Interactive Workshops at Mill Creek

At Mill Creek, we believe that working with our hands is a therapeutic and healthy activity for all of us, no matter our age.  At our workshops, we work hard to ensure that you learn something new, make a friend, and leave feeling proud of what you’ve made!  Gardening shouldn’t be intimidating – it should be fun & life-giving!

Check-out our 2018 spring workshops below & simply RSVP via email or phone.  All workshop costs are due on the day of the workshop, no need to pay ahead!  We look forward to playing in the dirt with you! 

Christmas Market 2018

Build a Stunning Winter Arrangement – DROP-IN!

Friday, November 23 – Sunday, November 25
Thursday, November 29 – Sunday, December 2
Thursday, December 6 – Sunday, December 9
Thursday, December 13 – Sunday, December 16
*Drop-in anytime during Christmas Market hours

Cost: $25 – $48
Small Container (9″ or less diameter) – $25
Medium Container (10″ – 14″ diameter) – $35 
Large Container (15″- 24″ diameter) – $48 

This is by far our most popular holiday workshop! Freshen up your porch pots and welcome your guests with a festive evergreen arrangement!

Drop-in and learn how to make a stunning winter arrangement for your home! You are welcome to bring your own container (whiskey barrel, galvanized bin, plastic pot, etc.) or purchase a unique container from us. The materials included in the cost of this workshop (regardless of container size) are: balsam, fraser, white pine, and cedar boughs, red dogwood, pine cones, & red berries.

Additional items available for purchase include small cut trees for medium & large containers, ribbon for bows, burlap, berry sticks, curly willow, hydrangea blooms, & birch branches. We have a limited supply of small cut trees (up-charge of $10-$20 when added to a medium or large arrangement) so please call or email to reserve a tree! You will also have the opportunity to learn how to make a snazzy bow! This arrangement can be enjoyed all winter long – not just for Christmas!

Is your pot too heavy to bring to our greenhouse? Stop in and grab a to-go kit of greens! We will walk you through the process so you’ll feel comfortable when arranging at home!

**Those returning with their whiskey barrels or vintage hampers purchased from Mill Creek Gardens will receive 10% off their workshop cost. A whiskey barrel is considered a large container –
remember to reserve your tree!

RSVP’ing is not necessary, simply drop-in during market hours!

However, to ensure you have a small cut tree for your medium or large container please email danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com to reserve your tree! The cost of this workshop will be due the day of the workshop.

Pine Cone Succulent Ornament – DROP-IN

Friday, November 23 – Sunday, November 25
Thursday, November 29 – Sunday, December 2
*Drop-in anytime during Christmas Market hours

Cost: 
Small – $13 ea or 3 for $33
Medium – $15ea or 3 for $40
Large – $25ea 

We love huge pinecones & succulents! So, why not combine them to make a unique living ornament! Enjoy it on your tree, or hang it in your window. These are perfect gifts for friends, family, or even your child’s teacher!

The cost of this workshop includes 1 pine cone, moss to plant your succulents in, & living succulent cuttings. We will work with you while you create and will discuss how to care for your succulent pine cone! The cost of this workshop will be due the day of the workshop.

WHY WE LOVE THIS PROJECT: When the holidays have passed, you will learn how to remove the succulents from your pine cone and in turn, plant a new succulent garden! Not only will you have an adorable & unique ornament for your tree, BUT you will also gain a new succulent garden!

No RSVP is necessary for this workshop, just grab a friend and drop-in during market hours! The cost of this workshop will be due the day of the workshop.

Paper White Bulb Planting – DROP-IN
Saturday, November 24 – Sunday, November 25
*Drop-in anytime during Christmas Market hours  

Cost: $20

What better way to decorate your home for Christmas than with bright, living decor! Bulbs & natural decor are coming into style with vengeance, friends! Take this opportunity to plant a pot of paperwhite bulbs and discover the joy of watching them grow indoors! Paperwhites also make unique & charming gifts that bloom for many weeks! These bulbs couldn’t be easier to grow and care for so, no greenthumb necessary!
 
The cost of this workshop includes all you’ll need for this project: one terra cotta pot, 3 paperwhite bulbs, small stones, dirt, moss, & care instructions to take home. Additional bulbs will be available for purchase.
 
Paperwhites typically bloom within 4-6 weeks of planting and last 4-6 weeks so you’re sure to have blooms during Christmas.
This is a great hands-on project to do with friends or kids!
 
No RSVP is necessary for this workshop, but to ensure that we will have the materials just for you, feel free to drop us an email and let us know that you are coming! Email Danielle at danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com. The cost of this workshop will be due the day of the workshop.
 
