Special Events

Here at Ted Lare Garden Center we love spending time with our community! Join us and enjoy one of our many special events held throughout the gardening season. From Farmer’s Markets to art shows and seasonal events, we’ve got something that will please the whole family. See the special events below and mark your calendars!

The Little Mermaid + The Wayfinder Princess

Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 9am – 10:30am

Come celebrate the end of the school year with two of our favorite princesses. The Little Mermaid & Wayfinder Princess are coming out to Ted Lare to help start your summer out right!
Bring the kiddos out to meet the princesses, snap a photo & enjoy other fun activities.
 
While you’re here, check out our drop-in workshops and create your own Summer Planter or Wire Orb Basket – or both! Have the kids help and make memories that will last forever!

Houseplant Swap

Saturday, June 11, 2022 | 9am – 11am

Join us in the Greenhouse for a Houseplant Swap!
Bring a plant, swap a plant! It’s that easy! Or bring cuttings, tools or accessories (pottery, trellis’, saucers, etc.) to trade. Please only bring disease & pest free plants.

We ask that you please register ahead of time for this FREE event so we have an idea of how many people to prepare for. 

Second Annual Perennial Exchange

Saturday, September 10, 2022 | 9am – 11am

Join us for our Second Annual Perennial Exchange!

Plant swaps are great opportunities to make some room in your garden and bring home something new!
Bring your plants, bulbs, or cuttings to trade. You can also bring and swap garden art, accessories, tools, etc. Please only bring plants that are disease and pest free.

Please register ahead of time for this free event so we know how many people to prepare for.

Fall Harvest Art Show

Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 9am – 3pm

Celebrate the turning of the seasons by joining us for one of our most anticipated events of the year! Bring a friend (or a few!) and peruse creations brought to you by dozens of artisans from all around Iowa.
Find pieces such as jewelry, photography, paintings, woodwork, pottery and more!
Enjoy live performances by local musicians, grab a cup o’ joe from The Traveling Bean, Co. and get lunch from a local food truck! Don’t forget your favorite fresh blooms from Bochner’s Mobile Bloom Bar!

Interested in becoming a vendor?

Fall Houseplant Swap

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 9am – 11am

Join us in the Greenhouse for a Houseplant Swap!
Bring a plant, swap a plant! It’s that easy! Or bring cuttings, tools or accessories (pottery, trellis’, saucers, etc.) to trade. Please only bring disease & pest free plants.

We ask that you please register ahead of time for this FREE event so we have an idea of how many people to prepare for. 

Holiday Open House at Ted Lare Garden Center in Cumming, IA happening Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 9am - 4pm

Holiday Open House

Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 9am – 4pm

Come get geared up for the holidays with us at our Holiday Open House!
You’ll find plenty of festive inspiration and all the supplies you need to bring the holidays home, like fresh evergreen boughs and holiday decor!
Join us anytime between 9 and 4 to take part in our Holiday Porch Pot Workshop! Use a provided container (or bring one of your own!) and create a beautiful planter filled with evergreen boughs and holiday accents! No reservation required, just drop in! 

Ladies Night – Holiday Edition

Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 5pm – 7pm

Bring your besties, your sisters, your mom – all your favorite ladies & join us for a festive night of fun! Enjoy complimentary treats, wine tastings & other seasonal refreshments. Plus goody bags for the FIRST TWENTY-FIVE LADIES!

Stay tuned for more details.

Meet the Snow Sisters!

Saturday, December 10, 2022 | 9am 10:30am

Celebrate the holiday season with the amazing Snow Sisters!  Bring your kids to this free event to have them meet the one and only Snow sisters! Plus take advantage of our end of the season holiday sales as we close for our winter break on Sunday, December 11th.  

Santa in the Garden at Ted Lare Garden Center located in Cumming, IA. Two Dates - Happening Saturday, November 26, 2022 from 9-11am and Saturday, December 4, 2022 from 9-11am

Meet Santa!

Saturday November 26, 2022 | 9am – 11am

Saturday December 3, 2022 | 9am – 11am

Celebrate the holiday season as one of our most anticipated events of the year- meeting Santa! Bring the kids to meet Santa, then peruse the store for all of your holiday needs and creations brought to you by several pop-up local artisans from all around Iowa.

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Ted Lare Garden Center

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Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
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Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
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