Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society Special Events

Art Fair in the Gardens

July 17, 2014

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Evening in the Gardens

August 19, 2014

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Music in the Gardens

Alternating Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

June 8  •  Imagine Haggis
June 22  •  Curtis and Loretta
July 13  •  Ring of Kerry
July 27  •  Peggy Doerrie & Kevin Carlson.  **After the Concert there will be a "Release of the Butterflies" by Quiet Oaks Hospice House
August 10  •  Harper's Chord
August 24  •  Monday Night Jazz

Tentative schedule may be subjected to change.

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Photography in the Gardens

Photography contest accepting entries beginning January through October 2014.

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Art Fair in the Gardens


Annual Art Fair in the Gardens

Each summer, Munsinger and Clemens Gardens hosts an art fair featuring artists from all around the state.  Visitors are encouraged to browse and purchase some wonderful pieces of artwork to take home.  Also enjoy the music provided in different areas among the flowers along with food and beverages.

Eighth Annual Art Fair in the Gardens will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

Free and open to the public at Riverside Drive SE, St Cloud Minnesota

Music will be provided throughout the day by Paul Imholte, Scott and Lou, and Adam Hammer and Dave Coffell.

In the Past, the Art Fair has featured 45-plus area artists.  Below is a beautiful image by Cindy Berghorst photographed at the Summer 2012 event, capturing the harmony of nature, art and music.

For more information about exhibiting in this juried event contact the art fair committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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2013 Artists

Cindy Anderson, Garden Art

Debra Anderson, Jewelry

Kristi Ahlquist, Paintings

Frank & Bell Barr, Garden Sculpture

Linda & Leah Bonine, Jewelry

Linda Brueske, Garden Art

Bud Bullivant, Watercolor & Wire

Jo Bunting, Jewelry

Mike Carlson, Garden Art

Melissa Carroll, Jewelry

John & Missy Caughlan, Photography

Roxanne Cota, Pottery

Mary Felden, Garden Art

Claudia Forsberg, Pottery

Mary Gohman, Jewelry

Rene Grisham, Fused Glass

Bob Hansen, Woodworking

Ruth Hanson, Fused Glass

Mark & Jan Herbert, Photography & Garden Art

Gen Jansen, Woodworking

Marly Keller, Photography

Barb Kellogg, Photography

Lyle Knopp, Wooden Bowls & Vases

Becky Korbel, Jewelry-Beads & Gems

Michael & Beatriz Lauer, Stained Glass

Shelly Leitheiser, Paintings

Dan Mondloch, Watercolor

Jodi Muellner, Garden Art & Soaps

Nadine Nelson & Karen Admans, Jewelry

Jeri Olson-McCoy, Weaving

Pat Paulus, Paintings – Oil

Elizabeth Pederson, Textiles

Christina Plichta, Paintings

Robert Power, Stained Glass

Ronal Quillo, Jewelry

Tammy Rice, Jewelry

Katie Ruprecht & Louis Wittrock, Paintings

Joan Rydberg, Clay

Jurema Silva, Jewelry

Bob & Val Somerville, Photography

Tom Soucek, Watercolor

Roxanne Strom, Jewelry

Shirley A. Strom, Photography

Cindy Mae Swee, Jewelry

Kevin Sylvers, Photograhy

Brad Woods, Garden Sculpture 

Paramount Gallery Artists

Music in the Gardens

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The public success of these professional concerts has been gratifying, and the series continues to showcase high quality local talent. All concerts are held on alternating Sundays at 3:00 p.m. near the Gazebo in Munsinger Gardens on the banks of the Mississippi River. All concerts are free and the Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society will again sell those fabulous $1 root beer floats.

2014 • 15th Season

June 8 •  Imagine Haggis                

June 22  •  Curtis and Loretta

July 13  •  Ring of Kerry

July 27  •  Peggy Doerrie and Kevin Carlson.                                                                                          **Following concert Quiet Oaks Hospice House will hold a "Memorial Release of the Butterflies"

August 10  •  Harper's Chord

August 24  •  Monday Night Jazz


Tentative schedule may be subjected to change. 


Root Beer Float Donors: 

Root beer floats have become a delicious tradition at this event!  We'd like to thank the following companies for their generous and refreshing donations over the years:

  • Kemps
  • Bernick’s
  • Dairy Queen on 25th
  • Mr. Twisty
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Coborn’s
  • Strategic Equipment

Financial and in-kind support by:

  • Colt & Jacobsons Dentistry
  • Continental Press
  • Downtown Arts Coop
  • Ken and Donna Gorrell
  • Kenton & Karen Frohrip
  • Dick & Mimi Bitzan
  • Central MN Community Foundation
  • This activity is made possible by a grant from Central MN Arts Board, through funding provided by the Minnesota State Legislature
  • St Cloud School District 742 InnStep Program
  • St Cloud Symphony
  • Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society
  • St Cloud Parks Department

Add your name to this list of sponsors. Contact us.



