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Welcome Springtime With Bachman’s | Everything You Need to Know about Events, Inspiration, Shopping & More!

This guide is written in partnership with Bachman’s

Bachman’s is a beloved Twin Cities Floral, Home and Garden Center. Well known for its stunning floral arrangements, locally-owned and locally-grown nursery, and maybe most recognizable of all — its iconic purple branding. Who hasn’t had their heart skip a beat when presented with a bouquet wrapped in beautiful purple paper?

Bachman’s Twin Cities roots reach back to 1885 when founder Henry Bachman, Sr., planted potatoes, lettuce, onions, and squash on a plot of land in south Minneapolis, where the Bachman’s headquarters and flagship store are still located today. Bachman’s has grown through several generations to become one of the largest traditional floral and nursery operations in the world.

But what you might not know is that Bachman’s offers so much more! In addition to its impressive and vast Garden Center, Nursery, and florals, Bachman’s also has home goods, decor, gifts, clothing, workshops and seminars, a coffee shop and bakery, special events, and more.

Read on for details about how Bachman’s can inspire and enrich your everyday life!

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Bachman’s has all of the inspiration, education, design, decor, and more you need to create a bright and engaging space this spring.  Peruse their event calendar, text a friend, and make plans to head to Bachman’s for a night of creativity and a dose of whimsy.

Check out even more of what Bachman’s has to offer by clicking on the categories below!

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Inspiration

Fiesta de Flores | May 5

Celebrate the vibrant beauty of garden season at Bachman’s on Lyndale. This special photo opportunity is just in time for Mother’s Day, plus enjoy the festive spirit of Cinco de Mayo. Bring your mom to explore her garden favorites and don’t miss the unique chance to get up close and personal with an adorned donkey, decorated in an array of flowers. 


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For Families

We love a place where the entire family can enjoy themselves and have a great time together. Bachman’s provides all sorts of events and activities for everyone of all ages in the family to enjoy.

Plant A Pizza Garden Workshop

Location: Bachman’s on Lyndale | 6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

Dates: May 18

Times: 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm

Join us at Bachman’s Cedar Acres for a delightful and educational family event – the Plant a Pizza Garden Workshop! This unique workshop is the perfect weekend activity for families who love gardening, cooking, or simply enjoying delicious pizza.

What’s Cooking?

Learn & Grow: Discover how to plant and nurture the essential ingredients for a perfect pizza. Our expert gardeners will guide you through the process of planting a thriving pizza garden.

Family Fun: This workshop is designed for families. Engage your little ones in the joys of gardening and learn together how to grow your pizza toppings from scratch.

Taste the Joy: To make the day even more special, all attendees will enjoy FREE pizza fresh from the Brick Oven Pizza Bus. Indulge in the flavors that inspire your gardening journey.

Takeaways: Participants will each leave with their very own 12″ planter, filled with everything needed to start a pizza garden: Tomato, Basil, Pepper, Oregano, and Chives.

Tickets: One Ticket, One Planter: Multiple family members can participate in the planting, but one ticket grants one planter. Secure your spot for one of the three sessions to ensure you don’t miss out on this unique experience.

Arrival: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your workshop begins to check in.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind workshop that combines the joys of gardening, cooking, and eating. Gather your family, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to plant your way to delicious pizzas right from your backyard. See you at Bachman’s Cedar Acres for a day full of fun, learning, and pizza!

 


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For Mom

We love Bachman’s for a great place to stop for a quick break when we’re on the go.  We can always count on finding something new in the shop, being inspired by the home decor, finding a new house plant for our collection, or meeting a friend for a coffee.  Here are just a few ideas for ways that Bachman’s can be a great place for you to take a break, meet a friend, chat with your group, or just get your fix of plant goodness!

Llamas With Mamas | April 28 — Free to attend

Location: Bachman’s on Lyndale, 6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

Times:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Celebrate the vibrant beauty of garden season at Bachman’s on Lyndale for a special photo opportunity just in time for Mother’s Day. Bring your mom to explore her garden favorites and don’t miss the unique chance to get up close and personal with an adorned llama, decorated in an array of flowers.


Patrick’s French Bakery & Cafe

In 2003, a conversation between a Bachman’s sales consultant and the wife of the chef and owner of Patrick’s French Bakery & Cafe led to a plan set in motion to open a new Patrick’s location at the Bachman’s Lyndale location in 2004.

Patrick’s specializes in beautiful pastries, delicious sandwiches, and artisan breads.  Their location within the Bachman’s on Lyndale is the perfect spot to chat with a friend over coffee (and a cookie or pastry!), meet your book club or group, or simply sit at the bistro tables among the plants in the garden center.


Get Your Greens

We’re heading into the warmer months and that means saying hello to green grass and brightly colored flowers! If you are simply in need of a fix of plant life, warmth, and chlorophyll, make Bachman’s part of your regular stop as you run your errands.  With locations in Eden Prairie, Maplewood, Fridley, Plymouth, Minneapolis, Apple Valley, and Lakeville, there is a location near you.


One Stop Shop

We love an efficient trip.  And when we can combine our errands when out of the house, we feel on top of the world.  Bachman’s is one of those places for us — home decor, gifts, garden and landscaping needs, cards, teacher gifts, hostess gifts, entertaining essentials, and more.

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Education

Bachman’s Heritage Room

Bachman’s is committed to educating the community about horticulture and providing the space needed to share information.  The Heritage Room is a special space at Bachman’s on Lyndale Avenue that provides a classroom or seminar setting for organizations to present information or presentations to be made in an educational setting.  Currently, the Orchid Society, the MN Hosta Society, and the Lily Society all meet regularly at the Bachman’s Heritage Room.

There are a variety of Seminars to choose from as well as auctions, sales, and shows all held in the Heritage Room.

 

Spring Daffodil Show | May 4-5

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a burst of color at the Spring Daffodil Show, hosted by the Daffodil Society of Minnesota! This vibrant event showcases dozens of dazzling daffodil varieties, a true testament to the beauty of springtime.

Join us for a weekend filled with the fragrance and splendor of these iconic spring flowers. Whether you’re a gardener, a floral enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of nature, this show is a perfect way to welcome the new season. Discover a wide array of daffodils, from classic yellows to unique and rare varieties, each telling its own story of spring’s renewal.

In addition to the visual feast, the show offers an opportunity to learn more about daffodils. Members of the Daffodil Society of Minnesota will be on-hand to share their expertise, offer tips on daffodil care, and provide insights into the fascinating world of these beloved spring flowers.

It’s a wonderful opportunity for photographers, families, and anyone looking to bask in the joys of spring. Don’t miss this splendid celebration of one of spring’s most beloved blooms at Bachman’s on Lyndale!

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Music In The Garden | April 28

Enjoy swinging seasonal tunes amongst blooming plants and lush foliage this spring!

Event Highlights:

  • Local Talent: Each week will feature a local musician or group, showcasing the best of our community’s talent.
  • Culinary Delight: Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Patrick’s French Bakery and Cafe. Whether you crave a sweet dessert, a savory quiche, or a glass of wine, we’ve got your taste buds covered.
  • Exclusive Offer: Every guest will receive a special $5 off $25 coupon for their next Bachman’s purchase – a perfect excuse to brighten up your home with some greenery or flowers.
  • The Perfect Setting: Our greenhouse offers a cozy, verdant escape. It’s an ideal spot for friends, book clubs, or even a solo retreat to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature, accompanied by soothing tunes.

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