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March 2019

Spring Open House 2019

March 30 - March 31
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Ready for warm weather, green fields, and beautiful flowers?  We are ready for Spring and we hope you are too! We hope you will join us this weekend for our Spring Open House to celebrate. We have your all-time favorite plants plus a few new ones for the 2019 season and a HUGE selection of new pottery. Bring a friend and share the joy!

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Getting Started with Organic Gardening

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Have you been wanting to start your own organic garden? Have you been trying organic gardening but are struggling? Our good friend Lori from Purple Cow is going to walk us through from seed starting all the way to making decisions on how to garden organically. Give us a call at (608)222-2269 to save a spot!

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April 2019

Spring Container Make & Take 2019

April 6 @ 10:00 am - April 7 @ 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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All Hands In!!  Using colorful spring blooms, come plant up a pot or hanging basket in our greenhouse and leave the mess behind!! How it works: You bring in your own empty container or purchase one from our vast collection on hand. Pick out the flowers you like for your container and America's Best Flowers provides you with our secret soil blend, slow release fertilizer, and guidance with planting if needed. You leave with a beautiful creation to take with you, and best of all, leave the mess behind!!  

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Growing Herbs in a Container Garden

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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$15

In this workshop, you’ll plant three of your choice herbs in a 12" oval planter and learn how to care for them year-round. FEE: $15 to plant one planter  - includes a 12" oval planter, 3 of your choice of herbs, soil,  and supplies. You may select a different planter from the retail store. Fee would then be $10- which includes 3 of your choice of herbs, soil,  and supplies.

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Spring Container Make & Take etc 2019

April 13 @ 10:00 am - April 14 @ 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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All Hands In!!  Come plant up a pot in our greenhouse and leave the mess behind!! How it works: You bring in your own empty container or purchase one from our vast collection on hand. Pick out the flowers you like for your container and America's Best Flowers provides you with our secret soil blend, slow release fertilizer, and guidance with planting if needed. You leave with a beautiful creation to take with you, and best of all, leave the mess behind!!

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Community Easter Egg Hunt- April 20, 2019

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Hop on Over! The Easter bunny will be hiding eggs all over our greenhouse soon!!! Our Annual Community Egg Hunt in our Cottage Grove location will be taking place INDOORS - rain or shine. There will be FREE candy for children 6 and under. Bring your cameras and phones and snap a picture with the Easter bunny.

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Arbor Day Celebration 2019

April 26 - April 28
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Receive a FREE Black Hills Spruce with purchase, while supplies last. Limit 1 per family.

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Earth Day Celebration 2019

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Free children’s activities to celebrate Earth Day! Bring the kids out to make seed balls, plant flower seeds and more. You can bring a white T-shirt from home to paint (or you can purchase a very reasonably priced one from us). The kids can have fun, make a mess (which we’ll clean up), and they’ll even learn a few things about nature. Parents must stay with their children during these activities.

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Annuals Container Garden Make & Take 2019

April 27 @ 10:00 am - April 28 @ 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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You create a beautiful container garden in our greenhouse featuring annuals (throw in a few spring blooms too!) and we’ll clean up the mess. Bring in your own EMPTY pots or buy some of ours. Gardening gloves are helpful for this hands-on workshop. FREE soil, slow release fertilizer and limited assistance with a minimum $10 plant purchase per container. Pre-registration is appreciated, 608-222-2269. All accessories for Make & Take events must be purchased from America’s Best Flowers. We reserve the option to charge extra for larger containers.

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May 2019

St. Vincent’s de Paul’s “Pick-a-Pack” Event 2019

May 3 - May 5
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Come out and donate a $1.99 pack of tomatoes or peppers for the St. Vincent’s de Paul Community Food Pantry gardens. For every 4-pack sold, America’s Best Flowers will donate $.50 towards the St. Vincent’s de Paul gardens.

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Annuals Container Garden Make & Take etc 2019

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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You create a beautiful container garden in our greenhouse and we’ll clean up the mess. FREE soil, slow release fertilizer and limited assistance with a minimum $10 plant purchase per container. Bring in your own EMPTY pots or buy some of ours. Gardening gloves are helpful for this hands-on workshop. Pre-registration is appreciated, 608-222-2269. All accessories for Make & Take events must be purchased from America’s Best Flowers. We reserve the option to charge extra for larger containers.

