Floral extravaganza

You’re invited to the Galleria Garden Party, a free indoor flower show of trees, plants and blooms, including thousands of spring bulbs, exploding with color and fragrance in the Galleria’s public spaces.

It’s the second year the Galleria has partnered with Bachman’s to create the whimsical spring vignettes. Grab a map to see all the displays, and download details of the trees, shrubs and flowers at bachmans.com or by texting “Spring” to 313-131. The Galleria Garden Party opens March 24 and continues through April 7 during mall hours, in Edina.


Every home should have some houseplants. They make us happy and healthy and are easy to care for. At the House Plant Experience, Tangletown Gardens experts will share the latest trends in indoor plants and design, help you find the perfect plant for your light and room style, along with care tips. Bring pictures of your spaces. The free open house is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 30-31, 5353 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls. tangletowngardens.com.


How-to help for your landscape

Metro Blooms is offering three workshops to teach gardeners about environmentally sound landscaping. “Creating Resilient Yards,” “Healthy Soils” and “Turf Alternatives” are scheduled at various dates and locations throughout the Twin Cities through June 6. The workshops are free or $15 per household. Preregistration is required at metroblooms.org/workshops or call 651-699-2426.

Antiques market

A Gathering of Friends Antiques & Vintage Market is a collection of primitives, architectural pieces, pine and oak furniture, cottage decor, vintage wares, accessories, collectibles, pottery and more at Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 28-29, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 30 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30. Free. To find out which dealers will be at the market, go to agatheringoffriends.net.