OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK (MONDAYS THRU SATURDAYS 11 TO 6 & SUNDAYS 11 TO 5)
WE'LL BE ADDING MORE INFO AND PICS AS WE SETTLE IN
Enter the main mall doors on the west end and walk straight ahead until you see us (and our fancy indoor courtyard) on the left We share part of Safeway's east wall but you can't enter our place thru Safeway
MYOP Make-Your-Own-Pizza Party option available with private in-store classes
The Solar Gardens acreage & Firestick Cafe are now closed permanently to the public,but for ALL THINGS Solar Gardens please visit our city shops in the AVALON SHOPPING CENTRE & the LAWSON HEIGHTS MALL (Wholesale Clients welcome by appointment at the acreage)
We opened our second location in the Lawson Heights Mall August 30, 2021
Our second location is quite different than our Avalon shop.
Although some products will be similar, many will be different. In our Lawson Heights shop we will conduct our classes and MYOPs (Make-Your-Own-Pizza) for groups within a bubble in our private dining room. Classes can be booked either during or after regular mall hours.
Both shops are unique so we hope you can visit both. Curbside pick-up is not available our Lawson Heights location, but is available at the Avalon location.
We are open regular mall hours, but many of our classes and MYOPs are held both after mall hours (as well as within mall hours).
REGULAR MALL HOURS + open all stat holidays (stat holiday hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.):
Our location is just west of (and very near) the Food Court on the north side of the main aisle.
Our mailing address there is:
134 Primrose Drive
Saskatoon, SK S7K 5S6
6 cinny buns per pan - you'll eat them all real quick If we don't sell out on Saturday we freeze them Saturday night (since we don't use preservatives) so they may be available frozen throughout the week.
THE AVALON SPICERY (available in both the Avalon & Lawson Heights Mall shops)
Our spice blends and spices (and there's a bunch of them - over 200) are all grouped alphabetically within the 20 categories that are listed below.
WE LOVE TO BUNDLE...EVEN OUR SPICES!
WE LOVE LOYALTY CARDS - WE EVEN HAVE THEM FOR OUR MAPLE SYRUPS
FLAVOURED MAPLE SYRUPS
UNFLAVOURED MAPLE SYRUPS
We WHOLESALE to all sorts of businesses clear across Canada - greenhouses, flower shops, online ecommerce businesses, home improvement stores, contractors, gift shops and any retail shops that might want to place some lovely pots/plants/balsamics/spices by the checkout to increase sales.
We can have a look at your business and give you some good ideas to get you up and running.
We wholesale succulents, cacti, candy, our 90 or so balsamics/oils plus our 165 or so continually expanding fragrant spices and spice blends from the Avalon Spicery.
We send our wholesale customers current availability pics and prices regularly via our wholesale newsletters.
SHIPPING? Within SK, AB and MB we deliver ourselves. Our shipping fee is WAY cheaper than other companies. For other provinces we can ship via truck (by the pallet) or courier (for smaller orders).
To purchase wholesale you need to have a business. We'll need your PST or HST number.
It's really easy and painless to get started. To get started email us: email@example.com
LET'S SUCCULENTLY GROW TOGETHER!
Our succulent arrangements are always fresh, new and changing.The Avalon spice cabinet is full of incredible spice blends from all over the world.
Our balsamic, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and fruit vinegar cabinets are always full of a fantastic selection of goodness!
Where it all started...succulents, succulents...more SUCCULENTS!!!!
More succulent pots....ALWAYS!
POP IN OFTEN
If there's any left over from Saruday you can buy it frozen throughout the week FYI - if you don't gobble it up as soon as you get home, the next day it makes the best toast EVER
We've got a lot going on all the time....and sometimes, it all can be pretty confusing. To help out, here's some answers to questions that we are frequently asked:
COVID UPDATE: The Solar Gardens acreage is now closed to the public. This includes the restaurant (Firestick Cafe), weddings, public & private events, as well as the greenhouses. Our greenhouses are only open to our wholesale clients by appointment. We're leaving the following description as is, only because it is too depressing to remove it, AND perhaps someday, things will return to normal. However, on the bright side, both our city locations - Solar Gardens At Avalon and Solar Gardens the Lawson Heights Mall remain open.
