We’re excited to announce that we’ll be teaming up with Neu’s Hardware of Menomonee Falls for a few exciting and artistic events this winter/spring.


Upcoming Event Dates: 

2023 Winter/Spring Classes & Workshops

Social Saturday Workshopssecond Saturday of the month at 10 or 10:30 am (see class details for start time.)  
Costs vary depending on the project. Shady Lane Garden Club members get $5 off their project fee, only on Social Saturday workshop costs.


April 8th: Visit with the Easter Bunny*! Noon – 2pm.

Also, come to enjoy children’s crafts, our TRAINS, shopping for spring plants, and more! 
Our hours will be 9am – 3pm on April 8th, with the Easter Bunny appearance between 12pm – 2pm.

*Big thanks to and sponsored by RE/MAX Service First 


April 15th: Paint a Pot and Plant.

(Collaboration with Neu’s Hardware.)

10:30am-noon, $40 per person. Event to be held at Shady Lane Greenhouse.

Participants will be instructed on how to paint and decorate a clay pot, and then plant it with beautiful annuals. Cost includes pot, paints, instruction, soil and plants. Please register at Shady Lane Greenhouse (262-251-1660). Payment is due upon registration – refunds only in gift certificate form.


April 15th: Plant a Porch Pot.

10:30am, $30 per person (discounted for SLG Garden Club Members).

Plant a beautiful porch pot for sun or shade. (Can be left at Shady Lane, to be cared for until May.)

Workshop occurs on the same day as the Paint a Pot and Plant collaborative class with Neu’s. Those who wish to attend both may plant their porch pot after the painting class. Please inform Shady Lane of this choice when registering for the class.


April 16th: Hanging Basket Planting Class.

1pm, $40 per person (**This is not a “Social Saturday” class. No discount may be applied.)

Plant a lovely flowering, hanging basket for either sun or shade. Class includes basket, soil, plants, instructions and a GREAT time! (Can be left at Shady Lane, to be cared for until May.)


April 22nd: Plant a Whiskey Barrel with Veggies.

$175 per Barrel includes all materials and delivery. 
Call to register!

(Sorry, this workshop is not eligible for a Garden Club Discount)

Have you wanted to learn how to grow vegetables and herbs but don’t know where to start? Are you limited on space, and think you don’t have room for a garden? Well….. we have a solution! One of the best and easiest ways to grow vegetables and herbs in a small space is in a large container, and we have the perfect 1/2 barrel  that will fit on your patio! Call to register for the Vegetable Garden in a Whiskey Barrel class on April 22nd for a fun time in the greenhouse, bring a friend, bring your kids, and have a great time learning all about growing edibles in small spaces. We have the perfect, super productive plants for a compact garden. You can choose from many different tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and even a flower or two to make it look even more beautiful.

Dr. Patti has many years of experience growing vegetables in small spaces, and will answer all of your gardening questions, leading you through this project step-by-step. We will discuss long term care and harvesting, and go through all of the different types of plants you can grow in your whiskey barrel. This barrel will stay in our greenhouses until the weather is perfect for it to be outside at your home, then we will deliver it to you.
These barrels are long-lasting, and you will be able to replant each year with the veggies and flowers of your choice. Cost for this project is $175,  which includes all materials and delivery.

Fun Family event!

Class will include authentic American Whiskey barrel, soil, vegetables and flowers, fertilizer, fabulous and fun instruction from Dr. Patti, and delivery!


April 27th: Posies & Pairings.

6-8pm, $40 per person

Plant a beautiful floral planter, sips and snacks included – bring a date, a significant other, a better half, parent, son, daughter, friend, sister… The choices are limitless! Specials on perennials and other selected merchandise.

Please RSVP for this event at Shady Lane Greenhouse, or call us at

(262) 251-1660. Payment is due upon registration. Refunds (if you are unable to attend) will be in the form of gift certificates to Shady Lane Greenhouse.


April 30th: Blooms & Brunch.

$40 per person, exact time TBD.

Enjoy Sunday brunch at Shady Lane Greenhouse. We’ll be teaming up with the Green Door Cafe in Delafield for a wonderful and tasty event. Participants will plant a vegetable pot with annual accents and other edibles. Green Door Cafe will provide a delicious brunch.

Please RSVP for this event to Shady Lane Greenhouse. Cost will include pot, plants, instruction, brunch and beverage.


May 6th: Annual Spring Train Jamboree!

Trains, plants, children’s activities, trains, live music, great food for purchase, trains, and more trains! Our friends at the S.V.E.V. D’Oberlandler Milwaukee will be grilling, and we’ll have live music, our favorite Organ Grinders, Marc & Debe! This is an all-day event, and free to attend!


May 13th: BLUMEN BASH!

Celebrate Mom with everything flowers. Activities for children, “Plant some love for Mom”, petal pounding and more. Our friends at Half Twisted – Half Knot will be joining for balloon twisting fun! The Boy Scouts will be grilling food, so please bring cash, as there is no ATM on site. This is an all-day event, and free to attend!


May 20th: Garden Vegetable Day – All Things Edible.

Ask questions, learn about varieties, flavors and textures, how to plant and cultivate! More details to come.


May 20th: Herbs & Hors d’oeuvres at Green Door Cafe in Delafield.

3pm, $40 per person. Payment due at time of registration. Contact Shady Lane or Green Door to reserve your spot. *No refunds.

Includes delicious treats from Green Door Cafe, beverages, and plant a fun and fruitful veggie planter.


  • September 30th: Fall Train Jamboree
  • November 4th: Class TBD
  • November 11th: Social Saturday Workshop TBD
  • November 18th: Children’s Christmas Party
  • November 24-26th: Workshop Weekend
  • December 2nd: German Poinsettia Party
  • December 9th: Social Saturday Workshop TBD
  • December 16th: Candle Arrangement Class.


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Reservations for classes and workshops can be made by calling us at 262-251-1660

      Check back often for any seasonal Events Updates. Did you miss a class in the past that you wish we would re-visit? Or, maybe you have an idea for a great workshop!? Whatever is on your mind – let us know. We aim to help our customers learn and succeed in their creative gardening goals!