee of $40) 

Eagan Garden Club Benefits

  • Monthly speakers, presentations, demonstrations or workshops provided to members.
  • Access to members who are Dakota County Master Gardeners.
  • Discounted perennial and annual plants at Annual Plant Sale in May.
  • Opportunity to participate in community projects and volunteer at various City of Eagan projects. 
  • Annual garden bus tour.
  • Annual member garden tour.
  • Annual holiday luncheon.
  • Meet, share and garden!

MSHS Benefits

Beginning in the 1930s, MSHS developed special membership programs for individuals who had joined a local garden club. These garden club members gave and still give the society and their communities time, donations, energy, enthusiasm and ideas. Today, 130 statewide garden clubs are affiliates of MSHS, and nearly 2,000 people are garden club members of the society.


Garden Club members receive year-round member benefits at a reduced rate.


MSHS Garden Club Benefits

  • Six issues of Northern Gardener magazine – Published every other month, this magazine will allow you to track gardening events statewide and learn the latest growing and new plant information. Have ideas for your garden and your club at your fingertips.
  • 15% discount on all merchandise purchases with MSHS – Online, over the phone, at MSHS or events.
  • A one time 25% off coupon on a merchandise purchase – Online, over the phone, at MSHS or events.
  • Member discount card good for discounts at nurseries available statewide –Save significant money on your plant purchases.
  • Discounts on classes, events and tours with MSHS – At MSHS, participating nurseries, domestic & international tours.
  • Access to the MSHS library – Online, over the phone and at MSHS.
  • Garden club member & district awards – Show off your best and brightest! Give your members, club or district the recognition they deserve at our annual awards event and in the Northern Gardener.
  • Speaker’s roster – Statewide list of speakers for your club. Available online or hard copy.
  • MSHS E-mail newsletter – Emailed every month so we can keep in contact - MSHS news, events & information.
  • Northern Gardener calendar of events – Your club may list your meetings and special events in the calendar of events in the Northern Gardener and on our website.
  • Discounted membership with the MN Landscape Arboretum, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory and the Walker Art Center.
  • NEW or Lapsed (12 months or more) also receive a $25.00 merchandise credit with White Flower Farm mail order nursery! Must join for a full year – pro-rated memberships do not qualify.


Levels Available

  • $37 - Individual garden club member – all above benefits apply for one person.
  • $40 - Dual – all above benefits apply for two people at the same address.
  • $55 - Household– all above benefits apply for one or two people at the same address plus they receive two tickets to the Spring Mpls. Home & Garden Show and two tickets to the Minnesota Home & Patio Show.


How it Works

If you are joining thru your club, one of your officers will take payment & forward your name, address & payment on to MSHS. 

Members can join MSHS at any time throughout the year.

Your subscription will start with the next issue of the magazine and you will receive your membership card within two weeks.