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Winter Farmers' Markets
Saturday, March 25 | 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Garden Greenhouse
Cost: Free to attend.
The final winter market of 2017 is taking place on March 25th! Join local farmers, bakers, craftsmen, & artisans in the warm greenhouse at Bachman’s Garden Center on Lyndale for an indoor farmers market! Look for your favorite vendors from the Fulton, Kingfield, and Nokomis Markets as well as some who are unique to the indoor winter markets. There will be great music and wine and beer for sale by the glass. Come to the market and fill your tote bags with apples, root vegetables, squash, meats, cheeses, dried beans, honey, handmade items, and so much more! Check out our list of vendors.

Tillandsia Trend Planter Design Workshop
Sunday, March 26 | 2-4 p.m
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
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Come discover the amazing world of these soil-less plants. Learn about their native habitat and take the mystery out of Tillandsia growth habits and care. Through design demonstrations, we’ll offer an array of suggestions for creative presentation of these unique plants. Best of all, you’ll be inspired by a variety of natural materials, including driftwood, mosses, mushrooms and branches, to create your own tillandsia garden with style. This educational, hands-on workshop is led by Bachman’s designer, Kristen Peterson. Ticket expense covers all materials used in your floral creation.

Bachman's Spring Ideas House: Urban Farmhouse
March 15 - April 15, 2017
Bachman’s Historic Family Home
Cost: $5
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Each season, our designers transform the historical Bachman’s home on Lyndale Avenue by painting, furnishing, and decorating the entire house with their signature mix of new items, repurposed pieces, and a touch of vintage. Bring inspiration home and celebrate spring’s arrival with the welcoming charm of an urban farmhouse. Our spring house is filled with seasonal home trends of galvanized metals, gray hues and a burst of spring color. 20% of ticket proceeds benefit Minneapolis Institute of Art's Friends of the Institute.

“Aurelians for the Midwest”
Presented by the North Star Lily Society
Saturday, March 25
| 1:30-3 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free and open to the public

North Star Lily Society is hosting spring garden speaker, Rimmer DeVries, a well-known hybridizer of Aurelians. Aurelians are colorful and long-lasting hybrids of Chinese trumpets and the disease-resistant and gracefully pendant L. henryi. Popular varieties include: White Henryi, Lady Alice, Louise, Black Heart White, and Gold Eagle. Accompanied by wonderful pictures, De Vries’ talk will include a brief history of Aurelians, as well as the recent work of modern hybridizers such as Charlie Kroell, Tony Mego, Bretislav Miculka and others.

A Gathering of Friends Antique Market
March 30-April 2, 2017
Thursday & Friday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Garden Greenhouse
Cost: FREE

A twice yearly antiques market with 18 quality dealers held at Bachman's Flagship Store in Minneapolis featuring wonderful primitives, architectural pieces, furniture, decor, vintage wares, great accessories, collectibles, and pottery! What will YOU find at the market?

April Floral Design Workshop 
Saturday, April 8 | 2-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
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Hop into spring with an Easter favorite that will be sure to set the mood for cheerful celebrations. Handcraft this arrangement with expert instruction using pom mums and spring blooms. This hands-on workshop is led by Bachman’s award-winning floral designer, Diane Enge. Ticket expense covers all materials used in your floral creation.

Spring Lily Bulb Sale
Sponsored by the North Star Lily Society
Saturday, April 8
| 10 a.m. until sold out
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free and open to the public

It's time to prep for gorgeous spring blooms! A beautiful assortment of lily bulbs will be available for purchase. including Oriental, Asiatic, and pot-sized lilies, plus a wide selection of Interdivisionals, Trumpets, Aurelians and more. Shop early for best selection. All proceeds go to public educational programs and public lily shows of the North Star Lily Society. Membership forms and shopping list of lily bulbs are available at

Bachman's Spring Garden & Landscape Seminar: Landscaping Trends and Project Planning
Wednesday, April 19 | 6-8 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10
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Dig into the best spring ever! Join Bachman's for new garden and landscape seminars and learn from Bachman's horticulturists and guest experts. Great outdoor spaces are easier to achieve with some forethought and a design plan. But what's new? Where to begin? What will these projects involve? Bachman's landscape designers will address these common questions and discuss considerations like site analysis and evaluations, conceptual planning, current trends and plant selection to help you formalize a plan to execute. Tickets are $10 per person per seminar and include a $5 coupon valid towards a $25 or more Bachman's purchase. 

