September 2023

Fall Prep and Winterizing Your Pond

Saturday, September 16th, 2023


Not sure how to prep your pond for winter? Let us help! FREE drop-in event!

Chat with our expert water gardener about preparing to close your pond, how to handle hardy plant material versus tropical plant material, and ensuring your fish are happy all season long! This seminar is perfect for beginners or veterans as there is always so much to learn and refresh your memory year after year! Come with questions or photos of your water gardens to benefit from personalized advice as well. We can't wait to see you!

Fall Bulbs for Spring Colour

Saturday, September 16th, 2023


It's never too early to start dreaming of your spring garden, right? FREE drop-in event!

Spring flowering bulbs are the first thing in our garden to brighten up our days after the long, dark winter. With some flowering as early as March, there is a lot to learn before then! Join us and learn about how to create the largest impact in your garden, the basics of layering, fertilizing, deterring pests, and the general maintenance it takes in order to ensure your bulbs will continue to bloom year after year. Understand the science behind bulbs in order to utilize them to your advantage and ensure you are getting your time and money's worth! 

Koi Harvest

Saturday, September 30th, 2023


Our annual Koi Harvest is back! Did you know we breed our own domestic koi every year? FREE drop-in event!

Calling all "koi krazy" customers! Join us for the final "pull" from the mud pond and learn how we sort and grade each koi for the coming season. Plus, you'll have the opportunity for early purchase of any of 2023's breeding! Attendees will be able to view how we collect our young koi from the nursery mud pond and transport them to their winter tanks inside the store located in the Water Garden and Pond department.

This event is rain or shine so please dress for the weather.

October 2023

Houseplant 101

Saturday, October 14th, 2023


Learn all about the basics of plant parenthood, and then some! FREE drop-in event!

During this intensive seminar, follow along to study the art of keeping plants indoors. Hear about the importance of understanding your light conditions, best watering practices, and what the deal is with fertilizing! Your plants are going to love you for attending!

Houseplant Pest Management

Saturday, October 21st, 2023


They're called pests for a reason! FREE drop-in event!

This exhaustive seminar takes a scientific deep dive into prevention, identification, and treatment methods for indoor plant pests. Learn about the life cycles of common pests as well as the integration of IPM in our nursery and become a pest management pro!

November 2023

Vandermeer's Greenhouse Tour

November 11, 2023 - 10am & 2pm
November 12, 2023 - 10am & 2pm
November 18, 2023 - 10am & 2pm
November 19, 2023 - 10am & 2pm


Join us for our exclusive behind-the-scenes tour where you will immerse yourself in a horticultural experience through our retail and growing greenhouses!


Cost: $10 + tax

Masterclass: Fresh Evergreen Wreath

November 17, 2023 - 6pm
November 18, 2023 - 10am
November 19, 2023 - 1pm
November 23, 2023 - 6pm


Nothing shouts holiday cheer like a fresh evergreen wreath for your front door! Choose your 4 different types of greens and your décor to match your style!


Cost: $90 + tax

Masterclass: Fresh Evergreen Urn

November 16, 2023 - 6pm
November 18, 2023 - 1pm
November 19, 2023 - 10am
November 24, 2023 - 6pm


Master the art of "greening" with our designers to create your own spin on our classic urn. Pick a custom bow, your choice of premium greens, and your décor!


Cost: $85 + tax

Masterclass: Classic Indoor Planter

November 18, 2023 - 4pm
November 25, 2023 - 1pm
November 26, 2023 - 4pm


Impress your guests this holiday season with a beautiful 12" tin planter for your home. It's even better when you can tell them you designed it!


Cost: $50 + tax

Masterclass: Deluxe  Indoor Planter

November 19, 2023 - 4pm
November 25, 2023 - 4pm
November 26, 2023 - 1pm


Upgrade from the classic planter with our deluxe option! A little bigger, a little better and a little more beautiful, this arrangement upgrades to a wicker basket with more space to fit more plants!


Cost: $60 + tax

Want to book a private workshop or tour?

We’re accepting bookings now for groups of 10-30 people! Choose from any of our existing workshops or tours and have a great time with your friends or family! Timeslots are limited. Please inquire at