It’s not too early to start imagining winter snow, the smell of spruce and fir, and holiday lights around every corner. Tonkadale Greenhouse is getting ready for a great lineup of events, seminars and workshops this season.

In between all the holiday happenings, we are hosting Fairy Garden Friday and Pumpkin Carving. For MEA week, do Fairy Garden Friday in the morning and visit an apple orchard in the afternoon.

Don’t get nervous. We are having a Holiday Decorating Seminar. We are just doing it a lil’ bit different this time around, with an open-house style and holiday decorating demonstration stations. Our goal is to make holiday decorating more approachable, with an up-close and personal look at winter decorating with the staff at Tonkadale. Kid-friendly too!

We’ll see you on October 28 for Pumpkin Carving! Last year we carved over 200 pumpkins. That’s a lot of pumpkin guts. We do the clean-up and compost the mess. How cool is that?! If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us.

Fairy Garden Friday

Oct. 20, 10:00 am | Create your own fairy garden at this kid-centric workshop. $10.00 + materials. Soil and moss included in workshop fee.
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Kick-start Your Holiday Home

Oct. 21, 10:00 am | New this year! Transition your home from fall to the winter holidays. A plant-inspired experience with an emphasis on creating beautiful spaces. Free! Registration is not required, just show up!

Pumpkin Carving Workshop

Oct. 28, 10:00 am-4:00 pm | Carve a pumpkin and leave the mess here.

  • Tools, stencils and accessories
  • Costumes encouraged
  • All ages
  • Fall photo opportunities

Cost of pumpkin only. Registration not required, just show up!

Spruce Top Pot Workshops

Nov. 4, 5, 11, 12, Dec. 2, 3 | Create a spruce top pot container to enjoy outdoors in our indoor workshop space. These are very popular, so register early!
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Your Holiday Greenhouse Home

Nov. 18, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Open-house style, holiday decorating demonstration stations. Live action and ideas while you shop! For the kids: Miss Manners, Table Setting 101 and place card crafts. Free! Registration is not required, just show up.

Santa at Tonkadale

Nov. 25 and 26, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Naughty or nice, it’s never too late to be good. Complimentary snap-shots with Santa. Pets welcome too!

Winter Wreath Workshops

Create a fresh winter wreath to enjoy outdoors or a permanent wreath to enjoy indoors. Choose your date below for all the details and to register!
Dec. 2, 10:00 am Dec. 3, 10:00 am

Fingerprint Ornament Project

Dec. 9, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Children of all ages can drop in and create a one-of-a-kind fingerprint memory on a hanging ornament that can be used as a special gift or keepsake. One ornament per child. Free! Registration is not required, just show up.