Speakers Bureau

Crow Wing County Master Gardeners are great speakers!

Master Gardeners in Crow Wing County offer presentations on many different horticulture-related topics.

Your group can request a Master Gardener to present virtually or in-person, any event where there is an audience eager to learn about gardening.

The presentations offered by Crow Wing County Master Gardeners are scheduled through the Program Coordinator. Normal scheduling requires at least two weeks advanced notice. Every effort will be made to find a speaker for every request received but please keep in mind that Master Gardeners are volunteers. Usually an honorarium is suggested for a public presentation. Please e-mail the Program Coordinator for additional information at [email protected]

Presentation Topics

Bulbs and Tubers:

  • Growing, Storing and Enjoying Dahlias
  • Lilies: Aristocrats of the Garden
  • Spring Blooming Bulbs for Northern Gardens


  • Daylilies: Delightful and Diverse
  • Growing Hardy Roses Up North
  • Hostas from Minis to Giants
  • Two Old-Fashioned Favorites: Peonies and Clematis


  • Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden
  • Worm Composting (Vermicomposting)

Fruits and Vegetables:

  • Edible Landscaping
  • Lettuce and Salad Greens in Your Garden
  • New Adventures in Vegetable Gardening
  • Vegetable Container Gardening
  • Vegetable Gardening 101

Garden Design:

  • Adding a Vertical Element to the Garden with Vines
  • Growing a Minnesota Cutting Garden
  • The Biblically Inspired Garden
  • The Moon Garden
  • Welcome to the Shade Garden

Ornamental Shrubs and Trees:

  • Add Color to Your Landscape with Flowering Shrubs
  • Trees: Choose Wisely and Plant Properly


  • An Invitation to the Garden
  • Beware Within the Plant Kingdom Lurks Evil
  • Bringing the Beauty of Fall Inside
  • Christmas Pots and Centerpieces
  • Christmas Wreath Making
  • Enjoy the Beauty of your Garden Inside
  • Flower Gardening for Beginners
  • Garden Myths Meet Research-Based Science
  • Garden Tools
  • Help! The Weeds are Winning!
  • Houseplants: Clean Air Machines
  • Houseplants: Indoor Gardening
  • How to Create Sensational Pots and Planters
  • Miniature Gardens
  • Nutritional Value of Gardening