Promoting Community Through Gardening

2016 raffle

2016 Raffle

We’re holding a raffle from January 1st to June 30th, 2016. Ticket price is $20, and if you win once, your name goes back in for a chance to win again. All prize drawings are cash prizes. You are not required to be present to win, and prizes will be mailed to the winners monthly. Drawings will be held monthly at our board meetings the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9 p.m., at the NRI Atrium, 700 1st Ave. S., Fargo, ND 58103. Contact Jackie Williams to purchase tickets at (701) 212-5704 or jwnpbgs(at)gmail(dot)com.

Download the 2016 raffle document (PDF, 951.99 KB) for more information.

Our upcoming event is now available for registration! We are currently switching event payment processing services and are only capable of allowing one event registration at a time, if you are interested in registering for a later event, please contact Jackie Williams at

Please view our latest newsletter and 2014 Annual Report.

The Northern Plains Botanic Garden is currently located at 1201 28th Ave N in Fargo, ND. We are in the beginning stages of developing a botanic garden for our region. Not only will it be a terrific asset for the residents of the Fargo–Moorhead area, it will also be an incredible destination for those in the entire region. We temporarily care for the Woodland Garden, a Rain Garden, the enticing Butterfly Garden, a Chrysanthemum Test Garden, and a unique Turnaround Garden at our present site while we look for our permanent home. Gardens enhance mental reflection and rejuvenation for all who visit. They encourage the arts through drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography. Most importantly, they teach us the elements of nature and how we need a certain balance for our survival in the north.

We are currently working on securing a permanent piece of land in Moorhead MN where an old power plant once stood. Once this land is secured, we will begin our phase of developing the amazing Garden of Mind and Soul, which will be designed in the Japanese garden style in 4 phases and will be a beautiful amenity to our entire tri-state area. In the years to come, we will also be introducing a four-seasons glass conservatory of tropical flora and the ever-changing arboretum of horticultural education and knowledge connecting the Fargo–Moorhead area through a network of garden possibilities on both sides of the river. Not only will the gardens be an asset to all who visit for pure enjoyment, it will also provide a learning opportunity for everyone about the numerous plant materials that grow in the harsh region of the north.

We encourage you to support this cause by becoming a member and join in the venture to create something truly beautiful for our region. Nature is the common bond we all have, and with your support we will always be connected. Come and be a part of the journey, come visit the gardens, and enjoy our little secret!

If you have direct questions regarding our current projects and land developements, please contact our president direrctly at .

See the latest news release about the Japanese Gardens.

Garden Hours and Rates

  • Open throughout the year from sunrise until sunset
  • Free to the public