Spring Basket Planting Party

Spring Basket Planting Party

March 26th, 27th, & 28th, 2021

By March of any given year, Thomsens clientele and Minnesotans in general have endured 5 months of harsh cold, snow and life without the beauty and serenity of lush gardens and extravagant floral color. In 2009, Thomsens introduced the perfect remedy to these seasonal doldrums – the Spring Basket Planting Party!

Our Spring Basket Planting Party is the perfect escape, in the lush oasis of our greenhouse! The party begins with the opportunity to learn about mix container design from the experts, and continues as you marvel over the tremendous choice of annual plants available to use in your own custom creation. Bidding farewell to dirty hands and your labor of love, we take over the growing and care until Mother Nature has lifted her wintry burden from Central Minnesota. Sip a glass of wine and savor some food, all which are included in this experience. This year the event will be modified to ensure your safety and the safety of our team members. We intend to return to the full event in 2022. Cost is $54 (plus tax). One person per ticket – no guests please.

Thomsen’s Spring Basket Planting Party features a 14-inch container, which can serve as either a hanging basket or patio container. Basket templates, expert instruction, and hands-on assistance will assure you have an enjoyable and successful design experience. You can choose to design and plant one or more containers, depending on your specific needs.

To ensure the most fulfilling experience, reservations are required. Our 2021 party has three days for you to choose from: Friday, March 26th from 2-6pm, Saturday, March 27th from 9:30am-3pm, and Sunday, March 28th from 9:30am-3pm. Word of mouth is spreading quickly, so purchase your ticket online to guarantee your place.

Baskets will be available for pickup in the second half of May. We encourage you to come out to visit your young creation as it develops into a beautiful blossoming masterpiece. Before you arrive to the party, consider a few aspects of container design: Will the container be in a sun or shade exposure? How much maintenance throughout the season will you give your container? Do you have a particular color scheme to follow?

Click on the following link to reserve a time:


If you are unable to make it to the event or do not feel comfortable attending in person, you can order a basket to be planted by Thomsens! Just pick out plants from our “2021 Spring Basket Plant List” and click on the “Plant My Spring Basket for Me” link to order.