1. What is the difference between Solar Gardens at the acreage and Solar Gardens at Avalon & the Lawson Heights Mall?
Solar Gardens is our acreage and the original location where we have our succulent greenhouses, a party event venue and a restaurant the can be booked by groups for special dinners and MYOPs (make-your-own-pizza parties). Also, at the acreage we offer succulent classes of all types (both private and public - see #2 below for the difference), mostly year-round. Other than that, our acreage is closed to the general public. We are only open to the public on a few special days in the spring and summer (that we announce on Facebook and in our newsletters) or by pre-arranged bookings for classes and parties. The greenhouses are stuffed full of beautiful succulents year-round that supply our city shops, as well as shops and greenhouses across Canada.
Solar Gardens at Avalon is our sweet little shop in the city in the Avalon Shopping Centre. Our second location in the cithy is in the Lawson Heights Mall. Our shops are full of succulents, as well as unusual and tasty things. By tasty things we mean a huge selection of balsamics and extra virgin olive oils, convenient (and unusual) spice blends, sangria mixes, our thin crust pizza shells made in both shops, Wednsdays thru Saturdays morning fresh-baked artisan breads and cinnamon buns. We also offer succulent classes here (both private and public). We carry a wide variety of unusual candies and interesting gift items. We always have a selection of succulent arrangements that are a perfect and longer-lasting alternative to cut flowers. Our Avalon location does not have a restaurant, so if you want to plan a class and have the MYOP, then we'll have to schedule your class at the acreage.
2. What is the difference between a public and a private class?
Almost all of our classes are offered as either public or private classes.
Public classes can be booked by either a single person or a group of people. The dates for these classes are preset and listed on our websites. Send us an email or use the Contact us form. Please note--register for public classes at our acreage if you wish to have a MYOP with your class, or register for a public class at Avalon if you do not wish to have MYOP with your class. (No pizza oven is available at Avalon.)
A private class is a possibility if you have 5 or more people who want to take the class at a time other than a public class. Private classes are available at Avalon for groups of 14 or less, and are also available at the acreage if MYOP is desired with the class. Private classes for groups of 15 or more must be held at the acreage. Again, arrangements can be made by emailing us using the CONTACT US form.
3. Somebody gave me a succulent bowl. How do I care for it?
We have great "succulent care instructions" on our website that will help you care for your succulents year-round. Click here to see them.
4. What kind of events do you hold at your acreage?
We can hold all types of private group events for you at our acreage including weddings, showers, stags and stagettes, anniversaries, reunions, retreats, corporate meetings, birthday parties, team building events and club gatherings to name a few. To arrange a private event, just email us using the CONTACT US form.
5. What is the maximum number of guests that you can accommodate for parties, events and weddings at Solar Gardens?
During the winter we are restricted to using the main dining room. In that room, we can accommodate a maximum of 40 sit-down guests.
During the spring, summer and early fall we have more in-door (glass conservatory, teaching studio) and outdoor seating areas (covered decks and non covered decks) where we can accommodate a maximum of 80 sit-down guests.
6. I would like to visit your acreage. Is that possible?
Our acreage is no longer open to the general public as we are focusing our energy and efforts on our city shop, Solar Gardens at Avalon. We are also busy growing and providing succulents and other products (like our balsamica, olive oils and spice blends) to our wholesale clients across Canada.
8. I'd like to carry your plants, spice blends and/or balsamics/olive oils in my shop. How to I set up a wholesale account?
Just email us to set up an account. We will need your PST number as we only wholesale to registered companies. If your province doesn't have a PST number, then we don't need it.
9. I loved seeing your dogs when I visited your acreage. Do your dogs ever visit Solar Gardens at Avalon?
Unfortunately our current puppies Petal and Bud don't like leaving the acreage. They do enjoy the van ride to the city, but they'd much rather stay in the van than hang out in the shop. Thanks for asking!