Saint Paul Garden Club volunteers have been keeping Rice Park beautiful for decades.

On Nov 11, 25 volunteers to gathered to plant the park’s urns for winter. We enjoyed some al fresco coffee and homemade and treats with them to say a hearty “thank you” for their year of work in the park.

Founded in 1927, the club has won countless awards over the years for horticulture and conservation. Their grant program helps community groups create and revitalize gardens across the city. The club was a vital partner in the recent renovation of Rice Park, which has been the club’s only ongoing volunteer project.

The $1 million revitalization of Rice Park included a $250,000 maintenance fund at the St Paul Foundation. The fund is staffed and managed by the Conservancy with the Garden Club and the Rice Park Association. Hats (and gardening gloves off) to the dedicated women of the Saint Paul Garden Club!