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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Design Workshop
Saturday, October 21, 2–4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

There’s no better time of year than October to make pumpkins the focal point of your décor. This beautiful fall arrangement features a pie-sized pumpkin centerpiece atop a ceramic urn. Vines, twigs, bittersweet berries and seeded eucalyptus bring diverse color and texture. The fresh product dries nicely to be enjoyed long into the autumn season. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your floral creations.

A Gathering of Friends Antiques Market
October 19–22, 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 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 Avenue. Come shop wonderful primitives, architectural pieces, pine and oak furniture, cottage décor, vintage wares, accessories, collectibles and pottery. Dealers continually restock throughout the sale, so you can find new treasures each day! Learn more about A Gathering of Friends.

Bachman's Inspiration Night: The Art of Entertaining
Thursday, November 2, 4 – 8 p.m. | Buy tickets
Bachman’s on Lyndale
Cost: $10 + small fee

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Get your first taste of the season and be inspired to host enchanting gatherings throughout the holidays as you stroll through our garden center, sipping on wine, enjoying light bites, and gathering ideas and insight from our experts. NEW THIS SEASON! Enjoy a more flexible schedule as you visit inspirational stations throughout the store at your leisure. You can also enjoy a more formal presentation of “The Art of Outdoor Holiday Décor” by Susie Bachman in one of three seated seminars at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Read more here or buy tickets now.

Indoor Farmers' Markets — Expanding this November!
As the weather cools down, warm up inside our greenhouses to shop seasonal goods at the Indoor Farmers' Markets. Stock up on produce, sweet treats, crafts, and holiday gifts from local farmers, bakers, and artisans.
Cost: Free | Learn More

NEW at Bachman's Apple Valley, Presented by the Saint Paul Farmers' Market
Saturday, November 4 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 6 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 3 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 3 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


NEW at Bachman's Plymouth, Presented by the City of Plymouth 
Sunday, November 5 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 13 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 10 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 10 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Continuing at Bachman's on Lyndale, Presented by Neighborhood Roots
Sunday, November 12 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 27 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 24 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 | 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Spruce Top Container Design Workshop
Saturday, November 4 | 2 – 4 p.m. | Register now
Sunday, November 5 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Register now
Sunday, November 5 | 2 – 4 p.m. | Register now
Wednesday, November 8 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Register now
Thursday, November 9 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Register now
Wednesday, November 29 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Register now
Saturday, December 2 | 2 – 4 p.m. | Register now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50 for one container; $100 for two containers
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 fall to holiday using the finest product from Bachman ’s. Gain new design skills, and receive tips for creating a beautiful spruce top container. Choose between making a single or container duo. Material selection is the same for each container. You must have a ticket to attend the class. Ticket expense covers all materials.

Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 18 | 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bachman’s on Lyndale
Cost: Free

  • See Santa and Albert the Elf arrive at Bachman's on Lyndale at 9:30 a.m. in a reindeer-drawn sleigh.
  • Enjoy live Christmas music, kids' crafts, a reindeer meet-and-greet, cookies from the North Pole, and more festive fun!
  • Kick off the holiday season with Santa and Albert's holiday play and sing-along! The play runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 17.

Santa & Albert's Holiday Play "Albert's Super Power" 
Saturdays and Sundays
November 18 – December 17, 2017
Saturdays: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Sundays: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. 
Santa's Workshop, Bachman's on Lyndale
Cost: Free

Albert the Elf has been admiring the skills of his favorite superheroes and is eager to become one himself! But when Super Rudolph - a popular Christmas toy and Albert's desired sidekick - is in high demand and short supply, Albert's superhero dreams are at risk. Will our favorite elf get everything he wants this Christmas, or give up on his dream and turn in his cape? For more than 30 years, it has been a beloved Bachman's tradition to host an annual holiday play. All ages are welcome. Following the play, guests are invited to participate in a sing-along of holiday carols and take their picture with Santa and Albert. (Bring your own camera. Play lasts approximately 20 minutes. Seating is first come, first serve.) Get full details here.

Modern Thanksgiving Centerpiece Floral Design Workshop
Sunday, November 19, 2–4 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $60

Traditional autumn colors are presented with a contemporary flare to make up this modern Thanksgiving centerpiece. Cushion mums are grouped inside a geometric container with mosses, mini kalanchoe, grains, and a stunning succulent. Along with your primary centerpiece, you’ll design a coordinating accent arrangement perfect for dressing up an appetizer table. Ticket cost covers all materials used in your floral creations.

Wreath Design Workshop
Sunday, December 3 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Register now
Sunday, December 3 | 2 – 4 p.m. | Register now
Tuesday, December 5 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Register now
Bachman’s on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Create joy this season with a fresh balsam wreath designed by you! Led by Bachman’s designer Diane Enge, this workshop will teach you how to assemble and unleash your creativity. Customize your wreath however you choose with stylish and colorful accents such as wintery blue leaves, metallic gold bows and berries, or classic Christmas reds and greens. Ticket expense covers all materials needed for your creation. The class atmosphere is relaxed and fun, so bring your friends and enjoy! Ticket cost covers all materials used in your creation.

“Botanical Christmas” Floral Design Workshop
Thursday, December 14, 6–8 p.m. | Register Now
Bachman's on Lyndale, Design Room
Cost: $50

Join us to design a seasonal centerpiece filled with outstanding texture for an exciting display on your holiday dinner table. Pepperberries, holly, and red seeded eucalyptus bring bright pops of color among earthy tones of cedar and loblolly pinecones. The cool blues of juniper and eryngium provide a wintery feel, while genestra adds a snow-white accent and sweet scent to this long-lasting arrangement.Ticket cost covers all materials used in your floral creations.


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
- 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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