*inspiration photo credit to ColorBlends Wholesale Flowerbulbs & French Basketeer

Make Your Own Grapevine Wreath
Saturday, November 24 – 11am – 12:30pm
Sunday, November 25 – 2pm – 3:30pm
LOCATION: Mill Creek Gardens

Cost: 
24″ Wreath (Standard Door Wreath Size) – $50
36″ Wreath (Great for fences, garages, barns) – $65

There is something about working with our hands and learning something new that calms our heart & mind! The holiday season can be a stressful time for many of us, so we encourage you to grab a friend & make a wreath together. Give it as a gift or proudly display it on the door of your own home!

At this workshop, you will learn the therapeutic technique of making a hand-tied evergreen wreath. We will guide you through the step-by-step process & will offer unique design ideas! You will also have the opportunity to learn how to tie a puffy bow for your wreath.

The cost of this workshop includes natural grapevine wreath frame, mixed boughs (balsam, fraser fir, white pine, & cedar), pine cones, ribbon, & berries. Additional materials like eucalyptus & dried hydrangea blooms will be available for purchase (at a reasonable price, of course!). Warm drinks will be offered to you as you work! The cost of this workshop will be due the day of the workshop.

Please RSVP to danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com to save your spot for this workshop! We have limited space, so don’t wait! Indicating that you are “going” on facebook is not considered an official RSVP – please email or call!

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Make Your Own Hand-tied Wreath

Saturday, November 24 – 1pm – 2:30pm
Sunday, November 25 – 12pm – 1:30pm – LOCATION: Mill Creek Gardens

Cost: 
24″ Wreath (Standard Door Wreath Size) – $40
36″ Wreath (Great for fences, garages, barns) – $55
Bless a Friend 18″ Wreath Special – $20 (Reg. $32, discount honored only when purchased with 24″ or 36″ wreath workshop)

There is something about working with our hands and learning something new that calms our heart & mind! The holiday season can be a stressful time for many of us, so we encourage you to grab a friend & make a wreath together. Give it as a gift or proudly display it on the door of your own home!

At this workshop, you will learn the therapeutic technique of making a hand-tied evergreen wreath. We will guide you through the step-by-step process & will offer unique design ideas! You will also have the opportunity to learn how to tie a puffy bow for your wreath.

The cost of this workshop includes wreath frame, mixed boughs (balsam, fraser fir, white pine, & cedar), pine cones, & berries. Additional materials like a puffy bow, eucalyptus & dried hydrangea blooms will be available for purchase (at a reasonable price, of course!). Warm drinks will be offered to you as you work! The cost of this workshop will be due the day of the workshop.

Please RSVP to danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com to save your spot for this workshop! We have limited space, so don’t wait! Indicating that you are “going” on facebook is not considered an official RSVP – please email or call!

Learn to Tie Your Own Mantel Garland

Saturday, December 1 – 11am – 12:30pm – LOCATION: Mill Creek Gardens

Cost: 
6 feet of mixed green garland – $48.00

There is something about working with our hands and learning something new that calms our heart & mind! The holiday season can be a stressful time for many of us, so we encourage you to grab a friend & learn how to tie garland together!

At this workshop, you will learn the therapeutic technique of hand tying garland. We will guide you through the step-by-step process & will offer unique design ideas!

The cost of this workshop includes mixed boughs (balsam, fraser, white pine, & cedar), pine cones, & berries. Additional materials like eucalyptus & dried hydrangea blooms will be available for purchase (at a reasonable price, of course!). Warm drinks will be offered to you as you work! The cost of this workshop will be due the day of the workshop.

Please RSVP to danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com to save your spot for this workshop! We have limited space, so don’t wait! Indicating that you are “going” on facebook is not considered an official RSVP – please email or call!

Fall 2018

Mum Crate Workshop
Saturday, September 8 – 10am – 11:30am (RSVP by Sept 5)
Saturday, September 22 – 10am – 11:30am (RSVP by Sept 18)
Sunday, September 23 – 12pm – 1:30pm (RSVP by Sept 18)

Cost:
*all plants and materials are included in the below costs!

Large Crate Planter(19” planter) – $50
Medium Crate Planter (14” planter) – $35
Small Crate Planter (9” planter) – $30
Full Crate Set (Large, Medium, & Small) – $95

*You save $20 when purchasing the full hamper set and will receive a free voucher for a bundle of corn stocks & pumpkin ($8 value)!

Please join us for a festive fall workshop to plant your own rustic crate planters with fall mums! These crates are heavy duty & hand-crafted locally in Marshfield!

