The Latest Gardening Classes and Workshops Near Chicago

A green thumb is not needed to participate in any of the classes we offer at Blumen Gardens. We go through all the projects step-by-step with our well-trained instructors, guiding you while you discover your creativity along the way! Leave our garden center with a beautiful, handmade craft to decorate your home or to give as a gift. Contact us with any questions!

Open House Events at Blumen Gardens

Looking for a place to gather with the girls or date night with a significant other? Blumen Gardens in Sycamore, IL is the perfect place for just that! With open house events hosted all year round, featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, shopping, and of course beautiful tours of the gardens, it’s the perfect night out. Can’t make it to an event? Do some shopping from home!

08/25/2024
FROM: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for a day of reconnection, relaxation, and rejuvenation at our annual reunion event on Sunday, August 25th, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This special day is designed to bring together old friends and new acquaintances in a serene and inspiring setting. Our theme for this retreat is “Renewal,” symbolized by the lotus flower, which represents rebirth, purity, and spiritual enlightenment. Just as the lotus rises from the mud to bloom beautifully, we too will explore ways to renew and elevate our minds, bodies, and spirits. Here’s what you can look forward to: 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Check-In & Light Breakfast Start your day by checking in and enjoying a light breakfast. This is a great opportunity to catch up with fellow attendees over some delicious morning treats. 9:00 – 10:15 AM: Introductions and Sound Healing Meditation Begin the day with introductions, followed by a calming sound healing meditation, Lead by Sonja Herington and Courtney Sliga to set a peaceful tone for the rest of the day. Craft your own intention jar with guidance from Jeanette Pryor. Learn how to set and manifest your intentions through this creative and meditative activity. 10:15 – 10:30 AM: Transition to Next Workshop Take a short break and prepare for the first workshop session. 10:30 – 11:15 AM: Breakout Session One 11:15 – 11:30 AM: Transition to Next Workshop A brief interlude to refresh and move to the next engaging session. 11:30 – 12:15 PM: Breakout Session Two  12:30 – 1:15 PM: Lunch Enjoy a delicious lunch while mingling with other participants. This is the perfect time to relax and discuss the morning’s activities. 1:30 – 2:15 PM: Breakout Session Three 2:15 – 3:00 PM: Sound Healing Closing Meditation Conclude the formal part of our event with a soothing sound healing meditation, leaving you feeling refreshed and centered. 3:00 – 4:00 PM: Shopping and Enjoying the Gardens End your day with a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens and explore various shopping options available on-site. Breakout Sessions: Kundalini Yoga with Sonja Herington from Get Balanced Explore the powerful and transformative practice of Kundalini Yoga with expert instructor Sonja Herrington. This session will focus on awakening your inner energy and promoting overall well-being. Flower Pressing with Instructor Courtney Sliga Discover the art of flower pressing with Courtney Sliga. Create beautiful pressed flower art pieces and learn about the techniques and history of this timeless craft. Self Care Facemask Workshop with Chanla Chau of Chanla Chau Cosmetics Pamper yourself with a self-care facemask workshop led by Chanla Chau. Learn about natural ingredients and techniques to create your own rejuvenating face masks.   Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity for renewal and connection. Early Bird Pricing through August 1st: $248 Pricing through August 19th : $268 Pricing through August 25th: $288 Spaces are limited, so sign up now to ensure you don’t miss out on this enriching and transformative retreat. We look forward to seeing you there and sharing this wonderful experience together, as we all embrace renewal and the beauty of the lotus flower. We can’t wait to see you there! NOTE: PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected] IF YOU HAVE ANY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS.
Renewal: A Wellness Retreat- Sunday, August 25th 9AM-4PM
09/03/2024
FROM: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Food Truck Tuesday at Blumen Gardens Tuesday, September 3rd 4-8pm Nina’s Tacos Food Truck Gardener’s Lounge- Cocktails, Beer and Wine Available for purchase! Featured Musician: Dan Holmes Mark your calendars for Food Truck Tuesday at Blumen Gardens! Join us for an evening of gastronomic delights. With a rotating lineup of food trucks, there’s something to satisfy every craving. Plus, enjoy the enchanting tunes of live music while you dine al fresco. Come hungry and leave happy! UPCOMING DATES: September 17th-Wild Carrot Food Truck 4-8  
Food Truck Tuesday at Blumen Gardens- Tuesday, September 3rd- 4-8PM
09/07/2024
FROM: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Blumen Gardens, Sycamore IL
Join us for a delightful Fall Wreath Class at Blumen Gardens on September 7th, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Get ready to embrace the autumn spirit as we guide you through creating a beautiful grapevine wreath adorned with a charming selection of dried and faux florals. No experience is necessary as our expert instructors will provide step-by-step guidance throughout the session. All materials will be provided, ensuring you have everything you need to craft a stunning wreath that will add a touch of seasonal elegance to your home. To add to the fun and creative atmosphere, we’ll also be serving mimosas and refreshments to keep your spirits high as you immerse yourself in the art of wreath making.
