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How To: Fall Yard & Garden Prep
Tuesday, September 8, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10

A little forethought and fall work makes a gardener’s life much easier come spring! And we’re not just talking about raking leaves. Bachman's horticulturist and Master Gardener, Abby Davis, will lead this seminar and focus on autumn yard and garden tasks that make spring a lot more fun and successful. This seminar will include a PowerPoint presentation, products and tool examples, and plenty of time for Q&A.

How To: Choosing and Planting Trees & Shrubs
Wednesday, September 2, 5-7 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10

Trees and shrubs provide a variety of benefits to our yards and the environment, but can be an intimidating project when you don’t know exactly what to buy or how to guarantee planting success. Attend this seminar to learn what to consider when choosing trees and shrubs, and how to go about properly planting. Doug Danielsen, Bachman’s nursery buyer, will lead the instruction, provide examples, and leave plenty of time for Q&A.

Zumba in the Garden
Saturday, September 12 | 9 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, North Garden and Garden Greenhouse
Cost: $10

Whether you have two left feet or you can shake it like Beyoncé, everyone is invited to the Latin dance party! Experience an exhilarating pulse of music so irresistible you can’t help but move your hips to the beat. This Zumba dance class is so much fun, you’ll have to remind yourself it’s actually an intense calorie-burning workout. It will get your blood pumping and make your muscles burn! With the beautiful garden setting at our Bachman’s greenhouse you might think you’ve actually been transported to a South American vacation. Led by Life Time Fitness Instructor, Markee Huinker, who brings her passion of dance and fitness into one class, encouraging spirited energy in others! Ticket cost covers fitness event & a ticket to the Ideas House which can be used weekdays through the run of the house, September 10 – October 2. $6 of the purchase goes directly to Girls on the Run Twin Cities.

Annual Orchid Sale and Repotting Service
Presented by Orchid Society of Minnesota
Saturday, September 12 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free and open to the public
Members of the Orchid Society of Minnesota will be dividing and selling their orchids to the public at this annual sale. Members will be available to help you with repotting your own orchid plants as needed. Experienced and knowledgeable orchid enthusiasts will be on hand and happy to answer your questions about these exquisite plants.

Duo Fall Container Design
Sunday, September 13 | 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Garden Greenhouse
Cost: $80

Because good things come in twos, we’re offering a duo container workshop focusing on fall seasonal trends and products. Our expert designer will demonstrate how to design and plant duo containers to frame your doorway or front steps. Working with symmetry and design, you will gain new skills and knowledge to make your own pair of seasonal fall containers. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creation.

Fall Container Design
Thursday, September 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, September 19 | 2-4 p.m. |
Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Garden Greenhouse
Cost: $50

Get ready to create your own beautiful planted container using the latest trends and best seasonal products from Bachman’s. Our expert designer will demonstrate how to design and plant a container that looks fantastic on your own front step or porch. From this workshop, you will gain new skills and knowledge to design your own fall container for outdoors. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creation.

Fall Floral Design “Rustic Meets Refined”
Thursday, September 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, September 19 | 2-4 p.m. |
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Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Following the theme of the Fall Ideas House, “Rustic Meets Refined”, create an inspiring arrangement that plays with warm gold colors paired next to rich burgundy. Bachman's award winning designer, Diane Enge will lead to you to design a piece that highlights the essence of classic elegance but also carries naturally toned elements. Keeping in step with upcoming fall trends, inspire rustic refinement in your own home with your display. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creation.

Guided 5K Fun Run
Saturday, September 26 | 9 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, North Garden and Garden Greenhouse
Cost: $10

Grab your friend, neighbor, kid, or dog! This event is all inclusive as we take you on a guided morning 5K of our own south Minneapolis neighborhood. Feel free to walk or run (or both) alongside the lovely ladies of Girls on the Run. Come out for the fitness event and an opportunity to learn more about GOTR! Strollers and four-legged friends are welcome to join as well! Ticket cost covers fitness event & a ticket to the Ideas House which can be used weekdays through the run of the house, September 10 – October 2. $6 of the purchase goes directly to Girls on the Run Twin Cities.

Designing with Air Plants
Saturday, September 26 | 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Tillandsia, or air plants, allow you a unique opportunity to truly let your creative imagination run wild. Since Tillandsia does not need to be planted in soil, they need only air and water, the sky is truly the limit! With endless opportunities, you might feel uncertain when it comes to designing an aesthetically pleasing display for these rule-breakers. In this workshop we will lead with creative inspiration and guide you in creating your own air plant design. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creation.