The cost of this workshop includes one mum crate planter (you choose the size and quantity), mum plants, potting soil, expert instruction on fall plant care, & beverages. Grass will be offered to those with large or medium crates. Other fall plants will be available for purchase to add to your hamper, such as ivy, ornamental peppers & kale. At this workshop, you’ll learn how to make & care for a beautiful fall planter & leave with a unique container that you will enjoy for many years to come.

The cost of the workshop is due on the day of the workshop. Purchases cannot be combined to make a full set. To receive the full create set discount, an individual must purchase & take home the full set.

Space is limited, so sign up early! Please RSVP to danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com. In your RSVP, please state the size and quantity of the crate(s) you would like to reserve! Simply clicking that you are “going” on Facebook, does not officially reserve your spot. Be sure to email or call!

Fall Planter Workshop – Weekend Drop-in!
 
Saturday, Sept. 8 & Sunday, Sept. 9
Saturday, Sept. 15 & Sunday, Sept. 16
Saturday, Sept 22 & Sunday, Sept 23
Saturday, Sept  29 & Sunday, Sept 30
Saturday hours: 10am – 4pm
Sunday hours: 12pm – 4pm

Cost: $5/planter + the cost of fall plants of your choice

Drop-in during business hours and create a stunning fall arrangement! At this workshop, Mill Creek Gardens staff will guide you as you pick out fall plants to fill your container with mums, ornamental peppers, kale, grass, & ivy. While planting, we will discuss care strategies to keep your fall plants looking stunning until frost! You are welcome to bring your own pot and unique containers will be available for purchase.  The cost of this workshop includes potting soil, a discount on purchased plants (exclusively for workshop participants), & expert instruction on plant care.

Are you looking to fill your wire hampers or whiskey barrel again this fall?! Show us a picture of your wire hampers or whiskey barrels (purchased from Mill Creek Gardens) and we will offer you a discount on purchased mums as well! Feel free to bring your hamper or barrel to plant at the greenhouse, or pick-up the materials & plant at home!

No official RSVP is required for this drop-in workshop! You are welcome to click “going” on facebook if you plan on attending! We look forward to enjoying the beauty of fall with you.
Succulent Pumpkin Planter – Weekend Drop-in!
 
Saturday, Sept. 8 & Sunday, Sept. 9
Saturday, Sept. 15 & Sunday, Sept. 16
Saturday, Sept 22 & Sunday, Sept 23
Saturday, Sept  29 & Sunday, Sept 30
Saturday hours: 10am – 4pm
Sunday hours: 12pm – 4pm
 
Cost:
1 Large or Medium Pumpkin (30 succulent cuttings included) – $30
1 Small Pumpkin (20 succulent cuttings included) – $20
2 Mini Pumpkins (15 succulent cuttings included) – $15
Pumpkin Set (1 Large Pumpkin, 2 Small) – $60
 
Grab a friend and drop-in during our weekend business hours and plant your own succulent pumpkin! This unique & festive project can serve as an adorable centerpiece on your table or a nice addition to your porch. They also make great teacher gifts & small gifts for friends & family.
 
The cost of this workshop includes 1 pumpkin (size of your choice), natural moss to plant your succulents in, & succulent cuttings (number of cuttings depends on size of pumpkin you choose). Additional cuttings will be available for purchase. Mill Creek Gardens’ staff will work with you every step of the way & discuss how to care for your succulent pumpkin.
 
The ADD ON BONUS to this workshop is that you will learn how to remove the succulents from your pumpkin, once fall has passed, and continue growing them as a succulent garden! WOOHOO, we love succulents!
 
The cost of this workshop is due on the day of the workshop. Purchases cannot be combined to make pumpkin set. To receive the set discount, an individual must purchase & take home the full set.
 
No official RSVP is necessary for this workshop as it is drop-in, but you are welcome to click that you are going on facebook to let us know that we can look forward to working with you!
Air Plant & Succulent Combo Wreath
 
Saturday, September 29 1pm – 3pm
PLEASE RSVP by Monday, September 24
 
Cost:
14-inch Double Wreath – $30 (includes all materials & plants)
 
Please join us for a unique workshop to create your own airplant & succulent combo wreath. The cost of this workshop includes 1 medium sized air plant of your choice, 6 large succulents cuttings, 2 embroidery hoops, sphagnum moss, white birch discs, and a hanging ribbon. Mill Creek Gardens staff will provide step-by-step instruction and then will turn you loose to express your individual creativity!
 
This wreath requires minimal care and is a great addition to the decor in your home or office. Bring a friend or two and be sure to dress in layers, the greenhouse can still be warm and toasty even when it feels like fall outside.
 