Fall Wreath Workshop- Saturday, September 7th 10-11:30am
09/08/2024
FROM: 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Come meet Fairy Aria Rose and participate in an interactive storytelling and sing along experience followed by the creation of your own fairy garden! Meet and great and photo ops with Fairy Aria Rose will be provided to each family after fairy garden class instructions. The class includes: Instruction, Materials, Container, One Mini Plant and One Figurine. Tickets Cost: $48.00, 1 Ticket per child participating. There is a class limit to 10 children. Parent/Guardian is required to be in attendance with each child.
Fairy Garden Workshop- Sunday, September 8th 10:15-11:30AM
09/15/2024
FROM: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Blumen Gardens, Sycamore IL
Sunday, September 15, 2024 10am-12pm $55 Get into the festive spirit and unleash your creativity at our Watercolor and Chalk Pastel Pumpkin Workshop with Jen Rizzo! Perfect for artists of all skill levels, this hands-on workshop will guide you through the process of creating stunning pumpkin-themed artworks using watercolor and chalk pastels. Includes: Instruction, Materials, Mimosas + Snacks
Watercolor & Chalk Pastel Pumpkin Workshop | Sunday, September 15, 2024 | 10AM-12PM
09/17/2024
FROM: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Food Truck Tuesday at Blumen Gardens Tuesday, September 17th 4-8pm Nina’s Tacos Food Truck Gardener’s Lounge- Cocktails, Beer and Wine Available for purchase! Featured Musician: Dan Holmes Mark your calendars for Food Truck Tuesday at Blumen Gardens! Join us for an evening of gastronomic delights. With a rotating lineup of food trucks, there’s something to satisfy every craving. Plus, enjoy the enchanting tunes of live music while you dine al fresco. Come hungry and leave happy!  
Food Truck Tuesday at Blumen Gardens- Tuesday, September 17th- 4-8PM
09/21/2024 - 09/22/2024
FROM: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21st + Sunday, September 22nd, and make your way to Blumen Gardens to celebrate the splendor of fall with us. Join in the festivities, create wonderful memories, and experience the joy of the season at its finest. We can’t wait to welcome you to our Fall Fest! Cocktails | Food Trucks Live Music | Artist + Maker Market Saturday, September 21st 9-4PM  Wild Carrot 11-2PM Linkt Permanent Jewelry 10-2pm Sweet Swirl Cotton Candy 11-2pm Sunday September 22nd 9-4PM Artist + Maker Market 11-2PM  Pressbox Food Trailer 11-2PM Friendly Farms Petting Zoo 10-2pm Ortiz Entertainment Face Painting 11-2pm Sweet Swirl Cotton Candy 11-2pm  Keep it Poppin Popcorn Dan Holmes Music 11-2pm  
Fall Fest | Saturday, September 21st + Sunday, September 22nd
09/22/2024
FROM: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for our Artist + Maker Market on Sunday, September 22nd from 11-2pm! Shop multiple local artists and makers set up throughout our beautiful gardens and grounds. Artist + Maker Market 11-2PM  Pressbox Food Trailer 11-2PM Jen’s Bread 10AM-Sell out Friendly Farms Petting Zoo 10-2pm Ortiz Entertainment Face Painting 11-2pm Sweet Swirl Cotton Candy 11-2pm  Keep it Poppin Popcorn Dan Holmes Music 11-2pm Interested in becoming a vendor? Reach out to us at [email protected] for an application.
Artist + Maker Market- Sunday, September 22nd, 11-2pm
09/28/2024
FROM: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Blumen Gardens, Sycamore IL
Silhouette Portraits Saturday, September 28th 11 – 3PM Cassidy Alexander, a nationally known portrait and silhouette artist, will be joining us at Blumen Gardens! This rare art is practiced by only a few artists in the country. Cassidy is a local artist who cuts freehand, with paper and scissors only — no preliminary drawing, shadow tracing or digital manipulation! It takes only minutes for her to create a true likeness in miniature – not the generic cuts often found in theme parks. The charge is $33 for the original and only $15 for extra copies when cut at the same time, so don’t forget grandma! Beautiful solid wood, black oval frames with gold leaf trim from Italy will also be available for $32. Cassidy can cut any aged person from tiny babies to senior citizens. Wiggly kids are not a problem! Don’t miss this chance to see your children in silhouette! PURCHASING: $15 duplicates and $32 solid black oval frame available for purchase as add-ons. Please select your time slot as well as any add-ons you would like with your booking. Add-ons cannot be purchased on the day of the event. If you have more than one person, please select one time slot per person. You MUST be on time for your appointment. You will forfeit your spot if you are late. In the event of a cancellation, a refund minus the 3% processing fee will be refunded to the original form of payment within 7-10 business days
Silhouette Portraits- Saturday, September 28th, 11-3pm
09/29/2024
FROM: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Blumen Gardens, Sycamore IL
🍂 Unleash Your Creativity with the Ultimate Pumpkin Crafting Adventure Step into the enchanting world of needle felting and immerse yourself in the magic of seasonal décor creation! Join our sensational beginner’s needle felting class lead by Dorie Blankenship of DB Fiber Art at the picturesque Blumen Gardens on September 29th, and unlock the secret to crafting adorable mini pumpkins that will add a dash of autumnal charm to any space. 🕘 Choose from Two Convenient Sessions: 9-11am or 1-3pm 🕒 No experience? No worries! We’ve got you covered with all materials included, so you can dive right into this delightful crafting experience without any hassle. In the event of a cancellation, a refund minus the 3% processing fee will be refunded to the original form of payment within 7-10 business days
Felt Pumpkin Workshop- Sunday, September 29th 9-11am
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