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

2014: Full Seminar Schedule and Workshop/Event Tickets

Click here for a printable calendar of events 2014.

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.
   
Greens to Grow Starting April 1st

David with microgreens

Click here to watch the video!
Greens to Grow:
An Early Edible Campaign

Both Stores
After a long winter, we can hardly wait for some healthy homegrown greens. We will be offering wonderful assortment of leafy vegetables that were specially chosen 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! Click here for the New Greens webpage.
   
 Jumbo Hanging Basket
We’ll care for your basket
until you pick it up (by May 30).
 
Greenhouse Workshop
Jumbo
Hanging Garden
Basket

Two dates offered! - 6:30 pm
Racine Store


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. Cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $48 plus tax.  Pre-registration required. 

Two dates offered - Click date for tickets:
Tuesday, April 15th
Wednesday, April 16th
   
Easter Bunny
Saturday, April 19th
10:30am – 12:00pm

Racine
Store

New!!!

Kids -  Visit with Easter Bunny and Planting

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!  Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly. 

Click here for tickets.
   
Greenhouse Workshop

Microgreen close up
Tuesday, April 22nd
6:30pm
Racine Store

Happy Earth Day! 
What better way to celebrate than to be planting healthy edibles in the greenhouse with us? 
 
Click here to watch the video!


Click here to purchase tickets.
Earth Day – Mighty Microgreens

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 workshop is $10 plus tax which includes demonstration, instruction, tray, soil, microgreens seed, and recipes to take home!  Pre-registration is required.
   
moss cone planter
A variety of baskets that are
made of natural fibers are sure to
add unique style to your home!
Greenhouse Workshop
Natural Cone Planter

Thursday, April 24th - 6:30pm
Racine Store

Based on the latest in English Gardening designs, this stunning planter looks great in any garden. 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. Cost for this all-inclusive workshop is $45 plus tax. 
Pre-registration is required.
Click here for tickets.
   
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 24th-May 4th
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!
   
French Dressing Jeans French Dressing Jeans Fit Clinic
Friday, April 25th 
1 - 6 pm

Sturtevant Store


French Dressing is designed by real women for real women. Whether you are straight or curvy, French Dressing Jeans has a style for you. Everywoman is always looking for that perfect jean! In less than 5 minutes, an expert fit specialist will help you find the perfect jeans for your body type. Choose from a variety of styles and colors, enjoy light refreshments, and enter to win a free pair of jeans for every pair you try on!
   
April 25th through May 11th
Both Stores


Brighton
Brighton Mother’s Day Event:
“Ears” Looking at You

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!
   
Weber Grill Book Weber Grill Demonstration
Saturday, April 26th
10 am – 2 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 at guaranteed lowest prices.  Meet a Weber grill specialist who will demonstrate the features of various grills while cooking up delicious meats and a healthy variety of fruits and vegetables!  Door prizes and special gifts with purchases – you won’t want to miss it!
   
Emerald Ash Borer


Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer Clinic
Demonstration/Seminar
Saturday, April 26th

10 am - Racine Store
1 pm - Sturtevant Store


Emerald Ash Borers have devastated the Ash trees in Michigan in the last few years.  As a community, we need to take steps to prevent the loss of these trees in our area. There is something that the homeowner can do instead of just cutting down your trees. Join us as we discuss the problem and solution with Randy Ryder, from Bayer Advanced who will be giving a presentation. You can save your ash tree from Emerald Ash Borer!  Randy and our staff will give you all the information you need in controlling the Emerald Ash Borer and save your trees.
   

Basket Buddy

Greenhouse Workshop
Tuesday, April 29th6:30pm
Racine Store

Flower Tower

Greenhouse Workshop
1) Basket Buddy 12” Hanging Basket
This amazing container has five holes around the outside perimeter of the basket to create a mass of blooms!  Water receptacle at bottom of the planter allows for proper drainage of the plant while retaining runoff and reducing waste. Cost for all-inclusive workshop is $30 plus tax. 

2) Flower Tower Hanging Pillar
You can grow amazing floral arrangements in this 2ft tall hanging flower basket tower with 16 holes on the sides!  Cost for this brand new basket workshop is $45 plus tax.

Pre-registration is required.
We are recommending these containers to be filled with either begonias, petunias, or impatiens. After planting, this basket is a complete mass of flowers!  We will grow them for you until the weather warms up
(no later than May 30th
)

Click here to purchase tickets.
   

Wall Basket Workshop

New!!
Greenhouse Workshop
Wall Basket Planter with Mixed Annual Wednesday, April 30th - 6:30pm
Racine Store

New!!!  This natural woven wall basket is absolutely beautiful on its own, but wait until you plant it with your favorite annuals and create your own personal masterpiece!  Cost is $45 plus tax which includes container, soil, and a variety of specialty annuals and greenery. Pre-registration is required.

Click here to purchase tickets.
   

living wall

Greenhouse Workshop
Pamela Crawford Living Wall

Thursday, May 1st - 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 walls 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 has been in use for years.

Cost for container, soil, and all plant material for $58 plus tax.  We’ll grow your container for you until May 30. Pre-registration is required. Click here to purchase tickets.
   

BerriFest  May 1st – May 11th

Raspberries
New Event at Both Stores!!! 
BerriFest


Delicious and nutritious, berries and easy to grow and a joy to harvest.  Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries top the list of favorites, and no one has more varieties than Milaeger’s! Free care sheets and planting tips during BerriFest as well as an expanded variety list during this time.
   
