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Fall in Love 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!


Bachman’s has all of the inspiration, education, design, decor, and more you need to create a cozy and inviting space this fall.  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!



Fall Ideas & Inspiration for the Home | September 14 – October 8

This self-guided tour at the Lyndale Avenue store will help you discover inspirational design ideas for home and outdoors that celebrate the best of the harvest season.

Visit inspiring rooms and styled vignettes featuring design ideas that invite you to cozy up to fall. A neighborhood of front porches celebrates the harvest season with creative seasonal décor.

With your ticket purchase, you’ll receive a $5 off $25 coupon for your next regular-priced Bachman’s purchase and a brochure detailing repeatable inspirations. Plus, you will be entered for a chance to win a $100 Bachman’s Gift Card!

20 percent of ticket proceeds from the Ideas & Inspiration for the Home Tour will benefit Metro Meals on Wheels, a strong local network of neighborhood Meals on Wheels member programs that provide nutritional assistance and social connection.

Fall Inspiration Nights | September 14 and October 5

Join Bachman’s on Lyndale Avenue for a creative evening sipping and strolling through designer-inspired styled vignettes featuring ideas that will leave you eager to cozy up your own space. A neighborhood of front porches celebrates the harvest season with seasonal décor including pumpkins, corn shocks, and more that you can emulate at home.

Enjoy floral and outdoor container demonstrations, plus a new master class from Bachman’s design experts, as well as wine and light bites from Patrick’s Café. Check the links above for demonstration schedules and registration information!

Gathering of Friends Antiques Market | October 19 – 22

A Gathering of Friends Antiques Market returns to Bachman’s Lyndale Avenue Location this fall!  Browse a beautiful selection of wonderful primitives, architectural pieces, pine and oak furniture, cottage décor, vintage wares, great accessories, collectibles, pottery, and more. Join Bachman’s for this unique greenhouse event featuring 18 juried dealers.

For more information or to learn which dealers will be in attendance at the market please visit A Gathering of Friends on Facebook .



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.

Fall Fest | September 23 and 30, 10 AM – 2 PM

Roll out the barrels and join Bachman’s on Lyndale for a fun, festive Fall Fest event! The greenhouse will be bursting with Bachman’s s-grown mums and other fall favorites! Get ready to raise a glass and enjoy the delightful flavors of Minneapolis Cider Company’s finest brews. Also, enjoy music, fall treats, and amazing live chalk art.

Cookie Decorating – Garty Goodies | September 23, 10 AM – 12 PM — $85

Here’s your chance to take a cookie decorating class from Maddie Gartman of Garty Goodies! You may have come across her cookie decorating videos on TikTok where her hundreds of thousands of followers learn new techniques. During this class, you will decorate 6 fall and garden-themed cookies and learn different cookie-decorating skills. Bring home your decorated cookies and a 4” Bachman’s-grown blooming plant. This is a ticketed event.

Halloween Goat Yoga

Oct 30 – 4 PM— $35 | Oct 30 – 5:30 PM — $35

This beginner class is for the yoga lover, animal lover, or both!  Enjoy a 45-minute yoga class from a certified instructor while goats roam freely.  They may climb on your back, take a snooze next to you, or maybe nuzzle your neck. Enjoy a 15-minute cuddle session at the end of the class. Goat yoga is for ages 12 and up. This is a ticketed event. 

Safehands Rescue Meet and Greets

Safehands Rescue Meet and Greet – Maplewood | Sept 23, 11 AM – 1 PM

Safehands Rescue Meet and Greet – Plymouth | October 7, 11 AM – 1 PM

Safehands Rescue Meet and Greet – Apple Valley | October 21, 11 AM – 1 PM

During this pet adoption event and puppy playtime with Safe Hands Rescue, you’ll be able to meet new four-legged friends and discover which lawn and garden products are safest for your pets. Click here for more information about pet-safe landscapes!

Scarecrows in the Garden | September 16 – October 31

The Scarecrow Festival is a beloved tradition held every fall at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Blending fright and delight, dozens of expertly and creatively designed scarecrows are on display for all to enjoy. This year, Bachman’s is featuring 6 brand-new scarecrows from 6 retail stores.  The amazing fall colors at the arboretum will provide an incredible backdrop for these amazing creations and delight visitors of all ages! The display is included with gate admission; free for members, $15 for non-members ages 16 and older; and free for children 15 and younger.  Ticket reservations will be available in August through the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum website.


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!

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

It’s inevitable — we’re heading into the colder months and that means we’ll be saying goodbye to green grass and foliage.  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.

House Plant Happy Hour | October 12th, 4 – 6 PM — $10

Join Bachman’s on Lyndale Avenue for Houseplant Happy Hour! Whether you’re an experienced plant parent or just getting your hands dirty for the first time, this is your chance to make your living space come alive. 

You’re invited to join the conversation with guest host Shayla Owodunni of The Plant Penthouse as she shares her plant wish list and helps you find what plants fit best in your space. Bachman’s horticulturist Heather Johnson will host a seminar on plant parenting, and there will be a demonstration on how to make pumpkin succulents from Connie Milan. Plus, enjoy light bites from Patrick’s Cafe and live music from the Waxwing String Band. Explore your personal style with houseplants and pick up a few new favorite plant friends to style your home! This is a ticketed event. 



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 this fall as well as auctions, sales, and shows all held in the Heritage Room.

Dahlia Society Fall Show | September, 16 – 17

Fall Lawn Care Seminar | Thursday, September 28

Daffodil Society Bulb Sale | Saturday, September 30

Minnesota Peony Society Auction | Saturday, September 30


Floral Design Workshops

September 23, 10:30 AM – 12 PM—$85 | October 21, 10:30 AM – 12 PM—$85

Join Bachman’s designer and instructor Diane Enge as she teaches basic floral design techniques plus so much more. This fun, engaging, and educational class will teach you how to create beautiful flower arrangements.

Your ticket includes one hour of instruction and all the materials you will need to create a stunning arrangement to take home after the class.

Diane Enge has worked in the floral industry for 40 years with nearly 28 years with Bachman’s as a designer and instructor. Diane enjoys participating in a variety of design workshops, floral competitions, and events and she finds joy in connecting with others through the medium of flowers. The Floral Design Workshops are ticketed events. 

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