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Mother’s Day Gift Make & Take 2019

May 7 @ 5:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Create a beautiful flowering container or basket for each and every special mother in your life! You create a beautiful container garden in our greenhouse and we’ll clean up the mess. FREE soil, slow release fertilizer and limited assistance with a minimum $10 plant purchase per container. Bring in your own EMPTY pots or buy some of ours. Gardening gloves are helpful for this hands-on workshop. Pre-registration is appreciated, 608-222-2269. All accessories for Make & Take events must be purchased from America’s Best Flowers. We reserve the option to charge extra for potting soil for larger containers.

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Mother’s Day Gift Make & Take 2019

May 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Create a beautiful flowering container or basket for each and every special mother in your life! You create a beautiful container garden in our greenhouse and we’ll clean up the mess. FREE soil, slow release fertilizer and limited assistance with a minimum $10 plant purchase per container. Bring in your own EMPTY pots or buy some of ours. Gardening gloves are helpful for this hands-on workshop. Pre-registration is appreciated, 608-222-2269. All accessories for Make & Take events must be purchased from America’s Best Flowers. We reserve the option to charge extra for potting soil for larger containers.

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Mother’s Day 2019

May 12
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Bring Mom to walk through our 20 greenhouses with over 100,000 square feet of colorful flowers and thrilling plants. Enjoy the peaceful and relaxing view!

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Rabbit and Deer Prevention for Your Yard 2019

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Are you fed up with your gardens being munched by Bambi and Thumper? Learn about deer and rabbit resistant plants, as well as control options.

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Container Garden Make & Take

May 18 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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You create a beautiful container garden in our greenhouse and we’ll clean up the mess. FREE soil, slow release fertilizer and limited assistance with a minimum $10 plant purchase per container. Bring in your own EMPTY pots or buy some of ours. Gardening gloves are helpful for this hands-on workshop. Pre-registration is appreciated, 608-222-2269. All accessories for Make & Take events must be purchased from America’s Best Flowers. We reserve the option to charge extra for larger containers.

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Cooking with your Countertop Garden Herbs 2019

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Plant an indoor herb garden that you can use all year round! We’ll also show you how to harvest and dry your herbs and give some simple recipes for using them fresh.

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Ladies Night Out – Moonlight in the Garden Fundraiser for Gilda’s Club Madison

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Come enjoy complimentary refreshments, cheese, chocolates, and fudge samplings from local vendors. Enjoy LIVE music and shop our fully stocked, GORGEOUS garden center. Specialty vendors will be displaying unique wares. Enjoy the lovely evening with all the ladies who bring you joy all while helping raise money for Gilda’s Club Madison. This will be a private, ticketed fundraising event – The Garden Center will be closing to the public at 6pm that day.  More information on ticket sales will be posted in Mid-March. Interested in participating as a specialty vendor? Please contact Michele at 608-222-2269.

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June 2019

Kids Summer Gardening Series

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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This 3-week program helps children connect to the garden through weekend workshops. Kids, aged 7-10,  will have fun learning about plants, bugs, birds, and worms through creative projects they can take home with them. Kids can be enrolled in one week or all three – Complete all three and receive a Green Thumb certificate of completion and a special gift.

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Planting for the Pollinators

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Summer is a great time to create a pollinator garden in your neighborhood/yard and contribute to a healthy and sustainable future for generations of both pollinators and people! In this workshop, you will learn about the native plants that help our local pollinators thrive.

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Kids Summer Gardening Series

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Week 2 of a 3-week program to help children connect to the garden through weekend workshops. Kids, aged 7-10,  will have fun learning about plants, bugs, birds, and worms through creative projects they can take home with them. Kids can be enrolled in one week or all three – Complete all three and receive a Green Thumb certificate of completion and a special gift.

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Dad’s Hobby Miniature Hobby Garden Make & Take

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Give Dad something truly special and one of a kind this year for Father’s Day! Join us to make Dad a miniature replica of the activity that he most enjoys - Use your imagination to create a captivating scene! Choose from a variety of different activities including golf, off-roading, fishing, sports and more! Bring in your own scene base or buy one from the many we have in our miniature garden section. Free potting mix & design help with minimum $10 purchase, see store for details. Pre-registrations welcome at 608-222-2269.