Our sincere thanks to all of the ones that helped provide the root beer floats to accompany the music.  We couldn't do it without you!

  • Mary Margaret & Gene Bjorklun  
  • Renae & Al Bjorklund
  • Sam Calvert
  • Ginny Cendenin
  • Anne Fields
  • Guy Florek
  • Karen Frohrip
  • Lorene Hark
  • Jack Kelly
  • Carol Kottelson-Hill
  • Beverly & Norman Koepp
  • LaDonna & Ray Merritt
  • Joyce Pohl


  • Nikki Rajala
  • Mary & Dan Rethmeier                 
  • Judy Rossel
  • Patsy Schelske
  • Lois Sjobeck
  • Susan Smith
  • Jan & Tom Stavros
  • Charlotte & Lowell Stephens
  • Marcia Summers
  • Janelle Van Pinnon
  • Bill Vossler
  • Haidako Wolfer
  • Joann & Frank Zezoney






























Evening in the Gardens

This event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm in the greenhouse.

Once again we will have a pig roast meal made right onsite.  Music will be provided by Cristina Seaborn and Gerry Grider.

The event is to support the Gardens and hosted by Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society.

More details to come at a later date.  




2013 Evening in the Gardens  

Thanks to all who attended the event on Tuesday, August 20, 2013.  The weather was hot, entertainment was enjoyable and pig roast was outstanding. 

"Evening in the Gardens" Schweinbraten (Pig Roast)


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The event was to support the Gardens and hosted by Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society at the gardens greenhouse. 

All were welcome and advance tickets were required. 

The experience of Munsinger Gardens along the Mississippi River amid late summer blooms was beautiful.







Photography in the Gardens

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2014 Photo Contest

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The photo contest was initiated to give visitors yet another reason to visit the Gardens.  Any visitor is eligible to enter the contest.  Entries will be accepted January 1, 2014 through October 2014 at the Lake George Municipal Complex.  Awards will be presented at a public reception in November 2014 in the Sun Room at the Lake George Municipal Complex.  Everyone is welcome.

Winning photos will be displayed in a variety of locations throughout the St. Cloud area.                                                                   


If you have questions about the Photo Contest, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2013 Contest Winners

Winning Photos will be on display at these locations: 

February 24th - March 15th - Paramount Theatre

  • April - Quiet Oakes May - St Cloud Public Library
  • June and July - Whitney Senior Center
  • August - St Cloud Medical Group
  • September - Waite Park Public Library

Prizes of $100 were awarded to first-place adult winners in each category and $50 to first-place youth-18 in each category. 

Hardscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Don Kempf (view)
  • 2nd place: Jamie Schreder (view)   
  • 3rd place: John Roscoe (view)
  • Honorable Mention: Martin Gilchirist (view)

Landscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Nicole Keskey (view)
  • 2nd place: Faye Lange (view)
  • 3rd place: Ruthie Myers-Schleif (view)
  • Honorable Mention: Jodi Hilbert (view)

Hardscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Gunnar Marquard (view)
  • 2nd place: Isaiah Mahlstedt (view)
  • 3rd place: Miranda Bastien (view)

Landscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Miranda Bastien (view)
  • 2nd place: Ellie Terhaar (view)
  • 3rd place: Isaiah Mahlstedt (view)

The MCBS Board and Photo Contest Committee express our thanks to everyone who participated.

2012 Contest Winners

Hardscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Brenda Slaamod (view)
  • 2nd place: Brenda Slaamod (view)   
  • 3rd place: Faye Lange (view)

Landscapes, Adult:

  • 1st place: Brenda Slaamod (view)
  • 2nd place: Suzanna Johnson (view)
  • 3rd place: James Schreder (view)

Hardscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Melanie Schneidermann (view)
  • 2nd place: Laura Evens (view)
  • 3rd place: Clayton Hendrickson (view)

Landscapes, Youth:

  • 1st place: Laura Evens (view)
  • 2nd place: Cecelia Ruble (view)
  • 3rd place: Sylvia Johnson (view)

Honorable Mention:

  • Suzanne Johnson (view)

The MCBS Board and Photo Contest Committee express our thanks to everyone who participated.

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