Calendar of Events

We often say,

"Something wonderful is always happening at Milaeger's"
,

and we try to ensure that with numerous special events throughout the year. Information about these events is available online, on Facebook and in our stores. We also email announcements to our frequent buyer "Best Card" members.


Check out our Weekly Ad       

To purchase tickets for some events: order on-line, stop in or call either store at
Racine: 800-669-1229 or Sturtevant: 262-886-2117.
   
Taco Thursday  Taco Thursday!
Java Garden Cafe' - Both Locations
Open late: until 8

Hard or Soft Tacos
$1.99 each or 3/$5.00
Your choice of fixin's!

Nachos are also available
$3.99 cheese only or
Supreme at $6.49


Best tacos in town!

Click here to see our full menu and specials webpage for every day.
   
Farmer's Market Great Lakes Farmers Market
Year Round!
Sundays: 10 am - 2 pm
Racine Store


New this year is our INDOOR farmers market! We are super excited to have a variety of vendors at this event. Find out how to be a vendor or artisan at the market. It is fun for all ages to attend and it is INDOORS!

Click here for all the details on our new Farmers Market webpage.

We have a Facebook page too.
   
Brighton Regal Earrings  Event 2015 Brighton Event:
Regally Yours Earrings Promo
February 27th - March 15th
Both Stores

Click here to find out how you can get these amazing Regally Yours Earrings for FREE! The perfect gift for a birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day or to treat yourself to something new.
   
Painting Pallette

Class is limited to 20 people.
Pre-register in stores or online.
Spring Painting Party
Thursday, March 5th
6:00 pm
Racine Store

Create your own custom crafted hand painted tile. All materials and instructions are included with this experience. Dawn will lead you in the creation of a unique and beautiful gift or keepsake. We will be painting a Van Gogh inspired painting. Cost for this all-inclusive workshop including refreshments is $45 plus tax.
   
Orchids New!  Workshop:
Mounted Hanging Orchid
Saturday, March 7th
10:30 am
Racine Store

Whether you're an avid orchid grower or just want to try a different growing experience, this is the workshop for you! Give your orchids the closest to its natural environment as possible by mounting them and hanging them in your home. Nancy Hunt, our orchid expert, will help you mount your orchid on natural materials. She will also teach you how to maintain your new orchid plus give you additional tips and tricks for orchid growing success! Cost for this all inclusive workshop, including orchid, mounting materials, and education is $35 plus tax. Pre-registration is required in stores or online.
   
Terrarium

Click here to shop all our miniature accessories and here for tickets.
Workshop: Terrarium and Miniature Plants Saturday, March 14th
10:30 am
Both Store

Learn how to make a terrarium or mini garden for your home! Choose from one of our containers or bring your own. The options are endless! Tickets are just $10 plus tax which includes demonstration, instructions, and soil.  The rest of the items are ala carte - you choose the ingredients for your terrarium and make it exclusively yours! We have everything to offer including plants, moss, stones, decorative furniture, figures, and even fairies!
   
Frost Free Planters

Super early-bird special: cost for the
all-inclusive workshop is $30 plus tax. Pre-registration is required. Click here for tickets or purchase in our stores.
Workshop: Frost-Free Planters
Racine Store

Thursday, March 19th ~ 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 21st ~ 10:30 am

Make a fabulous low bowl arrangement filled with cold-tolerant blooming annuals.  16-18” low bowl, potting soil, and all plants are included.  Ideal to set on your porch for color in early spring and well into summer.  Last year’s participants were thrilled with the performance of these annuals. 
   
Stars & Stripes Tote
  
All American Beauty
Spring Fashion Show

Saturday, March 28th ~ 1 pm
Sturtevant Store


Our All American Beauty Fashion Show featuring USA (Utterly Sensational Apparel) is an amazing event debuting over 100 outfits from head to toe!  Plan ahead!!! Order a box lunch for just $8 plus tax and have a relaxing lunch in our greenhouse before the show. Click here for full show details.
   
Edi-bowl Greens to Grow - Early Vegetable Planting Event
Starts April 1st
Both Stores


After a long winter, we can hardly wait for some healthy homegrown greens. We will be offering a wonderful assortment of leafy vegetables that were selected by us for their ability to withstand chilly early spring temperatures. Be sure to try our amazing mixed greens, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, and unique new varieties!
   
Easter Bunny at Milaegers

Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.  Click here for tickets or purchase in stores.
Visit with Easter Bunny Event Saturday, April 4th 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Racine Store

Join us for some Easter fun in our Expo greenhouse! There will be a variety of activities for your kids including games and dancing.  Bring an old tennis shoe and plant a pansy inside to take home!  Cost is only $2 plus tax to visit the Easter Bunny who will be handing out filled Easter eggs!  So bring your camera and meet the Easter Bunny! 
 
   
Best Rewards Card

Please note: You must present your Best Rewards Card for this special party.
Spring Fling Best Rewards Party
Thursday, April 9th
4 -8 pm
Both Stores


Don't miss this fabulous evening for our special Best Rewards customers! Enjoy this special night that offers exclusive promotions, gifts with purchase, refreshments and music!
   
