Woman demonstrating at a workshop

Spring 2018 Events

In Blog, Events, Feature, Seminars and Workshops, Tonkadale Greenhouse by Jessie Jacobson

You are most certainly invited to Tonkadale’s spring events. We are excited to present a fun, fresh and focused event schedule in 2018. Our ‘end game’ (apparently this is a new Taylor Swift song ft. Ed Sheeran! Listen to it here, or not) is to welcome new customers to Tonkadale, re-connect with our loyal friends, create excitement about the products we sell and engage with the community. All good things, right?!

Check out our events and let us know if you have any questions! All of this information is available on our Events page, in our email newsletter (sign-up here if you haven’t yet!) and in the store.

Plants to Love: Hipster Houseplant Runway Show

February 17, 10:00 am
Take a seat along the turf runway as we showcase the hippest houseplants for this season. You do not have to prove hipster status to attend this session. Registration not required, just show up!

Spring Wreath Workshop

February 24, 10:00 am
Create a spring wreath to enjoy inside or outside your home using permanent flowers and foliage on your choice of wreath form. Design direction ranges from fresh and flowery to simple and minimalistic. A wreath for every hook! No experience necessary. $10.00 + materials. Registration required.

Instagram and Photography Meet-up

March 3, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
If you are a grip and grin, selfie savant, sharp over soft or spray-and-pray photog with any kind of glass – join us for a morning of photography fun in the greenhouse. Plant-centric demonstration stations and kids activity table. Use and follow the hashtag #mygreenhousehome or tag @tonkadale and get a free 2 inch terrarium plant.

Many dozen photos were posted last year and it was sooo fun to see all of the different photographic perspectives. Plant portraiture is rather low key. No pressure to perform! Delicious coffee and goodies will be served. Registration not required, just show up!

Indoor Plant-Centric, Drop-in Workshops

March 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Drop in and create an indoor plant arrangement: hanging kokedama ball, terrarium or succulent/cactus planter. No time line here! Choose your project and your price point, or do all three. $29.99 or $49.99 option for each arrangement. Registration not required, just show up!

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

March 17, 10:00 am
Learn how to tie one simple know to create a macrame plant hanger in our glass house. $75.00 includes instruction, materials and supplies. This project is a great way to connect with a friend or make a new one. Plant and pot not included, but we will help you pick them out. Registration required.

Paint a Pot Workshop

March 17, 2:00 pm
Design an indoor plant container inspired by the Pop and Scott Workshop Collective. Start with an 10”, 12” or 14” white, ceramic container. Prices start at $39.99 for each project and correspond with your pot size choice. We clean up the mess. An elevated craft project for adults who love plants! Registration required.

Minnetonka Community Day: An Edibles Expo to support the ICA Food Shelf

March 24, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Seminar, vendor booths, music, family fun, food and local beer! $15 minimum donation gets an all-access wristband. $5 for kids.

Fairy Garden Friday Workshop

March 30 & April 6, 10:00 am each day
Kid-centric workshop in a warm and friendly environment. Create a fairy garden to enjoy indoors. Design staff will be available to assist you as you create and construct your fairy garden in our workshop space. $10.00 + materials, registration required.

Pansy Party Planter Workshop

March 31, 10:00 am
Aren’t those faces cute! Create a pansy pot to enjoy outdoors. Our expert design staff will be available to assist in planting and design. Great for ages 5 – 105! $10.00 + materials, registration required.

Living Wreath Workshop

March 31, 2:00 pm
Plant a living wreath to transition outdoors using violas, ivy, terrarium plants and herbs! Our expert design staff will be available to assist in planting and design. $10.00 + materials, registration required.

Plants for Pollinators Seminar

April 7, 10:00 am
A presentation of buzz-worthy plants, including annuals, perennials and edibles because they matter the most. Plant plants. It’s important. Registration not required, just show up!

Demonstration Stations: Annual Container Combinations

April 14, 10:00 am
Tonkadale design staff live at the potting bench demonstrating outdoor container recipes utilizing annual plant material for sun and shade. Free. Registration not required, just show up!

Events Glossary (not to be glossed over)

Seminars – Sit and watch, enjoy the show. Seminars are free and do not require registration. Just show up. Seating can be limited, so come early to secure your seat.

Workshops – Instructional time followed by a project you complete with our expert staff right by your side. There is usually a fee associated with a workshop project. Materials used in the workshop are not included in the workshop fee. No outside plants or accessories, please. Workshop participants always leave with a finished project they can be proud of!

Drop-in Workshop – Show up and create the designated project any time during the designated time frame. See definition above for further details.

Fun – We always have it at Tonkadale events.

See you at Tonkadale.