Succulent classes for adults & kids, private parties/events & MYOPs

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

Current January/February 2020 Classes, Pricing & Registration

We offer a variety of classes at our Avalon shop and at our acreage near Pike Lake 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.

Classes held at the acreage can be combined with the MYOP (Make Your Own Pizza). CLICK HERE for MYOP info and pricing.

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

Anyone accompanying a public class registrant to an acreage public class who chooses not to take the class themselves may still enjoy the MYOP, however auditing the class is not permitted.

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). Our winter classes are offered in January and February.

To register, 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, the number of people that will be joining you (if any), the class name, date, location (either acreage OR Avalon) and if you would like to do the MYOP before the class. If doing the MYOP, please plan to arrive at least 1 1/2 hours before the class start time. We'll try to respond within 24 hours with your confirmation.

Sample pictures & descriptions of all of the class projects can be seen in the section 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 2020 JANUARY/FEBRUARY CLASSES AT THE ACREAGE (spring classes will be posted in March 2020): For class pictures and more info go to the "Current January 2020 Classes Pictures and Info"section and be sure to click on the pictures).

  • The 2020 "Spruce Up Your Old and Tired Succulent Bowl" (aka the Power of the Sun) Class  ($65) - Saturday, January 11, 19, 26 and Sunday, February 23 and March 1 all at 1 pm.
  • Cactus Pot (aka Prickles and Stings) Class (39.50) - Sunday January 12 at 2 pm
  • Artisan Bread Baking 2020 (each class $65 - includes the MYOP lunch): Saturday January 18 (Ciabatta)n and 25 (Baguette).  Saturday,  February 15 (Focaccia), 22 (Ciabatta) and 29 (Baguette).  We will begin with the MYOP at 12 noon, followed by the class.
  • Valentine's Class (59.50 each) - Mom + daughter/son includes the MYOP (which is a fantastic deal!): Friday, February 14 at 6 pm
CURRENT 2020 JANUARY/FEBRUARY PUBLIC CLASSES AT THE AVALON SHOP (spring classes will be posted in March 2020):.

  • Cactus Pot (aka Prickles and Stings) Class (39.50) - Wednesday January 15 at 6 pm
  • Valentine's 10" Succulent Bowl Class (44.50 each) - Mom + daughter/son: Sunday, February 16 at 2 pm (candy included)!

SEND US AN EMAIL to register -

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.

To keep up with it all and for really, really current info and photos, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter


Consider our Succulent Arrangement Fundraising opportunities.

Are you looking for a fundraising opportunity for your club, charity, group or organization?

If so, talk with us about purchasing bulk succulent arrangements that your club can then resell at a profit.

Depending upon the size of the succulent arrangement purchased from us, you can anticipate 5 to 25 dollars (or more for larger arrangements) profit per arrangement sold.

We often arrange seasonal pots and so seasonal arrangements may be available for bulk purchase (eg. Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving...).

You will need to forward proof that you are a bona fide club, charity or organization.

The minimum number of succulent arrangements per bulk sale is 25.

Email us to learn more - or click here to fill out the CONTACT US form.

Contact Us, Map & Hours

  • Corner of Windmill Road and Highway 60 Saskatoon, SK CANADA
  • 306 280 2761 - ACREAGE - TEXT is BEST
  • 306 280 2792 - AVALON SHOP
  • ACREAGE HOURS: The acreage GREENHOUSES & FIRESTICK CAFE are closed permanently to the general public but remain open for pre-booked classes, parties and special days for the public to visit. We'll announce special days on our Facebook pages and in our newsletters. SOLAR GARDENS AT AVALON SHOP HOURS Located at 2605 Broadway Avenue in Bays 1, 2 & 3 in the Avalon Shopping Centre at the east end of the mall. Open year-round 6 days a week. OPEN Monday thru Saturday - 10 AM TO 6 PM HOLIDAY HOURS: Open Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve 10 to 6 Closed all stat holidays