Fairy Garden Sign

Click here to shop all our miniature accessories and here for tickets.
Workshop: Terrarium and Miniature Plants Saturday, April 11th
10:30 am
Racine Store

Learn how to make a terrarium or mini garden for your home! Choose from one of our containers or bring your own. The options are endless! Tickets are just $10 plus tax which includes demonstration, instructions, and soil.  The rest of the items are ala carte - you choose the ingredients for your terrarium and make it exclusively yours! We have everything to offer including plants, moss, stones, decorative furniture, figures, and even fairies!
   
jumbo basket Workshop:
Jumbo Hanging Basket

Racine Store

Tuesday, April 14th ~ 6:30 pm
Wednesday, April 15th ~ 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 18th ~ 10:30 am
Tuesday, April 21st ~ 6:30 pm
Thursday, April 23rd ~ 6:30 pm

 This is the original basket workshop that thousands of gardeners have enjoyed and the most popular workshop we offer. We'll help you select plants for sun, part sun, or mostly shade.  You plant your selections in our professional 16" fiber pot with deluxe swivel hanger. We'll care for your basket until you pick it up (by May 30th). Cost for the all inclusive workshop is $48 plus tax. Pre-registration is required in stores or online.
   
Painting Pallette

Class is limited to 20 people.
Pre-register in stores or online.
Spring Painting Party
Thursday, April 16th
6:00 pm
Racine Store

Create your own custom crafted hand painted tile. All materials and instructions are included with this experience. Dawn will lead you in the creation of a unique and beautiful gift or keepsake. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost for this all-inclusive workshop including refreshments is $45 plus tax.
   
Microgreens

Pre-registration is required. Click here for tickets or purchase in our stores.
Workshop: Earth Day - Mighty Microgreens
Tuesday, April 22nd
6:30 pm
Racine Store


Happy Earth Day! What better way to celebrate than to be planting healthy edibles in the greenhouse with us? Our expert staff will show you how to plant, grow, and prepare microgreens, tiny leafed green vegetables that are especially delicious. After demonstration and instruction, we will help you plant up your own tray of your favorite microgreens to take home and enjoy! After learning how to care for these plants, you can sample dishes highlighting these tasty greens. Cost for the workshop is $10 plus tax which includes demonstration, instruction, tray, soil, microgreens seed, and recipes to take home.
 
Milaeger's Spring Open House

Open House

Spend the day and enjoy lunch in our café.
Ready, Set, Grow!
Free to attend the Open House!
April 23rd - May 3rd
Both Stores
 
 

Our 90 greenhouses are overflowing with fabulous annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, and specialty plants. Come and enjoy selecting from the Midwest’s largest selection of plants. Our nursery lot will be filled with trees, shrubs, evergreens and roses.  Be sure to shop our stores for the best in casual furniture, grills, garden accessories, women’s apparel and footwear. You’ll be amazed!
   
Weber Grill Book Weber Grill Demonstration
Sunday, April 26th
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Racine Store


Outdoor living is not complete without the fun of grilling outdoors. Milaeger's has a fabulous selection of charcoal and gas grills all at guaranteed lowest prices. Meet a Weber grill specialist who will demonstrate the features of various grills while cooking up delicious meats and a variety of fruits and vegetables! Yum! Door prizes and special gifts with purchases - you won't want to miss it! Click here to shop online for all Weber products!
   
Succulent Wreath  New!
Workshop:
Succulent Wreath

Tuesday, April 28th
6:30 pm
Racine Store

Be the envy of your neighborhood with this fabulous new succulent wreath to hang on your front door or lie flat on your patio table. Workshop includes a 13" sphagnum moss wreath and your choice of 20 2" succulents. Additional plants can be purchased. We'll care for  your wreath until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $52 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.  
   
Plantopia sphere basket New!
Workshop:
Plantopia Hanging Basket

Wednesday, April 29th
6:30 pm
Racine Store

Plantopia is a new 14" hanging basket with side pockets that are easy to plant and quick to create a sphere of color. We'll care for your basket until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $45 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.
   
Cone Basket

A variety of baskets that are
made of natural fibers are sure to
add unique style to your home!
Workshop: Natural Cone Planter
Thursday, April 30th
6:30 pm
Racine Store

Based on the latest in English Gardening designs, this stunning planter looks great in any garden. A variety of baskets that are made of natural fibers are sure to add unique style to your home! This is one of our most popular workshops as people enjoy the beauty of the container as much as the gorgeous flowers and greenery that spill over the sides. Plant selection is similar to the original Jumbo Basket Class. We'll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30th). Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $45 plus tax.  Pre-registration is required in our stores or online.
   
Kids workshop

For children ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult; one child per container, please.  Cost for this little gardener’s workshop is just $20 plus tax and includes a gift tag.
Kids Workshop: A Mother’s Day Mixed Garden Pot for Mom
Saturday, May 2nd
10 am
Racine Store


This activity enables kids to make a Mother’s Day Garden Pot as a special gift for Mom.  Each child gets a 12” plastic pot and mixed plants to make a container that we will grow for you until May 9th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day.  Pick up your pot on Saturday, or bring Mom to Milaeger’s on Sunday to pick up her gift from you.  (Moms are also invited to do this project with their children if they wish.) Pre-registration is required.
Click here to purchase tickets.
   