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Summer Perennials for the Sun and Shade

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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You don’t have to have an all foliage garden just because your space is shaded. Sunny spots can host a wide and varied array of plants. In this workshop, you will learn that with the right mix of perennials, you can enjoy seasonal color from summer to fall frost

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Kids Summer Gardening Series

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Week 3 of a 3-week program to help children connect to the garden through weekend workshops. Kids, aged 7-10,  will have fun learning about plants, bugs, birds, and worms through creative projects they can take home with them. Kids can be enrolled in one week or all three – Complete all three and receive a Green Thumb certificate of completion and a special gift.

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Attract Butterflies with these Perennials

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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It’s easy to see that butterflies are more than just a pretty face. When you plant butterfly attracting plants, you beautify your immediate environment and benefit the environment.

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Father’s Day 2019 – Free Schoeps ice cream for Dad and the family!

June 16
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Free Schoeps ice cream for Dad and the family!

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Succulent Garden Workshop

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Immerse yourself in the world of succulents using a variety of mini cacti and succulents. We provide an overview of these fun little plants, including their growth habits and care and then help you create your own succulent container garden.

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July 2019

Morning Yoga in the Greenhouse

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Join us for Bring Your Own Mat all-levels yoga classes led by local teachers in one of our beautiful greenhouses!

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Morning Yoga in the Greenhouse

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Join us for Bring Your Own Mat all-levels yoga classes led by local teachers in one of our beautiful greenhouses!

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Morning Yoga in the Greenhouse

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Join us for Bring Your Own Mat all-levels yoga classes led by local teachers in one of our beautiful greenhouses!

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August 2019

All Ages Scavenger Hunt

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Join us for a scavenger hunt around the garden center! Kids & Adults alike will have the opportunity to learn about the plants we grow and the animals they attract while earning prizes.

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Date Night – Last Dance in the Garden Fundraiser Event

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Join us for refreshments, food trucks, live music, and the perfect environment for a relaxing date night. Specialty vendors will be displaying unique wares. Exciting baskets and prizes will be raffled off for our charity. (This will be a private, ticketed fundraising event – The Garden Center will be closing to the public at 6pm that day) More information will be available Mid-May.  

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Make your own Woodland Kokedama

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Join us for one of the hottest trends in indoor gardening- an ancient Japanese form of bonsai called Kokedama (ko-ka-DAH-ma). What is a Kokedama? Basically, a moss plant ball grown in a special soil that is covered in special moss and tied with string

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September 2019

Pick your Own! Mum Field Extravaganza! Adults only

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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This is a day you don’t want to miss! First come, first served! You will get a chance to choose which mum to take home with you and have an opportunity to get your picture taken in our mum field! Unfortunately  - Due to insurance and rule requirement - Adults ONLY allowed in the Mum Field. Thank you for understanding.

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Fall Wreath Workshop -All Materials Included!

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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$35

During this workshop, you will create a one of a kind fall wreath that will match your decor. One custom-made bow and accent pieces to add character and whimsy to make your wreath your own. We will provide you with all the materials you will need to create a masterpiece to hang on your door or mantle.   Limited spaces are available. First come first serve. It's $35 for the workshop and that includes all materials! Reserve your spot by calling 608-222-2269 or send us a message on our Facebook page.

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Art in the Garden & Fall Festival 2019

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Stroll among the flowers and foliage as you enjoy a variety of items created by local artists. This is always a great event to get started on your holiday shopping for that one of a kind piece for those hard to buy person on your Christmas list. We look forward to seeing you here!!! If you are an artist/vendor and would like to have a booth in Art in the Garden please click below for more information.

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Winterize Your Garden 2019

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Tips on pruning, cleaning/storing pottery, fountains & bird baths and cleaning your garden (or not!).

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October 2019

Succulent Pumpkin Planter Workshop

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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This unique & festive workshop will provide you with all the materials you need to create your own succulent pumpkin! This project can serve as an adorable centerpiece on your table or a nice addition to your porch. You will also learn how to remove the succulents from your pumpkin, once fall has passed, and continue growing them as a succulent garden!

