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How to Attract Special Birds to Your Yard

Saturday, March 16th


Sturtevant Store

If you’re trying to attract songbirds (cardinals, finches, blue jays) or hummingbirds without much success, join us for this informative talk and visual presentation of birding at its best.

  • Learn how to attract your favorite birds
  • What foods, feeders, and houses they prefer.
  • What to do with sick / hurt birds by a guest speaker from Fellow Mortals
  • Special bird feeding craft / fun for the kids at 9:30am (before the event) and after the presentation!
  • Free bird food to fill your bird feeder that you purchase that day
  • Great door prizes and refreshments!

Sign up online below or call our stores 262-639-2040 (Racine) 262-886-2117 (Sturtevant) to reserve your spot.


Belle City Spring Craft Fair

Saturday, March 23rd

10:00am - 3:00pm

Racine Expo Greenhouse

Join us for a spring craft event! Shop from your favorite local vendors! We will have our beverage stations open so you can sip while you shop. Contact Amanda for questions at

Metabolism Makeover with MetaPWR

Monday, March 25th

6:00 pm

Online Class

Are you looking for new ways to improve your metabolism? Do you suffer from brain fog, sleepless nights, stressful days, sagging skin, aching muscles and joints, or having trouble losing those stubborn pounds? We have the perfect natural solution for you! Join our online class and learn all about our new MetaPWR system that’s designed to take hold of your metabolism and give your body a complete reset so that you can start living again! Together, we will work on incorporating natural systems into your daily routine that will help support your energy levels, cognitive ability, restorative sleep, reduce inflammation, crush those sugar cravings and poor food choices, and have you feeling your absolute best in no time! Click below to register and to receive the zoom link and your free ebook “100 Ways to Use Essential Oils”. Be sure to tune in live for our class for your chance at our giveaways!


Frost-Free Plants in a Spring Garden Bowl

Wednesday, March 27th6:00pm

Tuesday, April 2nd6:00pm

Sunday, April 7th11:00am

Sunday, April 7th12:00pm

Racine Store

Make a fabulous low bowl arrangement filled with cold-tolerant blooming annuals. 17” 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. Cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $39 plus tax. Pre-register in stores or online.


Visit with Easter Bunny

Saturday, March 30th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Racine Store

Join us for some Easter fun in our Expo greenhouse! Visit the Easter Bunny, who will be handing out filled Easter eggs! So bring your camera and capture memories of your kids with the Easter Bunny! Cost for event is $10 plus tax which includes planting a pansy basket. Pre-register in stores or online.


Greens to Grow Program

April 1st and onward

Both Store

“Greens to Grow” helps you get a head start on spring planting with cold tolerant varieties, so you can harvest fresh, healthy greens as soon as possible. We’ve started the plants early, and they are ready for you in a handy size. Cared for properly, you can start to harvest greens a few weeks after planting. Plant an assortment so you can be assured that there will always be something tasty. We usually recommend April 1st as a target date for planting the cold tolerant greens. Check our website for the list of varieties we are growing for 2024.

Spring Fashion Show 2024

Saturday, April 6th1:00pmSturtevant Store

Saturday, April 13th1:00pmRacine Store

Our fashion show is an amazing event debuting over 100 outfits from head to toe! $40 plus tax ticket ($45 plus tax day of show) includes a $10 gift certificate, a chance at thousands of dollars in prizes, storewide discount coupons, a gift bag and refreshments after the show. Purchase your tickets at both stores; call 262-886-2117 or 262-639-2040; or order online.

Plan ahead!!! Order a box lunch for just $14 plus tax and have a relaxing lunch in our greenhouse before the show.


Moss Turtle with Succulent Shell Workshop

Tuesday, April 9th

5:00pm and 6:00pm

Racine Store

This adorable moss turtle has seven holes for planting on its back. After you fill the turtle with provided soil, you can select seven 2” succulents to make an interesting arrangement on the “shell”. This is a make it, take it project, which means that you take your turtle home with you after the workshop. Place it on a plate and put it in a sunny window until the weather warms—possibly the end of May. Cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $55. Pre-registration is required.