Please RSVP by the above date to danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com. Simply clicking that you are “going” on this facebook event is not considered an official RSVP – be sure to email or call! 🙂

Airplant Social: Plant & Learn

Saturday, September 29 10:00am – 4:00pm – No RSVP Necessary

Cost: $8 + cost of display item of your choice

Air plants are such a fun play on the traditional houseplant. They might be something of a mystery to you now, but after attending our air plant social, you will be armed with all the knowledge to display and care for air plants!

At this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to pick out your own air plant and find a unique way to display it. Mill Creek Gardens will offer many different choices of air plant displays & decor for purchase.

The cost of this workshop includes one medium-sized air plant, instruction on how to care for and display your plant, a care cheat sheet, & beverages to enjoy while you learn.

The cost of this workshop is due on the day of the event. No RSVP is necessary, but we would love to hear from you if you plan to attend! Email Danielle at danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com.

Spring 2018

Building the Perfect Planter

Saturday, April 21 10am – 12pm – RSVP by April 17
Sunday, April 22 12pm – 2pm – RSVP by April 18
Thursday, April 26 10am – 12pm – RSVP by April 23
Saturday, April 28 10am – 12pm – RSVP by April 24
Thursday, May 3 6pm – 8pm – RSVP by May 1
Saturday, May 5 10am – 12pm – RSVP by May 2

Cost: $20 for first planter + cost of flowers to fill planter (+$5 for each additional planter)

What to Bring: You are welcome to bring your own pot(s). We will also have pots available for purchase.

What to Wear: On a sunny day, our greenhouse can get pretty warm SO dress in layers & wear functional & comfortable shoes (tennis shoes, rain boots). Gardening gloves will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own!

Join us for a fun & interactive 2-hour workshop where you will learn to create a beautiful planter to accent your home! At this workshop, Mill Creek Gardens’ staff will offer great choices for sun & shade areas and share tips on how to keep your flowers blooming through fall. You will also learn about new flower varieties, the latest trends, & how to integrate them into your planter. You are welcome to bring your own pot and pots will also be available for purchase. The commercial grade slow-release fertilizer & pesticide (both included in cost of the workshop) will give your planter the jump-start & protection it needs to thrive through the season!

The cost of the workshop includes potting soil, slow-release fertilizer, pesticide, storage, care until warmer weather, expert instruction, & beverages. We recommend planter pick-up around Memorial Day – you’ll be amazed to see your beautiful, full planters! The cost of the workshop & plants will be due on the day of the workshop.

Our workshops fill up – sign up early! Please RSVP by the above dates to danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com. Simply clicking that you are “going” on this facebook event is not considered an official RSVP – be sure to email or call! 🙂

An Air Plant Social: Plant & Learn!

Saturday, April 21
Drop-in between 1pm and 5pm – No RSVP necessary

Cost: $8 + cost of display item of your choice

Air plants are such a fun play on the traditional houseplant. They might be something of a mystery to you now, but after attending our air plant social, you will be armed with all the knowledge to display and care for air plants!

At this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to pick out your own air plant and find a unique way to display it. Mill Creek Gardens will offer many different choices of air plant displays & decor for purchase.

The cost of this workshop includes one medium-sized air plant, instruction on how to care for and display your plant, a care cheat sheet, & beverages to enjoy while you learn.

The cost of this workshop is due on the day of the event. No RSVP is necessary, but we would love to hear from you if you plan to attend! Email Danielle at danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com.

Living Succulent Wreath

Friday, April 27 – 6pm – 8pm – RSVP by April 23
Sunday, April 29 – 12pm – 2pm – RSVP by April 25

Cost:
11-inch Succulent Wreath – $65
13-inch Succulent Wreath – $80

Please join us for a fun & creative workshop to make your very own living succulent wreath. These succulent wreaths thrive through the summer & can be overwintered indoors to be enjoyed for many seasons to come! The cost of this workshop includes a wire wreath frame, sphagnum moss, succulent cuttings (enough to pack that sucker full!), step-by-step instruction, & refreshments. Mill Creek Gardens will store & care for your wreath at no additional charge until the first week in June – this will allow succulents to root.

The Living Succulent Wreath workshop is a popular one, so sign up early! Please RSVP by the above date to danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com. Simply clicking that you are “going” on this facebook event is not considered an official RSVP – be sure to email or call! 🙂

What to Wear: On a sunny day, our greenhouse can get pretty warm SO dress in layers & wear functional & comfortable shoes (tennis shoes, rain boots). Gardening gloves will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own!

