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       Click here for the Full Schedule
(pdf file)

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.
Great Lakes Farmers Market Logo 2015
We have a Facebook page too.
Great Lakes Farmers Market
Year Round!
Sundays: 10 am - 2 pm
Racine Store

New this year is our 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!

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

Click here to go to our Brighton webpage.
Brighton: "Ears" Looking at You
April 24th - May 10th
Both Stores

Women love Brighton jewelry, to keep for themselves or to give as a gift! When you find a pattern you love, it's important to have matching pieces. During this special promotion, when you purchase a Brighton necklace and bracelet, you'll receive a FREE pair of matching Brighton earrings! Take advantage of great savings and add to your Brighton collection or give a perfect Mother's Day gift!
Succulent Wreath  New!
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 14" Square or 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.  
Pop it - Plant it - Hang it!
Plantopia 2015

Click here to see the video. 
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
Moss Mania

Tuesday, May 5th
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 $45 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.
Living Wall Planter

Cost for container, soil, and all plant material is $58 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.
Workshop: Pamela Crawford Living Wall
Tuesday, May 12th
6:30 pm
Racine Store

If these walls could talk, they would say that vertical planters are one of the hottest trends today. Stunning living walls are being spotted everywhere - restaurants, hotels, grocery stores - uniting designers, landscape artists and botanists on projects all over the world.  Now these living wall planters are available from garden designer and author Pamela Crawford. Designed for outdoor living areas, the Living Walls follow the method of Pamela's side planting techniques that have been in use for years. We'll care for your planter until you pick it up (by May 30th).
Herbs Mat

 Instruction, container, soil, and 7 herbs is $45 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.
Workshop and Tour: Herbs
Wednesday, May 13th
6:30 pm
Racine Store

Do you love growing your own fresh herbs? Would you like to give it a try this year? You will learn how to select the right herbs for your desired application, how to care for them, and the proper methods for drying, how to make tea, and also how to use in cooking! A great time to learn about new varieties and try some samples of what we've cooked up for you! Then it's time for you to be creative and plant your own herb containers!
Contain Yourself 5" Mixed Plants Workshop: Contain Yourself
Wednesday, May 14th
6:30 pm
Racine Store

Do you have a fabulous container that you would love to bring into Milaeger's and plant with our expert advice? Bring it in and plant it at this workshop! Choose seven 5" specialty plants ideally suited for your location. We'll provide the soil and growing space in our greenhouses unless you elect to take your container with you. Cost for plants and soil is $40 plus tax. Containers will also be available for purchase. Pre-register in stores or online.
Pocket Jar New!
Succulent Sensations
Pocket Jar or Low Bowl

Tuesday, May 19th
6:30 pm
Racine Store

Succulents are trending high in popularity, and these two containers can easily move indoors for winter. Choose a 7-pocket jar or a 14" pottery low bowl. We'll care for your container until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost is $65 plus tax for jar and $50 plus tax for bowl. Pre-register in stores or online.

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.
Tomatoes, peppers and herbs

All-inclusive workshop is $40 plus tax.
Pre-register in stores or online.
Workshop: Incredible Edibles

Thursday, May 21st
6:30 pm
Racine Store

You'll love having fresh tomatoes, peppers and herbs at your finger tips to enjoy and freshen up your cooking! This workshop will put a fresh twist on your veggie patch. Come create your own fresh potted salsa or pizza garden. This container will be stuffed full of fresh vegetables and herbs, all of the ingredients for you to enjoy making your own salsa or just to have on hand to spice up your traditional summer recipes. This workshop provides a jumbo 27" x 8" box planter and your choice of herbs and/or salad veggies. We'll care for your container until you pick it up (by May 30th).
American Flag Celebration: Flag Day
Sunday, June 14th
Both Stores

Free flag with every $25 purchase.
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.
Saturday, September 12th
11:00am – 3:00pm


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.