Succulent classes (adults & kids), private parties/events, MYOPs & tables d'hôte (5-course dinners)

Wholesale suppliers of succulents, balsamics & olive oils to companies across Canada

Current 2019 Fall/Christmas Classes, Pricing & Registration

We offer a variety of classes at our Avalon shop and at our Pike Lake acreage throughout the year.

At both locations, we offer public classes (preset dates and times for which you can register individually or as a group) and we can also arrange private classes for groups of 5 or more.

Some classes (eg. bread baking) are only offered at our acreage, but most classes are available at both locations.

All classes (with the exception of bread baking) held at the acreage are combination classes where the class is combined with a MYOP (Make Your Own Pizza).

People wishing to have a MYOP with their public or private classes will therefore need to register for an acreage class.

People who do not want a MYOP with their class (public or private) will need to register for a class at our Avalon shop.

The price of the acreage public class add-on MYOP is a superfantastic deal — just $10 for kids (14 and under) and $15 for adults (taxes extra). This MYOP price includes making your own 10” pizza, a slice of dessert pizza and a non-alcoholic beverage. (Adults may purchase alcohol.)

Please note that this great pizza party price only applies to our public class registrants. (See private acreage classes for their pricing below.)

Anyone accompanying a public class registrant to an acreage public class who chooses not to take the class themselves may still enjoy a MYOP. Their MYOP price is $22 plus taxes.

If you've selected a class at the acreage and would like to enjoy a beverage during the class, come a bit early and head to the restaurant bar to order. Our sangria pitchers are very popular and can easily be shared among 4 people - or not! We are fully licensed. This option is not available at our Avalon shop.

It's SO easy to register for a *PUBLIC CLASS!

Our fall/Christmas PUBLIC classes run from October to Christmas. Watch this space for our spring/summer 2020 classes. We can arrange to do PRIVATE classes anytime of year (see below).

First choose a date and class location from the list below. Then click on this link (or the link below) to send us an email. In the subject line write "REGISTER FOR A PUBLIC CLASS" and in the email include your name, phone number and the number of people that will be joining you (if any), the class name, date and location (either acreage OR Avalon). We'll try to respond within 24 hours with your confirmation.

Sample pictures & descriptions of all of the class projects can be seen below by scrolling down.

No need to prepay for the class. You can just pay when you arrive.

*PRIVATE CLASSES can be arranged any day of the week (morning, afternoon or evening) for groups of 5 (up to 120). The private class fee is $5 more per person than the public class fee. If you have less that 5 people in your group, a private class can still be arranged as long as 5 projects are made or purchased. For example, if there are 4 in your group, one person could make 2 projects or one person could buy the demonstration project for a total of 5 purchases. We can arrange a private class through email as well. CLICK HERE and write 'ARRANGE A PRIVATE CLASS' in the subject line. We can also arrange the MYOP (Make-Your-Own-Pizza) along with your private class. Click here for regular MYOP pricing and info. The MYOP option is only available at the acreage.


CURRENT 2019 PUBLIC FALL CLASSES AT THE ACREAGE in combination with the MYOP (spring classes will be posted in March 2020):

  • It's The GREAT Succulent Pumpkin Class Charlie Brown for ALL ages ($35) + Pizza Party ( $10 for kids/$15 for adults -includes drink, pizza and slice of dessert pizza))- Saturday October 12 at 1 pm, Sunday October 13 at 12 noon,  Saturday October 19 at 11 am, Sunday October 20 at 12 noon, Saturday October 26 at 11 am, or Sunday October 27 at 12 noon.
  • Artisan Bread Baking ($65)- Saturday November 2 at 11 am (baguette & focaccia) or Sunday November 3 at 12 noon (ciabatta & fougasse).
  • Christmas Classes - TBA classes in November and December

CURRENT 2019 PUBLIC FALL CLASSES AT THE AVALON SHOP (spring classes will be posted in March 2020):.

  • It's The GREAT Succulent Pumpkin Class Charlie Brown (all at 6 pm) for ALL ages ($35)- Monday October 21 qnd 28, Tuesday October 1, 15, 22 and 29 at 6 pm, Wednesday October 2, 16, 23 and 29, Thursday October 3, 10, 17 and 30, Friday October 11.
  • Christmas Classes - TBA classes in November and December

Our charming Courtyard at Avalon filled with ever-changing succulents is open in the spring and summer

The Firestick Cafe

Closed permanently to the general public

Can be booked year-round for our tables d'hote (5-course dinners), private parties, weddings and special events.

All of our succulent CLASSES (and some bread baking too) are fun and educational

Be a maker - MAKE and TAKE Home Your Artistic Creation

We offer our classes at both locations - SolarGardens@Avalon and Solar Gardens - the acreage

Visit the Spicery at our Avalon location

Our "Take Me to the Church" Main DIning Hall is a great place for your staff party - Christmas + others

For a booking, use the CONTACT US form at the bottom of this page.

For even more fun combine your party with an appetizer/cocktail party, then take a class in the greenhouse, then back to the restaurant for dinner

We always have a fab selection of pre-potted succulent arrangements in a variety of sizes at Avalon's what we do

We do custom plantings too!


now you can make our most popular drink at home

pick up the mixes at our Avalon shop then just add wine (or club soda), ice and fruit

Our living walls are simply..."UP"standing

We offer living wall classes in the spring and summer

OR we can make them for you anytime of the year

All of our Tasting Studio products are now available at our Avalon location (no longer available at the acreage)

Go crazy sampling over 30 extra virgin oils and 80 balsamics

For a complete list of all the balsamics and extra virgin olive oils we carry hop on over to our Avalon shop website

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We supply wholesale succulents to greenhouses and shops across Canada

If you have a business and are interested in buying wholesale from our greenhouse just give us a shout. Send us an email via the CONTACT US form at the bottom of this page. We will then redirect you to our wholesale website and provide you with the password.

Gift Certificates that never expire

You can use your gift certificate for anything and everything Solar Gardens at both locations - succulents, classes, the city shop, booking a private party, the Firestick Cafe, the Tasting Studio and the Avalon Spicery

You can purchase in person at the acreage OR the city shop OR via email by using the CONTACT US form at the bottom of this page

Fresh Ideas

Roger and Chris are even now dreaming of ways to bring more of their passions to their customers: adding new classes for every season, a city shop and unique finds, as well as expanding their surprising garden oasis.

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Contact Us, Map & Hours

  • Corner of Windmill Road and Highway 60 Saskatoon, SK CANADA