In the mid-1800s, a man named John R. Cowdery patented a new method of growing flowers in a hot greenhouse that was perfect for the Great Northern Follies which was taking place in the city of Minneapolis in the United States. He used a technique called partial sun shading that allowed plants to thrive without the harsh heat of direct sunlight and provided excellent growth.
Cowdery thought that some plants could be grown with minimal sunlight so he began to experiment with different flowers in different climates. Eventually, his garden became so popular that his patent was obtained and used for the production of flower gardens. The first of them was made in Minneapolis where people could view more than a thousand varieties of flowers from all over the world.
When the winter came, the business grew further by creating a three dimensional display that showed the beauty of snowflakes. Snowflakes are of different colors including pink, blue, green, white, yellow, orange, and red. The colors and shapes of snowflakes can be viewed throughout the show.
Most people find the flower show not only beautiful but fascinating. They spend their time at the event admiring the various flowers, viewing various displays, and enjoying various musical numbers. For many, it is a trip of a lifetime.
The first Minnesota flower show was held in 1899. In 1900, the first show took place in Stillwater, Minnesota. Now, the annual shows have moved to the gorgeous scenery of Eagan. One of the most famous flower shows is the Fantastic Valley Flower Show.
The many local businesses in Eagan that benefit from the fest include the Yellowstone Inn, the Sunshine Market, the Ice Cream Place, and Winterset Dairy. The best part about the day is the opportunity to meet the local artisans and eat local favorites such as berry pie, potato salad, and cheese and sausage casserole. Some local businesses also participate in the event.
The visitors that visit Eagan will be very impressed with the great snowflake displays that can be found throughout the grounds. Visitors can actually leave the area with gifts that are either created by local artisans or donated by companies in town. Visitors can also see live flowers that are fresh from the season, which is a sight that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Local farmers are always happy to help out. They provide fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, baked goods, and more. If you are looking for a picnic and somewhere to relax on a day off, Eagan is the perfect destination.
The town is also home to many other great places to visit. The Incredible Horseshoe Casino is located downtown, which provides an additional dose of excitement. A ride down the winding trails, around the many lakes, and checking out the majestic view from atop the venue is a wonderful way to enjoy your stay.
As you get closer to the event, you will see that the town becomes even more alive as the snow begins to fall and the sun sets. You will feel the depth of the snow and the color of the sky. Once you have experienced this beautiful site, you will have never forgotten it.
The beautiful winter scenery is a joy to experience when visiting the town. The shows are different each year; it is a once in a lifetime experience to see such a vast array of flowers in the same place.
Enjoy the beautiful location and view all the beautiful flowers. If you do not like flowers, there are many places to eat and explore that are nearby. No matter what you choose to do, you will enjoy your time here and return back to your home for next year’s event.