Our passion for connecting you with nature extends to offering our exclusive classes and workshops, in our store and Zoom. Sign up today, Check out our past webinars on our YouTube page.
March 31st from 10am-12pm
Chalet Landscape | Meet Our Team
This is a special opportunity to meet our award-winning landscape design team at our Chalet Lake Forest Location to discuss your landscape needs.
bi-weekly on Sunday’s from 10:00-11:00 am
GARDEN COACH IS BACK - and now in person! Join Chalet Horticulturist, Jennifer Brennan, in our ever-popular Garden Coach series bi-weekly on Sunday’s from 10:00-11:00 am to learn what you need to be doing in your garden NOW to be successful this year. Sip some tea while chatting about spring gardening with fellow green thumbs.
Sun, April 2nd 10 am and 1pm
Mulch | In Store Demo
Get hands-on experience with our mulch demo, where you'll learn how to select, apply, and maintain the perfect mulch for your garden. Our horticultural expert will answer all your questions and help you get the most out of your mulch.
Saturday, April 8th at 1pm
Outdoor Signature Planter Demo | In-store
Join us at Chalet on the store floor for a Spring outdoor Signature planter arrangement demo. Watch as our talented Signature designers build various container arrangements. Learn the tips and tricks from the best.
Wednesday, April 12 at 7 pm CT
Virtual Learning: Composting
During the workshop, we'll cover the principles of composting, explore different types of composting, and discuss what can and cannot be composted. There will also be a Q&A session, so bring your questions and let's compost together!
Saturday, April 15th at 10am + 3pm (2 sessions)
Success with Rhododendrons & Azaleas
Chalet Horticulturist, Jennifer Brennan will teach us the tips for success when working with this acid soil loving group of plants, the Rhododendrons and Azaleas. These are gorgeous flowering shrubs - some evergreen and some that drop their leaves in Winter. Learn the best varieties that are “happy” growing here in our area and the planting techniques, fertilizers to use, and special “tricks” to do to enjoy these plants in your garden.
Saturday, April 22 at 10 am
Sprouts: Bird Feeder Workshop
Attention young nature lovers! Come and join us for a fun-filled workshop where we will make bird feeders and learn about our feathered friends. Our workshop will teach you how to make your very own bird feeder using simple and safe materials provided by Chalet. You can bring your masterpiece home and attract beautiful birds to your backyard. All ages welcome. $16.99 per child. Each child needs to register separately.
Sunday, April 23rd from 9:30 am
Earth Day Farm Truck: Farm Pollinator plants
Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 23rd at 9:30 am, as we have a special "Earth Day" Farm Truck event. Meet in the parking lot at our Wilmette store to save on locally-farm grown plants.
Sunday, April 23rd
Hands on Workshop: Earth Day Kids Activity Table
In honor of Earth Day, join us in the garden for a fun hands on activity that teaches kids an easy way to plant small seeds like lettuce and radishes. Registration required.
Sunday, April 23rd at 2:30pm
Practice Earth Day Every Day
Celebrate Earth Day everyday at Chalet. Gardening is one of the most impactful ways we can help the environment. It is a great way to reduce our carbon footprint, create habitats for wildlife, and promote biodiversity. Join us in the garden for a presentation to learn all about sustainability and earth friendly practices to help our planet.
Saturday, April 29 9:30 am
Arbor Day |Tree Demo Tour
Join us for a special Arbor Day tree tour in the garden on Sat 4/19 at 9:30am. Celebrate the importance of trees and the role they play in our ecosystem while touring around the garden with a Chalet horticulturist exploring the many varieties.
Saturday, April 29 at 3pm
Get a Good Start for your Landscape and Garden
Let us help you get a good start on your garden this season. We will chat about clean-up, when & why; what to fertilize and when; early blooms; when to apply repellents; roses and much more. Come with questions! Meet in the upstairs event space.