Events & Seminars

SOCIAL SATURDAY:

  • July 14th – “Bee Happy”
    — “Bee” Healthy, Happy & Restored: A seminar about bees and/or a tour of an apiary.
     
  • **August 11 – No Social Saturday **
  • September 8th – Herb discussion, demo & cookout
  • September 14th – Event with Swanstone Gardens
  • October 13th – Fall Clean-Up & “Scrap Wreath” class
  • November 10th – Swag Class + “Scrap Swag”
  • December 15th – Centerpiece Class, $25-30**Sign up to be in our Garden Club and get a discount each time you register for a class or workshop with us! Email Kathy for more information!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 23rd. The annual Menomonee Falls Community League Garden Tour will be happening that day:

10am-3pm, rain or shine! Tour six gardens in Menomonee Falls. Purchase your tickets in advance for $8 at Purloin Studios, N88W16567 Main St., from Community League members, or right here, at Shady Lane Greenhouses. Tickets will be $10 the day of the tour, and can be purchased at the above locations, or at any of the gardens along the tour. Look for Community League garden art items at garden #2.

Please look at the descriptions that the gardeners wrote about their gardens.
Addresses are listed because you can buy a ticket at any garden  for $10.00.
You can visit the gardens in any order.
 1. Patti and Brian Nagai……………………………………………………………….N52W15905 Bette Drive
Patti (horticulturist) and Brian (amazing husband with tools) have created an array of beautiful gardens around their home using many unique plants and garden art throughout.  In front, native plants like white wild indigo, sideoats gramma, pale purple coneflower and blue flag iris, fill the rain garden.  In back, the butterfly gardens attract pollinators with dozens of different plant species including coneflower, verbena, buddleia, bee balm and penstemon.  Shade areas are brightened with dwarf Japanese maples, hosta, coral bells and other shade-loving plants.  Vegetables, fragrant herbs and colorful annual flowers are used together in interesting container combinations on decks, the patio and in several gardens.  And for fun, look under the oak tree and you may catch the fairies gardening around their homes.
2. Mary and Greg Winn…………………………………………………………………….N67W13529 Daylily Drive
Our backyard pool has been described by others as feeling like you are at a resort.  The space is very secluded with a barrier of arborvitaes to the south, honeysuckle vines to the west and orange trumpet vines to the east.  Our open air pergola provides a respite to enjoy fires at night by the dancing pool lights with the fragrances of liliac and wisteria in the spring time air.  A tropical feel can be felt with the mango-colored furniture and hand painted whiskey barrels and planters around the pool to compliment the brightly painted furniture.  Birds, attracted by the vines and tree protection provide outdoor music.
3.  Ed and Caroline Summers…………………………………………………………N84W15030 James Avenue
Step into this serene setting with a path that leads to hidden seating areas to enjoy nature at its best.  Complete with a water feature, decorative trees and vines, many perennials, hostas and Japanese painted ferns.  It is a perfect place for quiet meditation.  This garden has been developing for 35 years and is a bird’s paradise.
4.  Bob and Holly Voisin………………………………………………………..N86W15087 James Avenue
A peaceful habitation and a quiet resting place is how we describe our garden.  Our garden boasts of Wisconsin’s hardy vegetation randomly thriving in various garden beds.  This multi-level garden of hostas, roses and hydrangeas invites the weary to rest.  Three arbors welcome you to step inside and sit.  Every rock in the walls and borders was collected by family and friends and carried in by hand.  Cardinals, hummingbirds, robins and yellow finches enjoy the hotel like accomodations of the arborvitaes.  Children and grandchildren have witnessed the transformation of the yard into a secret garden that will continue to bring nature’s lessons and blessings to future generations of our family.
5.  Larry and Linda Kraus………………………………………………………………..N86W15839 Shore Crest Dr.
This home located on a corner lot expands its vistas by taking advantage of the Menomonee River parklands.  It demonstrates how even a modest garden, sprinkled with small treasures can provide pleasure every day.  This garden has four distinct areas to relax and enjoy its small treasures and quirky art pieces:  the front porch, which is perfect on a rainy day; the hosta garden with a brightly painted antique bench and the home owner’s favorite views; the serene patio garden and the sunny parkway island bench.  Mature trees, perennials and colorful annuals planted in mass, create impact and continuity.
6.  Sherry and Randy Buettner ……………………………………………………….W184N8942 St. James Drive
Our 1/4 acre lot is small in size, but big in purpose.  Throughout the years it has contained a large pool when the kids were small, a circular perennial garden, a basketball court where we later enjoyed line dancing with our friends and hosted our granddaughter’s outdoor wedding and now a gazebo.  My husband, although not fond of gardening, supports my ideas and helps with the heavy work.  For a small yard, it has given big blessings for all the seasons of this family’s life.
For more infomation
 e-mail:  cleague@communityleague.com
call:  414-581-0352

Thank you for your support.  Part of the proceeds from this year’s Community League Garden Tour will benefit the many area charities and scholarships they support through their philanthropic giving.

The mission statement of Community League is to enhance the quality of life in our village, state, and nation through philanthropic gifts and community service, while promoting fellowship among our members.
For information about Community League:
e-mail: cleague@communityleague.com;
or call their hotline at 414-581-0352
Other Upcoming Shady Lane Greenhouse Events: 
  • July 21st – Tour le Jardin / Garden Club of Elm Grove & Mayfair Park $8 in advance

Karl with School GroupPlease keep in mind that our business can be greatly affected by weather and other circumstances. So, events are subject to change.

Photo of Heidi with Mandevilla