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Scarecrows in the Garden
September 14-October 26

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Cost: Free with gate admission.

Whimsical scarecrows sponsored and created by Bachman's, as well as Arboretum staff, will be on display outdoor between the Oswald Visitor Center and Snyder Building on the MLA grounds. Vote on your favorites! Hours, directions, and details at

November Spruce Top Container Design Workshops
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2-4 p.m. | SOLD OUT
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2-4 p.m. | SOLD OUT
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6-8 p.m. | SOLD OUT
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6-8 p.m. | SOLD OUT
Bachman's on Lyndale, Heritage Room or Garden Greenhouse
Cost: $50
Spruce tops are just the start to fabulous outdoor containers. With some expert direction, learn how to design, plant, and embellish a spruce top container that can be transitioned from Thanksgiving to the holidays using the latest and greatest product from Bachman’s! You’ll leave this workshop with new design skills and tips for creating different themes, plus your very own spruce top container. Ticket expense covers all materials needed.

Holiday Entertaining Evening
Wednesday, Nov. 5 | 4:30-8 p.m.

Bachman’s on Lyndale
Cost: $10 | Register Now
Festive gatherings and decadent eats are just around the corner! Kick your holiday spirit into gear by attending a special shopping and inspiration experience at Bachman’s on Lyndale. The evening includes multiple demonstrations led by Bachman’s experts, plus inspiration stations and gourmet food tasting so you can garner all sorts of ideas to embellish your own home and host amazing gatherings. Tailor your own experience as you mingle and shop throughout the store, attending what you’d like. Ticket price also includes light bites, wine, and gourmet samples.

Holiday Ideas House: "Home for the Holidays"
Open Nov. 6-Dec. 14
Open 7 days a week | Learn More & Schedule Tour
Bachman's Historic Family Home
Cost: $5 | 20% benefits Open Arms of Minnesota

Each season, designers transform the historic Bachman’s home on Lyndale Avenue by repainting, refurnishing, and redecorating the entire house with their signature mix of new items, repurposed pieces, and a touch of vintage. Explore a natural and nostalgic homespun retreat in this season’s Holiday Ideas House. Each room has its own unique theme and story, from Scandinavian roots and modern plaids to woodland escape, Christmas romance, and of course, glorious shades of classic red. Schedule a self-guided tour to see creative decoration and entertaining ideas firsthand, witness new trends in action, and get inspired for the change of season!

Artists in the Garden
A Collection of Handmade, Local & Luxe
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 8 & 9 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bachman's on Lyndale, Greenhouse
Cost: Free to attend.

As a member of the Twin Cities community for over 125 years, Bachman's is proud to support local organizations, and local talent! This is our inaugural art fair featuring Minnesota’s plethora of gifted artists and handcrafters. Get holiday shopping started with jewelry, ceramics, photography, home decor, and other handmade, local, and luxurious goods to peruse. Artists, the art, and all attendees will be warm and tucked away from the elements inside the greenhouse. Learn more.

November Floral Design Workshops
Thursday, Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $75
Take even more pride in your gathering space this autumn by crafting three stunning Thanksgiving arrangements! Award-winning Bachman’s designer Diane Enge will show workshop attendees how to create a large centerpiece, plus two smaller complimentary pieces, perfectly suited for your holiday table or buffet. Ticket expense covers all materials needed for your floral creations.

Holiday Farmers’ Market
Featuring Fulton & Kingfield Vendors
Sunday, Nov. 16 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Greenhouse
Cost: Free to attend

Get in the holiday spirit and start collecting some tasty goods and gifts at Kingfield and Fulton’s indoor winter market hosted by Bachman’s! Expect your favorite vendors from their usual weekend farmers’ markets, plus a few surprises. Shop high quality local products like meats, prepared and preserved foods, coffee, cheese, baked goods, veggies, artisan jewelry, and more inside the large, warm greenhouse at Bachman’s on Lyndale. Plus, enjoy local beer, organic wine, live music, and other activities.

Holiday Open House
Featuring Santa and Albert’s Arrival
Saturday, November 22 | 10:30 a.m. Arrival
Play: 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 & 3 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale
Cost: Free to attend and participate in all activities
Join us as we welcome Santa and his sleigh Saturday morning and kick off the holiday season all weekend long! Visit Bachman's on Lyndale for treats, shopping, and season’s greetings during store hours Saturday and Sunday. Vendors will lead live demos and tastings throughout the store. Kids can also visit the live reindeer corral once they’ve landed from The North Pole, and stop by the Bachman’s craft counter to make reindeer food and festive crafts. Cookies, juice, and coffee will be available for snacking! And of course, see our holiday play at 11 a.m., 12:30, 2 or 3 p.m.

Play: “Santa’s Top Secret Toys”
Saturday and Sundays, November 22–Dec. 21
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Stage Near Patio & Grills
11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend
Play with caution! Santa and his elves have a lot of thrilling, surprising, and downright goofy toys in development at the workshop, but they might not be ready to be wrapped! Spend some time with Santa’s trusty sidekick Albert as he sneaks a peek and discovers what happens when you don’t listen and follow directions. This annual all-new holiday play has been a Bachman’s tradition for over 20 years. It’s free to attend and great fun for families. All ages are welcome. Guests are encouraged to participate in a sing-a-long of holiday carols at the end, and stay to take pictures with Santa and Albert. (Bring your own camera. Play lasts approximately 20 minutes. Seating is first come, first serve.)

Black Friday Holiday Hospitality and Pop-Up Shop
Friday, November 28 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Heritage Room
Cost: Free to attend
Wild Ruffle, an online retailer and occasional market host run by fashionable Minnesota women who love locally-made goods, will be popping up at Bachman’s on Lyndale this Black Friday! Skip the rush of typical post-Thanksgiving shopping and head our way for a light breakfast and luxurious stroll through lots of creative, stylish, and handmade goods, plus of course Bachman’s floral, gift, and garden sections providing all you need to get in the Christmas spirit.

December Wreath Design Workshops
Thursday, Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m. | Register Now
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50
The holiday season will be even brighter when you welcome guests with a fresh balsam wreath decorated by your own hands! Learn assembly tips, hone your creativity, and then choose a favorite color scheme option, from classic red and green to woodland or jeweled, that compliments your home and other holiday decor. Add accessories like ribbon, ornaments, candy cane, or pine cones to dress up your wreath and get it ready to hang when you get home! Ticket expense covers all materials needed for your creation.

Horticultural meetings at Bachman's on Lyndale:
- Orchid Society of Minnesota
- Minnesota Peony Society
- Daylily Society of Minnesota
- Minnesota Dahlia Society
- North Star Lily Society

Flower Shows hosted by Bachman's:
- Orchid Show – March
- Daffodil Show – May
- Rose Show – June
- Iris Show – June
- Peony Show – June
- North Star Lily Show - July
- Hosta Society Cut Leaf Show – July
- Daylily Flower Show – July
- Dahlia Show – September
- African Violet Show – October

Fundraising Sales hosted by Bachman's:
- Bulb Sale of the North Star Lily Society – April and October
- Tuber Sale of the MN Dahlia Society – April
- Root Auction of the MN Peony Society – September
- Daylily Sale (Bare Root) of the Daylily Society of MN – May

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