Patio Party Round-up for Alzheimer’s
Tuesday August 20, 2019 from 5pm- 8pm
Unlimited extravagant appetizers
Beverages – wines, specialty cocktails, craft beers, and full bar
Accoustic music by Paul “Stretch” Diethelm
Games, Silent Auction and Raffle
Kid’s Club Pumpkin Day
Saturday October 5, 2019 from 10am - 2pm
Location: Thomsens Garden Center
Cost: Free (No registration required)
This is where our Kids Club began. Pumpkin Day celebrates the fall harvest and onset of autumn. Each child receives a free pumpkin to paint and decorate to their liking (while supplies last). Enjoy the kids train, face painting, bounce house and light snacks. All for free!
Holiday Arrangement Workshop
November 16 & 23rd, 2019 from 10am - 2pm
Work with a member of our Staff to design & build a holiday greens arrangement, kissing ball or wreath. The perfect way to kick off the holiday season and take home a beautiful accent for your home.
Click link below to register:
2019 CMBA Home & Lifestyle Show
March 8th, 9th & 10th 2019
The largest home show in central Minnesota. Visit our booth & plant up a free tomato plant!
Spring Basket Planting Party
March 29th, 30th, & 31st 2019
By March of any given year, Thomsens clientele and Minnesotans in general have endured 5 months of harsh cold, snow and life without the beauty and serenity of lush gardens and extravagant floral color. In 2009, Thomsens introduced the perfect remedy to these seasonal doldrums – the Spring Basket Planting Party.
Our Spring Basket Planting Party is a secret oasis for that long overdue girl’s day out. The party begins with the opportunity to learn about mix container design from the experts, and continues as you marvel over the limitless choices of annual plants to use in your own creation. Bidding farewell to dirty hands and your labor of love, we take over the growing and care until Mother Nature has lifted her wintry burden from Central Minnesota. The party doesn’t end there – sip a glass of wine, savor some food, and enjoy a massage while continuing to absorb the instant green-ification of our environment. All are included in this experience.
Thomsen’s Spring Basket Planting Party features a 14-inch container, which can serve as either a hanging basket or patio pot. This size container requires a maximum of seven plants, with the right combination of Thrillers, Fillers & Spillers. Basket templates, expert instructions, and hands on assistance will assure you have an enjoyable and successful design experience. You can choose to design and plant one or more containers, depending on your particular needs.
THRILLERS – plants that stand out and make a statement in your container.
FILLERS – plants that will fill spaces within your container.
SPILLERS – plants that spill over and trail the sides of your container.
To ensure the most fulfilling experience, reservations are required. Our 2019 party has three days for you to choose from: Friday March 29th, Saturday March 30th and Sunday March 31st. Party hours are 2-6pm on Friday and 10am-2pm on Sat. & Sun. Word of mouth is spreading quickly, so call the greenhouse or register online to guarantee your place. Please note if a guest is attending but not purchasing a basket, a $20.00 entrance fee, paid upon entrance, is required to enjoy the food, drink and extra activities. Children 5 and under can attend for free.
Baskets will be available for pick up May 13th – May 31st. We recommend calling the greenhouse before coming, as weather conditions will affect the growth rate of your creation. Also, we encourage you to come out to visit your young creation as it develops into a beautiful blossoming masterpiece. Before you arrive, consider a few aspects of container design: Will the container be in a sun or shade exposure? How much maintenance throughout the season will you give your container? Do you have a particular color scheme to follow?
Caring for your container once you get it home:
WATERING: It is very important to not over water in cool, wet weather. In hot, windy weather, you may have to water once a day.
FERTILIZING: we recommend fertilizing at least once a month with a water-soluble plant fertilizer to maintain great looking foliage and continued blooms.
DEADHEADING: Most plants benefit from removing the spent blossoms. It is also good to trim your plants to keep them thick and full in your baskets.
Click on the following link to reserve a time:
2019 Opening Day
Monday April 1, 2019
It’s never too early to start planning for your 2019 plants! Join us on opening day and get into the Spring spirit!
Kids Club Garden Day
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Location: Thomsens Greenhouse
This years Garden Day theme is birds! Come learn more about how to care for our feathered friends and make a hanging bird feeder ornament. We’ll also be making a beautiful terra cotta bird bath decorated with glass beads!
Great for ages 5-11.
Collect Instant Green
April, May, & June 2019
Earn $1 of Thomsens Instant Green for every $10 spent at Thomsens in April, May & June. Redeem your Instant Green at Thomsens during the month of July. Instant Green can be used toward any purchase, up to 50% of your total purchase.*
*Instant Green cannot be redeemed on mulch, rock, delivery, gift certificates, or services. No cash value, no change given.
Thomsens Spring Cleaning Garage Sale
April 27th & 28th, 2019. Doors open at 9:00AM on Saturday and Sunday.