Fall Peony Auction
Presented by Minnesota Peony Society
Saturday, September 26 | Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | “How to Divide Peony Roots” demonstration
12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m. | MPS Business Meeting
1-3 p.m. | Peony Root Auction
Cost: Free and open to the public

If you are regularly pining for Peonies, you’ll want to join the Minnesota Peony Society for their Fall Peony Auction. First, watch a demonstration and learn how to divide Peony roots. Then it’s down to business with the MPS Business meeting. Afterward, the Peony Root Auction begins! From 1-3 p.m. put down your bid to take home lovely Peonies that will bring elegant beauty to your home. Minnesota Peony Society Members will be on hand to answer your Peony culture questions.

How To: Drying Herbs & Vegetables
Sunday, September 27, 1-3 p.m. | Register Now
Tuesday, September 29, 5-7 p.m. |
Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: $10

Don't let summer slip through your fingers! This seminar will teach you how to preserve those gorgeous tomatoes, peppers, and herbs you've been slaving over for months. Bachman's horticulturist and Master Gardener, Abby Davis, will discuss and demonstrate methods for harvesting, cleaning, drying, and storing the bounty from your late-summer garden. This seminar will include a PowerPoint presentation, products and tool examples, and plenty of time for Q&A.

Modern Succulent Garden
Tuesday, October 6, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

It’s easy to see why succulents are popular. Their unique texture and color, as well as their low-maintenance, are great reasons to celebrate succulents! If you want to showcase your favorite succulents in a modern container garden, this workshop is right for you. Learn from our experts, how to create a stylish piece for your home. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creation.

A Gathering of Friends Antiques Market
October 8-11, 2015
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 and open to the public.

A Gathering of Friends is a twice yearly antiques market with 18 quality dealers held at our flagship store on Lyndale Ave. Come shop wonderful primitives, architectural pieces, pine and oak furniture, cottage décor, vintage wares, great accessories, collectibles, and pottery. Dealers continually restock throughout the sale, so you can find new things all four days! Learn more about Gathering of Friends.

Harvest Designs with Pumpkin & Gourds as Vessels
Thursday, October 15, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, October 17, 2-4 p.m.
| Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Carving pumpkins is great for kids, but what about the grownups looking to join the spirited celebrations? Using pumpkins and gourds as containers to hold floral arrangements is a great way to decorate your home. You’ll pair seasonal flowers and products that complement the festive décor for a truly fun piece. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creation.

Kid Friendly Halloween Mini Garden
Saturday, October 24, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Nothing says Halloween like adding a little “boo” to your room. Join us at Bachman’s, as we guide you in creating a mini garden to celebrate. Even little ghosts and goblins enjoy their time in the garden! Bring along your child (ages 6+), grandchild, niece or nephew for our Halloween inspired workshop. Now that makes for a sweet treat! Ticket cost covers all materials used in your take-home creation. Only one ticket per pair necessary, if bringing a child. Adults may attend alone.

Artists in the Garden 2015
Saturday & Sunday | November 7 & 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale | Garden Greenhouse
Cost: Free to attend! Art prices vary.

As a member of the community for over 130 years, Bachman’s is proud to support local talent of the Twin Cities. Our initial launch last year was such a hit we are inviting local artisans and handcrafters to join us again at Bachman’s. Get a jump start on holiday shopping among a lux collection of fine jewelry, ceramics, photography, home décor, and gallery art. View vendor info here.


Horticultural meetings at Bachman's on Lyndale:
- Orchid Society of Minnesota – Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, April 18, May 23, June 20... 2015
- Minnesota Peony Society – Feb. 28, 2015
- Daylily Society of Minnesota – March 1 & Nov. 1, 2015
- Minnesota Hosta Society – Feb. 7, 2015
- North Star Lily Society – March 29, 2015

Flower Shows hosted by Bachman's:
- Daffodil Show – May 2015
- Rose Show – June 27 & 28, 2015
- Iris Show – May 30, 2015
- Peony Show – June 13 & 14, 2015
- North Star Lily Show –July 11 & 12, 2015
- Hosta Society Cut Leaf Show – July 25 & 26, 2015
- Daylily Flower Show & Sale – June 6, 2015
- Dahlia Show – April 11 & Sept. 19 & 20, 2015
- African Violet Show – October 3 & 4, 2015

Sales hosted by Bachman's:
- Bulb Sale of the North Star Lily Society – April 25 and October 10, 2015
- Tuber Sale of the MN Dahlia Society – April 11, 2015
- Orchid Sale – Septemeber 12, 2015
- Root Auction of the MN Peony Society – September 26, 2015
- Daylily Sale (Bare Root) of the Daylily Society of MN – June 6, 2015

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

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