Events & Workshops

Saturday, September 25th, Shady Lane Greenhouse will host our annual Fall Train Jamboree! Trains, games, outdoor and indoor shopping, and an ice cream social! There will also be food and snacks, sold by some of our favorites at St. John’s Anglican.
Also on Saturday, September 25th, we’ll have a signup and prepayment for our Saturday, October 2nd, Beginning Train Class.
On October 2nd, we’ll have two classes available – limited space in each class, so we ask that you pay in advance. The cost will be a nonrefundable$5 fee per family, and we’re asking that children be accompanied by a grown-up
(no drop offs, please!).
Our teachers, or, “Engineers”, for the event will be members of the Wisconsin Garden Railroad Society. They’ll be directing discussion topics, such as: explanation of model train scales (comparison of scales and choosing one that’s right for you), controlling a model train, train maintenance, terminology, and a Q&A.
We’ll have 2 classes available, and we hope that they fill up quickly!
Our class times will be 11:00-11:30am, and 1:00-1:30pm. When signing up for the class, please let us know how many children you’ll be attending with, and what their ages are. We will have goody bags for take-home and some more information on starting your own home version of a model railroad. Along with a parent’s survey to fill out after the class.
September 25th (Fall Train Jamboree day!) we’ll have a Fall Planter Class. It will be a combo class with Q&A and hands-on learning. Discussions may include:
  • Fall Gardening
  • How to take care of your garden in the fall
  • To prune or not to prune?
  • To mulch or not to mulch?
  • To plant or not to plant?
  • To dig and divide or leave it alone?
  • Optional: Make your own fall porch pot (*Fee associated with the planter)
$35 each, or $30 for Garden Club Members.
Two classes will be available for that day, 10:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-2:00pm. Please call ahead to register for this course!



What’s Up? With Dr. Patti Nagai 

The Ins & Outs, Ups and Downs of Houseplant Care:
Saturday, October 2nd
Houseplants are beautiful additions to your home, and well known for their air purification qualities, but only if they are healthy and happy. How many houseplants have you watched wither and die? Don’t fret, you’re in good company…
I have learned a lot from my sad mistakes with houseplants. The good news is that we can help you cultivate a green thumb, and have great success growing plants inside.
Join me in a practical and fun discussion of easy-care houseplants. We will go through the selection process to choose the right plant for your home, then re-pot your new green beauty, while discussing appropriate soil mixes, container sizing, soil mixes, watering, fertilization, and pest control. No cost for discussion and Q&A, $30 for the newly repotted houseplant. ($25 for Shady Lane Greenhouse Garden Club Members!) Please call (262) 251-1660 to reserve your spot in the class.
Indoor Dish Garden with Tropicals and Succulents
Saturday, November 6th
10:00 – 11:00am
Focus your creative energy and green thumb to design and plant a beautiful dish garden. We will provide an array of interesting plants to choose from, including small tropical houseplants and succulents, along with a suitable container and additions of mosses, stones, and twigs, to enhance your design. Bring your ideas and questions to the class so you can go home with a fabulous garden, and all the knowledge needed for those plants to flourish!
This activity will cost $30, or $25 if you’re a Shady Lane Greenhouse Garden Club Member. Please call (262) 251-1660 to reserve your place in this class.


Want to know more about Pollinators?! Check out our June 25th Newsletter with tons of great information from our favorite horticulturalist, Dr. Patti Nagai!


Please call (262) 251-1660 or email [email protected] for more information!


We’re doing all we can to minimize the spread of COVID-19 while balancing life, work, and staying open to serve our customers and our employees. Our intent is to simply take care of our guests, keep our employees healthy, and be flexible so we can all make a living. 


Whether you are a church, home gardener, or just someone looking for a happy gift or a personal pick-me-up, feel free to call us at 262-251-1660 or email at [email protected] to place an order.

We offer:

 – delivery (please call for cost)
– distanced indoor shopping

You may call or email your questions to (262) 251-1660 and [email protected]

  it your 2021 Memory Tree: Making family memories!

Watch what’s coming, we have lots of ideas to help you garden better! Thanks, as always, for your continued support of this local, family-owned business.

Thank you for all of your orders and your continued support of our business!

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Please keep in mind that our business can be greatly affected by weather and other circumstances. So, events are subject to change. Please also note, sometimes we will keep the trains off during bursts of extreme heat or cold, but you’re always welcome to stop by to walk around them. They’re not going anywhere!

*GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS Receive a $5 discount on many of our offered workshops and classes. IMPORTANT: Please pre-register or RSVP for classes and workshops when noted. Classes will be canceled if the hosts do not think we have a good sized attendance.

***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!