November 18 & 19 It's that time of year already! Our poinsettia greenhouse tours are one of Weidners most popular events of the year! Come get a behind the scenes look at how we grow our varieties of lovely poinsettias for the holidays. The tours this year will be held November 18 and 19, and are free of charge as always. No need to reserve a tour, just show up 10 to 15 minutes prior to the tour start time to get your spot. Saturday Tours: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm Sunday Tours: 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Over the past few years Weidner's has embraced the succulent trend and we have more to offer then ever before! In addition to weekend sales and specials, we'll have succulent experts Debra Lee Baldwin and Jeff Moore give free seminars about succulents and their care. You can also get advice any time from our knowledgable staff, or you can purchase one of our fabulous finished container gardens. Saturday, April 28 'Succulent Container Gardens' with Debra Lee Baldwin: 9:30 am Join 'Queen of Succulents' Debra Lee Baldwin at Weidner's Gardens for a fun and friendly spring succulent container garden workshop. Debra will share design secrets for effective succulent plant-pot pairings and show how to create a dazzling spring succulent display. Then she and Sabine Hildebrand, Weidner's on-staff succulent specialist, will help you select and fill the container of your choice (from Weidner's inventory) with colorful long lasting succulents. Debra will sign her books before and after. Do you already have them and would like them signed? Bring 'em! Enrollment is limited, so be sure to sign up ASAP. Reserve your spot (and one for a friend) by contacting Weidner's Gardens soon. See you there! P.S. Mother's Day is two weeks after the workshop, so the timing is perfect to create a colorful, floral-style succulent container for Mom. 'Soft Succulents' with Jeff Moore: 11:00 am Jeff will discuss the topic of his new book titled, 'Soft Succulents; Aeoniums, Echeverias, Crassulas, Sedums, Kalanchoes, and Related Plants.' Jeff will have his new books for sale and will be signing them as well. **Take a break with free hot dogs for lunch at 12:30!**
Saturday, May 21 Join us in a celebration of your garden's beneficial insects! A great event for kids, families and adults alike, we'll have beneficial insects for sale, as well as some of their favorite plants. Featured Activities Free mini cup of ladybugs for every kid to bring home! Many of our host plants for sale have lots of eggs and caterpillars already on them, so you can enjoy your butterfly garden right away! Butterfly Gardening Class with Mia McCarville at 10:00 am Everything you want to know about attracting and raising butterflies, we have the plants you need right here at Weidner's. Dr. Jim Bethke will have his collection of live and preserved insects for a neat show and tell. Carol Graham presenting 'The Bugs in Your Garden: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" Karina will have a fun arts and crafts table with lots of fun activities, like making painted ladybug rocks for the garden.
Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 am Join Mia McCarville as she teaches you how to create a backyard habitat for beneficial birds and insects. These lovely critters are a pleasure to watch, plus can help with everything from natural pest control to pollination. Class is free to attend and no reservations are required. Karina will have a fun craft table until 4:00 pm for the kids plus face painting from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm! Jim Bethky will show off his incredible collection of creepy crawlers and each kid gets a mini cup of ladybugs to take home.
Saturday, April 30th Spring is here and it’s time to celebrate! Come to the nursery and bask in the wonderful bright colors. For our open house, we will be holding free greenhouse and growing ground tours just like we do during the holiday season, only this time you'll get to see all of our beautiful color pots and baskets. Tours will be held at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm on Saturday.
Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18 Weidner's annual begonia festival is a weekend of fun and savings! Come see all of our beautiful begonia varieties, in addition to the rest of our great spring and summer color. Don't forget to collect your Begonia Bucks in the weeks before the festival!* Specials FREE fertilizer! Bring your own container to refill from our stock tank. One gallon per customer please (Offer valid Saturday, 6/17 and Sunday, 6/18 only) Specialty pricing on Dig-Your-Own Begonias; 3 for $10 (Regular price: $5.49 each) (Offer valid Friday 6/16 - Monday 6/19) Begonia Basket Sale: All baskets 2 for $30 (Regular price: $19.99 to $23.99) (Offer valid Friday 6/16 - Monday 6/19) Redeem your Begonia Bucks for up to 50% off your total purchase! (Begonia Bucks can be redeemed Friday 6/16 - Monday 6/19) *Each customer will receive $1 in Begonia Buck for every $10 spent at Weidner's Gardens from now until June 11. Begonia Bucks can be redeemed at Weidner's Gardens on purchases made June 16 - 19, for up to 50% of the total purchase price.
Saturday, October 24 If you've had questions about your fruit trees or want to get into growing them, our next event is for you! Come learn everything you need to know about growing fruit trees at our annual Fruit Tree Day this month. Not only will we have fruit tree experts available to answer your questions, but you can get a head start on ordering your fruit trees for next season! Fruit tree expert Tyler Trimbel will be at Weidner's at 10:00 am to give a talk on growing fruit trees in our Southern California climate. Tyler is a wealth of information and will give you all the best tips to ensure fruit tree success in your southern California garden. For Saturday, October 24 ONLY, all fruit trees in stock will be 30% off, and you'll also get 10% off any trees pre or special ordered that day. Click here to see the fruit tree varieties already on our order list, as well as information regarding special orders.