Metabolic Makeover Workshop

Monday, April 15th


Racine Store

Join us for a hands-on experience with essential oils! Discover how to naturally feel more energized, focused and in tune with your surroundings and family. We will discuss ways to implement simple steps into your daily routine as well as have you experience beneficial essential oils during the class. Enjoy discussions on better sleep, clarity and concentration, emotional support, and gut health. All-inclusive class is $10 plus tax and includes hands on education, wine, a chance to win door prizes, and an exclusive rollerball that you get to make during class! Pre-register in stores or online.


Jumbo Hanging Garden Basket Workshop

Various Dates and Times

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 your choice of our professional 16” fiber pot with deluxe hanger or black plastic water saver pot. We’ll care for your basket until you pick it up (by May 30). Cost for the all-inclusive workshop is $79 plus tax for the 16” fiber pot or $89 plus tax for the black plastic water saver pot. Pre-register in stores or online. Due to popular demand, seven dates are offered! $10 credit for bringing back your own black plastic water saver basket with hanger.

Please call our stores (Racine 262-639-2040 or Sturtevant 262-886-2117) to order tickets.


Date and Times Available

Tuesday, April 16th - 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm

Wednesday, April 17th - 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm

Saturday, April 20th - 9:00am, 9:20am, 9:40am, 10:00am, 10:20am, 10:40am, 11:00am

Tuesday, April 23rd - 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm

Wednesday, April 24th - 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm

Saturday, April 27th - 9:00am, 9:20am, 9:40am, 10:00am, 10:20am, 10:40am, 11:00am

Tuesday, April 30th - 4:00pm, 4:20pm, 4:40pm, 5:00pm, 5:20pm, 5:40pm, 6:00pm, 6:20pm

Best Rewards Customer Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 18th

Both Stores

Don’t miss this fabulous day-long event for our special Best Rewards Customers! Preview spring merchandise and see what’s blooming in the greenhouses. Enjoy this special day that offers exclusive promotions, discounts, refreshments, and more! Refreshments served 3:00pm – 7:00pm. RSVP below or in store if you plan to attend during these hours.


Natural Solutions for Energy and Emotional Balance

Monday, April 22nd


Online Class

This is a great online class for anyone looking for natural solutions for health and wellness that are effective and beneficial on so many levels. Join us from the comfort of your own home while you learn about the many benefits of using essential oils for every day concerns including stress and anxiety, pain and inflammation, digestion, sleep, energy and less fatigue, and many more. Click below to register and receive the zoom link and your free ebook “100 Ways to Use Essential Oils”. Be sure to tune in live for our class for your chance at our giveaways!


Ready, set, grow! Milaeger’s Spring Open House

April 25th - May 5th

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 gradually as weather permits 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!

A Mother’s Day Mixed Garden Pot for Mom

Saturday, May 4th

9:00am and 10:00am

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. (Moms are also invited to do this project with their children if they wish.) For children ages 4-12, accompanied by an adult; one child per container, please. This is a make it take it workshop. Cost for this little gardener’s workshop is just $28 plus tax and includes a gift tag. Pre-register in stores or online.


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 Please Note

Purchase of tickets is not refundable or returnable. If you cannot make an event or workshop, you may transfer the tickets to another person or apply the ticket towards a different event/workshop.

Please remember that each workshop is subject to change due to unforeseeable events. If a workshop is canceled, we will call the number you provided at registration.

Photographs and video footage may be taken throughout our events. These will be used by Milaeger's for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website, on social media or in any other media. Please contact the event organizer if you have any concerns, or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

When you arrive for a workshop, please go directly to the greenhouse (south end.) There, you will be given a ticket for the class and will be directed to the workshop area.

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.

If you have special 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 would like to reuse your containers from previous years, please contact us at to see if discounted pricing is available. There is no discounted pricing for the Jumbo Hanging Basket Workshops.

If you are registering for a large group that would like to work together, please advise our staff when you make your reservation, and we will try to accommodate you. We recommend that you observe social distancing guidelines.