A Succulent Social: Plant & Learn!

Saturday, May 5
Drop-in between 1pm and 5pm – No RSVP necessary

Cost: $8 + cost of succulent plants

Succulents are all the rage – but are you nervous to plant your own? Or, are you a succulent lover who is looking for new varieties or unique ways to display them? Regardless of what camp you’re in, we think you’ll walk away from this social as a succulent specialist with a new beautiful garden!

At this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to use your creativity to plant something unique with succulents! Mill Creek Gardens will offer many different choices of planters at all price points – ceramic trays, barnboard boxes, antique tool boxes, Tonka trucks, etc. Do you have something at home that might be more interesting with succulents planted in it?! Bring it in & make a masterpiece!

Mill Creek Gardens’ staff will present care tips and tricks to grow healthy succulents. You will also leave with our succulent cheat sheet for reference later!

The cost of this workshop includes sphagnum moss or dirt to plant your succulents in, instruction on how to create & care for your masterpiece, & beverages to enjoy while you create. Participants will also enjoy sale prices on several succulent varieties!

The cost of this workshop is due on the day of the event. No RSVP is necessary, but we would love to hear from you if you plan to attend! Email Danielle at danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com.

Plant Your Letter Succulent Planter

Sunday, May 6 – 1pm – 2:30pm – RSVP by April 26

Cost: $70

Looking for a fun way to display succulents or a unique gift for a friend? This custom succulent letter planter is handcrafted by a local carpenter with wood from Wisconsin trees!

At this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and plant your letter! Mill Creek Gardens’ staff will guide you through every step of the craft process and offer care tips and tricks for healthy succulents. You will also leave with our succulent cheat sheet to reference later!

The cost of this workshop includes your custom reclaimed wood letter, sphagnum moss, chicken wire, & 16 succulent cuttings. Additional cuttings will also be available for purchase.  Beverages will be offered as you work!

The cost of this workshop is due on the day of the event. Please RSVP by April 26 as the personalized letters are made to order. Email Danielle at danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com with your name and the letter you would like to plant. Simply clicking that you are “going” on this facebook event is not considered an official RSVP – be sure to email or call! 🙂

What to Wear: On a sunny day, our greenhouse can get pretty warm SO dress in layers & wear functional & comfortable shoes (tennis shoes, rain boots). Gardening gloves will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own!

Photo Credit: Succulent Gardens

Make Your Own Fairy Garden

Saturday, May 19 – 10am – 12pm – RSVP by May 15

Cost: $25

Join us for a magical workshop to make your own fairy garden. At this workshop, you’ll exercise your creativity while making a beautiful, fairy wonderland.

The cost of the workshop includes two succulents, one fairy plant, one decorative fairy item (choice of micro schroomy, acorn birdhouse, beehive, or gazing globe), moss, & dirt. Additional fairy furnishings will be available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own planter and unique planters will also be available for purchase.

The cost of this workshop is due on the day of the event. Please RSVP by the date above to danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com. Simply clicking that you are “going” on this facebook event is not considered an official RSVP – be sure to email or call! 🙂

What to Wear: On a sunny day, our greenhouse can get pretty warm SO dress in layers & wear functional & comfortable shoes (tennis shoes, rain boots). Gardening gloves will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own!

Plant Your Own Terrarium

Sunday, May 20 – 12pm – 2pm – RSVP by May 17

Cost: $45

Don’t miss out on 2018’s hottest gardening trend! Terrariums add a playful yet calming charm to any space & are sure to be a conversation piece with your friends. Participants will receive step-by-step instruction by Mill Creek Gardens’ staff on creating this small ecosystem while enjoying beverages.

The cost of this workshop includes terrarium tools, a choice of 2 plants (cacti, airplants, or succulents) and all the soil, sand, rocks, orchid bark, & charcoal needed to fill the terrarium. Terrariums will be available for purchase, along with other hardscape materials. You are welcome to bring your own terrarium – we encourage you to get creative! Find an antique glass teapot or check out our local second-hand stores! *Mill Creek Gardens reserves the right to adjust the price of the workshop when a larger than usual terrarium is planted – don’t worry, we will be reasonable! Please call with any questions on size!*

The cost of this workshop is due on the day of the event. Please RSVP by the above date to danielle.millcreekgardens@gmail.com. Simply clicking that you are “going” on this facebook event is not considered an official RSVP – be sure to email or call! 🙂

What to Wear: On a sunny day, our greenhouse can get pretty warm SO dress in layers & wear functional & comfortable shoes (tennis shoes, rain boots). Gardening gloves will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own!