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Build Your Own Scarecrow- 2019

October 12 @ 10:00 am - October 13 @ 4:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Bring family and friends to build one-of-a-kind scarecrows! You get to do most of the building, and a staff member will be available to assist you through the building process. A scarecrow kit includes felt and burlap for the face, a wooden frame for the body, and plenty of straw for stuffing. Clothes and accessories can be brought in or purchased on-site at garage sale prices. Fun for all ages!

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Build Your Own Scarecrow – 2019

October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Bring family and friends to build one-of-a-kind scarecrows! You get to do most of the building, and a staff member will be available to assist you through the building process. A scarecrow kit includes felt and burlap for the face, a wooden frame for the body, and plenty of straw for stuffing. Clothes and accessories can be brought in or purchased on-site at garage sale prices. Fun for all ages!

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November 2019

Deer Hunter Widows Weekend Kick-Off 2019 – Holiday Porch Pot Make & Take

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Traditional Deer Hunting Season begins this weekend- and we have a great way for all the"hunting widows" to create new stories and memories with their favorite pals. Join us for refreshments and light snacks and a craft workshop to boot! Create your festive holiday porch pot using fragrant mixed winter greenery and from there add touches of pinecones, holiday picks, permanent botanical pieces, and other decorative elements. We have a wide variety of options for you to choose from. We have elements for every style from fun, rustic chic, traditional and even modern. YOU make it your own! This has been…

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Holiday Porch Pot Make & Take 2019

November 23 @ 10:00 am - November 24 @ 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Create your festive holiday porch pot using fragrant mixed winter greenery and from there add touches of pinecones, holiday picks, permanent botanical pieces, and other decorative elements. We have a wide variety of options for you to choose from. We have elements for every style from fun, rustic chic, traditional and even modern. YOU make it your own! This has been a time-honored tradition for families and friends. So we invite you to bring yours and join us for this fun event! Our designers will be on hand if you need any advice or guidance. Leave the mess with us and…

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Holiday Porch Pot Make & Take 2019

November 30 @ 10:00 am - December 1 @ 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Create your festive holiday porch pot using fragrant mixed winter greenery and from there add touches of pinecones, holiday picks, permanent botanical pieces, and other decorative elements. We have a wide variety of options for you to choose from. We have elements for every style from fun, rustic chic, traditional and even modern. YOU make it your own! This has been a time-honored tradition for families and friends. So we invite you to bring yours and join us for this fun event! Our designers will be on hand if you need any advice or guidance. Leave the mess with us and…

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December 2019

Christmas Open House 2019

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Holiday Porch Pot Make & Take 2019

December 7 @ 10:00 am - December 8 @ 3:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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Create your festive holiday porch pot using fragrant mixed winter greenery and from there add touches of pinecones, holiday picks, permanent botanical pieces, and other decorative elements. We have a wide variety of options for you to choose from. We have elements for every style from fun, rustic chic, traditional and even modern. YOU make it your own! This has been a time-honored tradition for families and friends. So we invite you to bring yours and join us for this fun event! Our designers will be on hand if you need any advice or guidance. Leave the mess with us and…

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Create a Living Pine Cone Air Plant Ornament

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
America’s Best Flowers, 4311 Vilas Hope Rd.
Cottage Grove, WI 53527 United States
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We love huge pine cones & air plants! So, why not combine them to make a unique living ornament!  

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What Our Customers Say About Us

  • Another pleasant and profitable day at America’s Best Flowers flea market yesterday. The staff, the vendors and the customers are all just as the name implies the best.

    - Bobbie J.
  • Bring your own pots to this place and set up in a potting work station. You can use their soil and expert advice to make your purchase selections… Fun to do with kids.

    - Melle.
  • Awesome place, always friendly and helpful. Beautiful choices for plants!

    - Catherine C.
  • Everything was beautiful today, enjoyed my time there shopping!

    - Deb V.M.
  • Kudos to the crew at ABF for green houses filled with beautiful flowers & creative gardening elements.

    - Deb M.
  • Love this place and the great flowers and wonderful staff… They helped me pick the plants and they built the basket for me right on the spot. The rest of my plants look great too.

    - Julie A.