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!

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! 

Ted’s Candy Cane Cordial

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

Formerly known as Ladies Night, we decided to make this after-hours shopping event a bit more inclusive! We want everyone to join us for an evening of pre-holiday merriment!

Enjoy snacks and refreshments while shopping our holiday selection .Plus goody bags for the FIRST TWENTY-FIVE TO ARRIVE!

Stay tuned for more details.

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.

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.  

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We will be closed July 3rd & 4th to observe Independence Day.