(309) 828-4580 | 2010 Fox Creek Rd Bloomington, IL 61701 | Business Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-6:00 PM | Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM | Sun. 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Classes & Events

We work hard at providing fun, community-minded and family-oriented activities for our customers and friends. Most events are tied to people’s love of gardening and nature in general, of course. Sometimes the events revolve around holidays or special days… frequently there is music and food… almost always there are special sales items available… and most times they are just plain fun– sometimes even WACKY!

Disclaimer: Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses & Garden Center reserves the right to cancel events & classes, if unforeseen circumstances arise.

Past Events

Planting Party

Wednesday, April 4th – 10:00 AM
Thursday, April 12th – 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 17th – 6:00 PM
Monday, April 23rd – 6:00 PM

Get ready to get creative! Bring a container (or buy one here!) and have fun picking out plants and plotting it up! Don’t worry…our greenhouses will be nice and toasty if the weather is still icky! When you’re done planting, we’ll keep your container in our greenhouses until Wednesday May 2nd when you will pick it up! (Weather permitting!) Just think of them being tenderly taken care of by us until you pick the container up! (And you can even come and visit it while we’re babysitting!) Cost is 15.00 plus the cost of the plants you use.


Make and Take Terrariums

Tuesday, April 10th – 6:00 PM

Our Terrarium Bar is open for business! Learn how to make a terrarium with us! We’ll have everything that you need to make your creation gorgeous! The best part is that once you learn how to make your own with us, you can come back and make more on your own! Cost for the class is $20.00 which includes a container, all the medium and two to three plants.


Open House

Saturday, April 21st – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

All day fun! Jump into spring with us with make it, take it parties, seminars, and gardening clubs.
Activities for the kids as well!


Rock Art

Thursday, April 26th – 6:00 PM

We are really excited about this one! Make a fun art piece with rocks! We’ll supply everything you need…all you bring is your creativity and sense of fun and we’ll learn how to make a cool art piece! Cost is $20.00 to $30.00 Check out our Pinterest page for samples of what you could make!


Garden Fashion Show

Sunday, April 29th – 6:00 PM

This will be our best event to date! A twist on the traditional fashion show, the evening promises to be fun for all! We’ll be showcasing our newest and prettiest flowers in combination pots and hanging baskets on the “pink” carpet! With Kelly’s Bakery catering, this is an event that you will not want to miss! Tickets will be on sale for $30.00.


Pot Pickup from Planting Parties

Wednesday, May 2nd – 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

If you participated in one of our planting parties, today is the day to pick up your gorgeous container! If the weather is really nasty, we’ll reschedule your pick up!


Plant a Pot for Mom

Saturday, May 5th – 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Calling all kids (and dads and grandparents)! Come today and plant a pot for your mom for her special day! We have some great pots to choose from, you pick out the plants and we’ll help you pot them up! Show her the LOVE by giving her a pot that you planted just for her! Cost is dependent on the pot you choose and the plants you put in!


Mother’s Day Weekend!

Saturday, May 12th – 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Great selection of annuals, perennials, tropicals, roses, shrubs, trees, succulents, and containers, fountains, fun and sassy gift items, gift certificates…Just about everything you need for your gardens!


Morning Mimosas with Anne

Saturday, May 19th – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Anne in the cottage for yummy mimosas and fun conversation! The subject is up to you…gardening questions, trials and triumphs, or just fun life stories! A relaxing time before a busy day!


Floating Spigot Fountain

Tuesday, May 22nd – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Join us in the morning or the evening for a fun make it take it fountain project. Amaze your neighbors and friends with this unique fountain! See what we’ll be making on our Pinterest page or stop by to see it in person! Cost for the class is $55.00 and includes everything you need!


Fairy Garden Class

Thursday, May 31st – 1:00 PM

Whether you’ve never made a fairy garden, or you have five in your garden, this class is for you! See why this is a trend that is not going away soon! You’ll have a great time…we guarantee it! Cost is $20.00 for all the “fixins” (soil, moss, and rocks). We will provide (for free) a basic container, but you may bring your own or choose any container for an extra cost. All accessories will be 20% off during the class!


Cooking with Herbs

Tuesday, June 5th – TBD

Join us for some great recipes and tips to preserve and use herbs to their fullest potential! Taste testing will definitely be on the agenda! Free!


Coffee Hour with Lee

Saturday, June 9th – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Join Lee in the Cottage for coffee and talk about anything you want…from tomatoes to fishing!


Wine and Roses Festival

Saturday, June 16th – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Help us celebrate roses with specials, seminars and of course…wine! Even a seminar about wine! Stay tuned for more details!