Square moss planter

Round moss planter
New!
Workshop:
Moss Mania

Tuesday, May 2nd
6:30 pm
Racine Store

We're crazy about moss planters, and this workshop features your choice of three styles: a shallow 14" hanging basket to fill with assorted succulents or 5" specialty plants; a 12" ball planter with holes all around, perfect for small succulents, small bedding plants like begonias or impatiens, or assorted greenery like ferns and ivies; and a 10" square shallow planter ideally suited to miniature plants, succulents, or 5" specialty plants. r. We'll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for each workshop is $45 plus tax and includes all materials. Pre-register in stores or online.  
   

Store Rooftop

Wednesday, May 6th - 6:30 pm
Racine Store

Annual Tour
Specialty Annuals Up Close and Personal

Discover the annuals you never knew existed.  This is a great way to become familiar with the layout of this most important greenhouse that showcases our specialty annuals.  We’ll have several guides in order to keep the tour groups small so that you can get up close and personal with the plants.  There are hundreds of varieties…
you won’t be disappointed!!!
   
Mother's Day Planting Workshop

Click here to purchase tickets.
Workshop: Mother’s Day Flower Garden in a Pot
Thursday, May 7th
6:30 pm
Racine Store

This is a favorite workshop for children, moms, and grandmothers (men are welcome too!). Several styles of 16” pots are offered and a combination of specialty plants and bedding plants are provided.  Make a Garden Pot for your mom, or you can each make one and enjoy the experience together.   We'll care for your pot until you pick it up (by may 30th).  Cost is $40 plus tax. Pre-registration required.
   
vintage veggies Vintage Veggie Fest
May 7th – May 17th
Both Stores


Try something new! Heirloom and Gourmet Vegetables available for a limited time!
In addition to our huge regular selection of edibles, this year we are offering over 80 rare vegetables for a limited part of the season, while supplies last.
   

Nursery Tour

Best Choices Tour of
Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Wednesday, May 20th
6:30 pm
Racine Store
New choices in colorful ornamental trees and extended bloom shrubs are abundant.  New varieties are more compact, more free-flowering, and require very little care.  Discover the varieties that are sure to enhance your landscape setting.  Come and find out the best time to plant a tree.
   
Anniversary Logo 2015 Milaeger's 55th Anniversary Celebration, Summer Party, and Wine Tastings
Thursday, June 25th - 6:00 pm
Racine Store
We're celebrating our 55th Anniversary with the biggest party of the summer! The highlight of the evening is our famous wine tasting featuring 40 wonderful wines for your sampling pleasure. It's our anniversary, but you get the presents. We are once again giving away a free starter rose to every ticket holder. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass, wine tasting, appetizers, discount coupons, a $10 gift certificate, and door prizes. Cost is $30 plus tax, $35 plus tax at the door. Pre-register in stores or online.
   
Fairy Princess Party 

Pre-registration is required.  Order tickets early, as this event is a sell out every year!
Fairy Princess Party
Saturday, August 1st
11 am - 1 pm
Racine Store

Every little girl’s dream is to step inside the world of make-believe.  We suggest each little girl dress in a fairy or princess costume.  Activities include crafts, games, cookie decorating, dancing, professional face painting and balloon designs by Cuddles and Billy Boy.  For ages 3-8.  Cost is $32 plus tax and includes a lite lunch for child and a guardian as well as a keepsake gift for child.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult.  Lunch for additional adults is $5 plus tax. Click here for tickets and extra lunches.
   
Tomatomania
Saturday, September 12th
11:00am – 3:00pm

Racine
Store

Tomatomania
Tomatomania Tasting Event

Sample 115 heirloom and hybrid tomatoes and 40 kinds of peppers. 
The tasting and food samples are free! 

Also enjoy Tequila and Wine Tasting. 
Fresh food items and beverages will be for sale, including salsas and nachos, bruschetta, wood-fired pizza, beer, sangria, wine, and Bloody Marys, and of course, tomatoes and peppers!

Master Gardeners from the University of Wisconsin-Extension Horticultural Program will answer all your garden questions.


If you have special handicap requirements, please let our staff know when you make your reservation.  We will make every effort to make the workshops easy and enjoyable for all.

If you are registering for a large group that would like to work close by, please advise our staff when you make your reservation, and we will try to accommodate you.

Please note, tickets are not returnable or refundable. If you can not make an event or workshop, you may transfer the tickets to another person or apply the ticket toward a different event/workshop. Please remember that each workshop is subject to change due to unforeseeable events.  If a workshop is cancelled, we will call the number you provided at registration.

If you would like to reuse your containers from previous years, please contact us for discounted pricing. If you wish to wear gloves at the workshops, please bring your own.  If you forget, Milaeger’s has garden gloves available for purchase.  Please wear typical gardening clothing and sensible shoes.