Weber Grill Book Weber Grill Demonstration
Saturday, May 3rd
10 am – 2 pm
Sturtevant Store


Outdoor living is not complete without the fun of grilling outdoors.  Milaeger’s has a fabulous selection of charcoal and gas grills at guaranteed lowest prices.  Meet a Weber grill specialist who will demonstrate the features of various grills while cooking up delicious meats and a healthy variety of fruits and vegetables!  Door prizes and special gifts with purchases – you won’t want to miss it!
   
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 3rd - 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 10th, 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.
   
foliage workshop

One of the hottest trends is the
non-blooming container.
Greenhouse Workshop
Fantastic Foliage and Texture Container
Tuesday, May 6th - 6:30pm
Racine Store


The wonderful array of colored foliage with assorted textures and habits makes for a stunning contrast container. Choices include caladium, ferns, crotons, ivies galore, and dozens more.  Project includes your choice of specialty foliage plants, soil, and a choice of three plastic containers. Cost for all-inclusive workshop is $48 plus tax.  Pre-registration is required. Click here to purchase tickets.
   

 

Store Rooftop

Wednesday, May 7th - 6:30 pm
Free event at both Stores

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 Workshop 2013

Click here to purchase tickets.
 
Greenhouse Workshop
Mother’s Day Flower Garden in a Pot
Thursday, May 8th - 6:30 pm
Racine Store

This is a favorite workshop for children, moms, and grandmothers. 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.   Pots can be left at the greenhouse if weather is cold.  Cost is $40 plus tax. Pre-registration required.
   
vintage veggies Vintage Veggie Fest
May 9th – May 18th
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.
   


Kitchen Garden

Click here to purchase tickets.
New!
Greenhouse Workshop
Pizza or Salsa Container Garden
Tuesday, May 13th - 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 the sizzle in your veggie patch - come to 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” by 8” box planter and your choice of herbs and/or salad veggies.  All-inclusive workshop is $40 plus tax.  Pre-registration is required.
   

Nursery Tour

Best Choices Tour of
Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Wednesday, May 14th - 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.
   

Greenhouse Workshop

Thursday, May 15th

6:30pm

Racine Store

Click here to purchase tickets.
Greenhouse Workshop
Magnificent 7
Bring Your Own Pot!

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 keep it in our greenhouse for a few weeks!  Choose seven 5” specialty plants ideally suited for your location.  We’ll provide the soil and growing space in our greenhouse unless you elect to take your container with you.  Cost for plants and soil is $35 plus tax.  Containers will be available for purchase.
   

Herb Tour – NEW!

Herb Mat

NEW!!
TOUR: Herbs!  Introduction to varieties and how to use
Wednesday, May 21st - 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!  This is a free event.  
   

Art Workshop

Tuesday, June 10th

6:00pm

Racine Store

Pallette

Click here to purchase tickets.
New Workshop!

Spring Painting Party
with artist, Dawn Mader

It’s a Painting Party at Milaeger’s with artist Dawn Mader from Studio 915!  Create your own custom crafted hand painted canvas. All materials and instructions are included with this experience. Dawn will lead you in the creation of a unique and beautiful gift or keepsake of summer flowers. 

Please note that this class is approximately
2 hours long. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to be able to properly prepare your work station. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Cost for all-inclusive workshop including refreshments and a morning mimosa is $45 plus tax. Class is limited to 20 people.

 
   
Hydrangea Happening

Hydrangea
June 12- 30th
Both Stores

  Hydrangea 2
New Event: Hydrangea Happening
Hydrangeas are happening! Spectacular everblooming varieties are fresh on the market these days in wonderful shades of blue, pink, and green, as well as classic white. Hydrangeas come in all sizes and flowers can be mopheads or lacecap types. These fabulous and popular shrubs are tolerant of a wide range of conditions as far as moisture and exposure. Come celebrate this plant and enjoy special savings as you explore our expanded variety availability during Hydrangea Happening!
   
Floral Art Image Art Before Your Eyes
June 26th - 6 pm
Racine Store

Click here to see details from last year's event. A call for artists to participate and ticket information will be available online and in both stores soon.
   
TeaPartySummer2012 Fairy Princess Party
Saturday, August 2nd
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 each plus tax. 

Pre-registration is required.  Order tickets early, as this event is a sell out every year!

Click here for tickets and extra lunches.
   

Art Workshop

Thursday, August 7th

6:00pm

Racine Store

Pallette

Click here to purchase tickets.
New Workshop!

Spring Painting Party
with artist, Dawn Mader

It’s a Painting Party at Milaeger’s with artist Dawn Mader from Studio 915!  Create your own custom crafted hand painted canvas. All materials and instructions are included with this experience. Dawn will lead you in the creation of a unique and beautiful gift or keepsake of vegetables and fruit. 

Please note that this class is approximately
2 hours long. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to be able to properly prepare your work station. Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Cost for all-inclusive workshop including refreshments and a morning mimosa is $45 plus tax. Class is limited to 20 people.
 
   
Tomatomania
Saturday, September 6th
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.
   

Fashion Show - Winter 2013

Fashion Show

Saturday, October 25th

1:00pm

Sturtevant Store

Holiday Fashion Show

Save the Date! $30 plus tax ticket ($35 day of show) includes a $20 gift certificate, a chance at thousands of dollars in prizes, storewide discount coupons, a $20 gift bag and refreshments after the show.  Representatives from NYDJ, Karen Kane, Comfy, and several shoe companies, including Spring Step, Keen, and Dansko will be on hand to help you make selections. Continuous shuttle available from the Sturtevant Municipal Building, just four blocks north of Milaeger’s.  Purchase your tickets at both stores; call 262-886-2117 or 800-669-1229; or order online. 
Plan ahead!!!  Order a box lunch for just $8 plus tax and have a relaxing lunch in our greenhouse before the show.


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.