Flowers for Waite Park

Flowers for Waite Park is a group of local residents who volunteer their time to maintain all the flower gardens throughout the city. We welcome the help of people of all ages and you don't need to be a gardening expert.

A family, business or neighborhood could also sponsor a garden and volunteer to maintain it. We are always looking for more help. Scroll down to see more pictures of volunteers from our local businesses!
The volunteers meet the last Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the old Waite Park Public Works Facility, at 602 3rd St S, which is next to the Yard Waste Site located behind the former Gander Mountain store.  New volunteers are always welcome to join them!  
Contact our Landscaping and Volunteer Coordinator, Lorraine Russell, at (320)529-8640 if you are interested in volunteering.

See our Facebook page for more information about the monthly volunteer meetings.

Garden bed design contest

You are invited to submit your garden design for the plant bed located on the Healthy Living Trail at 6th Ave N and 3rd St N.

The bed to be designed is located in full sun. The center will be planted with tall Miscanthus (Silver Feather) Grass. You are invited to use the drawing on the below document to design the area around the center. Use an additional paper, if necessary, to include a key, or legend for your design.

Garden Bed Contest Form

Please note that we are on the line between planting zones 3 and 4. During an extra cold winter, some zone 4 plants may freeze out. 

Suggestions for your design:

  • *Provide interest for all seasons 
  • *Easy maintenance is a big plus
  • *Consider a mix of perennials and annuals
  • *Plants need to be available locally

DEADLINE: Your design needs to be submitted to Waite Park city hall before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021. Please provide your name, address, email and phone number so we may contact you. Judging will be completed by Monday, April 5, 2021.

The prize: Your design will be planted in the bed and your name displayed on the bed (if you wish) as the designer.

For any questions please call Lorraine at (320)529-8640

We also want to thank the great volunteers from the following local businesses:
Kohl's, Slumberland, and staff members from Park Meadows Apartments!  Our city flower boxes, gardens and parks all look great because of the hard work that they have done!  As you can see, they have fun, too!