Art in Bloom Floral Design Workshop
Thursday, April 20 | 6-8 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $60
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Love flowers and art? Here is your chance to experience both at once! Art in Bloom is a four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements inspired by fine art, presented by the Friends of the Institute at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Attend this special evening for a closer look at one of this year’s signature pieces, “Still Life with Anemones” by Odilon Redon, and then learn how to create an arrangement inspired by that very artwork.

Bachman's Spring Garden & Landscape Seminar: Gardening for Healthy Environments
Wednesday, April 26 | 6-8 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10
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A landscape rich with a diversity of flowering and native plants is both beautiful and helps support healthy environments. Learn garden and plant layout essentials as well as maintenance practices from Bachman's horticulturists and special guest experts!  This seminar kicks off with a presentation by two special guests from the U of MN Bee Squad on "Gardening for Pollinators". Followed by tips for healthy practical applications in your garden, led by our Bachman's horticulturists. Tickets are $10 per person per seminar and include a $5 coupon valid towards a $25 or more Bachman's purchase. Ticket proceeds from this event will benefit the U of MN Bee Squad. 
U of MN Bee Squad
Elaine Evans, PhD, will present “Flowers from the Pollinators' Perspective”
James Wolfin, MS student, will speak on “Bee Friendly Lawns: promoting pollinators in a turf grass environment”

Spring Inspiration Night: Life’s a Garden- DIG IN!
Wednesday, May 3 | 4-8 p.m
Bachman's on Lyndale
(Lyndale Retail Open until 9 p.m.)
Cost: $10 + small EventBrite fee
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*Includes coupon for 10% off Bachman’s purchases
Check- in begins at 4pm.
Seminars repeat at 4:15, 5:00, 5:45 & 6:30 p.m.

Great ideas are sprouting up at Bachman’s!
Join us for a fun, informative evening of shopping, seminars, sips and samples designed to provide inspiring ideas for spring gardening and entertaining.
Four seasonally appropriate seminars, led by Bachman’s knowledgeable staff, will provide the know-how to execute some of the latest trends and ideas in your own home and garden. Attend all four, or just what interests you. Get full details here.

Horticultural meetings at Bachman's on Lyndale:
- Orchid Society of Minnesota – January 21, February 18, March 18, April 22, May 20, June 17, August 19, October 21 and November 18, 2017
- Minnesota Peony Society – February 25, 2017
- Daylily Society of Minnesota – February 26 and November 12, 2017
- North Star Lily Society – March 25 and November 11, 2017

Flower Shows hosted by Bachman's:
- Gesneriad Show and Sale – April 29 & 30, 2017
- Daffodil Show –May 6 & 7, 2017
- Iris Show – June 3, 2017
- Peony Show – June 10 & 11, 2017
- Rose Show – June 24 & 25, 2017
- North Star Lily Show – July 8 & 9, 2017
- Hosta Society Cut Leaf Show – July 22 & 23, 2017
- Dahlia Show – September 16 & 17, 2017
- African Violet Show – October 7 & 8, 2017

Sales hosted by Bachman's:
- Tuber Sale of the MN Dahlia Society – April 15, 2017
- Bulb Sale of the North Star Lily Society – April 8 and September 30, 2017
- Orchid Sale and Educational Event – September 9, 2017
- Daylily Sale (Bare Root) of the Daylily Society of MN – May 21, 2017
- Root Auction of the MN Peony Society – October 1, 2017

*Meetings and events subject to change. Please check back closer to date.

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