Events


Lil Sprouts Kid's Club

Lil’ Sprouts Kid’s Club 2018 Class Guidelines
Swan River Gardens is proud to present the 10th year of Lil’ Sprouts Kid’s Club. We are excited to offer classes for kids who are interested in gardening or want to learn more about the beauty and art a garden can provide. We are pleased to offer a schedule that touches on many aspects of a garden. Without further ado, we present the basic guidelines for Lil’ Sprouts Kid’s Club and our class listing for 2018.

  • Classes are designed for kid’s ages 4-12 years old.
  • Class fee is $10; this is to cover our class materials. The class fee is non-refundable.
  • There are a limited number of seats for each class so it is on a first come first serve basis. Be sure to sign up early!
  • You may sign up for multiple classes.
  • Classes are about 1 hour long.
  • Parents are welcome to help their Lil’ Sprout but it’s not necessary!
  • Our classes are taught by experts in gardening from Swan River Gardens.
  • Since classes are held both inside and outside, the kids need to be dressed appropriately for the weather. Our Sprouts get dirty sometimes too so leave the good clothes at home!!

All of us at Swan River Gardens can’t wait to share our knowledge and enthusiasm for the garden with our Lil’ Sprouts Kid’s Club members. We are sure to have a lot of fun! Remember “Swan River Gardens: Where good things grow”!!

Lil’ Sprouts Kid’s Club 2018 Class Schedule

April 21st 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday) – Mr. or Mrs. Grass Head
Instructor: Swan River Gardens Experts!
We’ve all heard of or even played with a Mr. Potato Head….Right? Well, you’re in for a treat because this Lil’ Sprouts class is the Garden Version of Mr. Potato Head. Yep, that’s right, a Mr. Grass Head! With the use of Mama’s Old Pantyhose, a bit of Grass Seed and a dollop of dirt, Mr. Grass Head will be born! With the creations of silly faces, this class will be full of Laughs and Giggles!

May 19th 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday) – Mini Farmer’s Garden
Instructor: Swan River Gardens Experts!

Did you know Old MacDonald had a Mini Farmer’s Garden before he became a rancher? It’s true, the Mini Farmer’s Garden gave him the foundation to grow and become famous for his Barn Yard Success! Now the Lil Sprouts have an opportunity to follow in his path by building their own Mini Farmer’s Garden. The Lil’ Sprouts will be able to grow and eat their own farm fresh veggie harvest right out of their very own Mini Farmer’s Garden. So, throw on your overalls, get your muck boots ready and don your straw hat because we are about to E-I-E-I-O all the way home….to the mini farm that is!!!

June 12th 10:00-11:00 am (Tuesday) – Leaf Pigment of my Imagination
Instructor: Swan River Gardens Experts!
In this Lil’ Sprout class, we are going to the “Printing Room” to explore the world of Gelatin Leaf Printing. Now, we are not talking about the J-E-L-L-O kind of Gelatin or even using computers to do our printing. Nope! In this Lil’ Sprout class, we will be traveling back to the good ole days when printing was done by hand. With the use of clear Gelatin, we will create Printing Pads for the Lil’ Sprouts to make their very own Leafy Printmaking Art. This will “Positively” be a super awesome adventure!

Sign Up today Online.


Open House Weekend

Ready, Set, Grow!
Our Annual Spring Open House is the first weekend in May. This is the time when we are bursting at the seams with the finest plants the Flathead Valley has to offer. Our season’s early crop of perennials, herbs, vegetables and pansies has never looked better. The outside nursery yard is full of a variety of Trees and Shrubs ready for any landscape project. And our Bulk Yard is fully stocked with soils, compost and mulches. Enjoy yummy refreshments and specials galore. Come put some spring in your step and explore all that Swan River Gardens has to offer!


Planting Night Wednesday May 23 from 5-7pm

That's right, you can have a Swan River Gardens Custom Container for a Do It Yourself Price!

What to bring?

  • Empty containers and a willingness to get dirty!
  • Plan ½ hour per container.

We will provide:

  • Guidance from our Swan River Gardens Experts.
  • A specialized work area to create your fabulous containers.
  • All the Glacier Gold Professional Growers Blend potting soil needed to fill your containers.
  • And, a top dress of Osmocote Fertilizer to feed the hungry beast!

Sign Up Today to Reserve your Spot!

  • Registration is Required.
  • Space is limited.
  • A Non-Refundable Deposit of $10 due at the time of sign up.
  • Your $10 deposit fee will be applied to your plant purchase on the night of the event only.
  • Final cost will depend on the amount of plants used!



Make & Take

Sign up for one of our 2018 'Make & Take' 11am-3pm
May 29th - May 31st & June 5th - June 7th & June 12th -14th

Create your perfect container with the help from a Swan River Garden's Personal Designer. In this one-on-one planting session, we will help you build a fabulous combination of your favorite colors, tailored to your growing conditions, and highlighting your unique style.

Your One on One Planting Session Includes

  • The guidance of your very own Personal Swan River Garden Expert.
  • A specialized work area to create your fabulous containers
  • All the Glacier Gold Professional Growers Blend potting soil needed to fill your containers
  • And, a top dress of Osmocote Fertilizer to feed the hungry beasts!

On average 4 containers pots can be planted within an hour. Cost $25 per person Due @ time of sign up (non-refundable)

Time slots are limited.....sign up today.



Swan Bucks

Rewards For Shopping At Swan River Gardens

Whenever you visit Swan River Gardens don’t leave without your Swan Bucks! Swan Bucks are the official currency of smart Swan River Gardens shoppers and backed by your hometown garden center! For every $10 you spend you will receive a Swan Buck redeemable during special Swan Buck Seasons.

When Swan Buck Seasons are announced you will be able to spend Swan Bucks as dollar for dollar matches for annuals, hanging baskets, perennials, shrubs and trees. If you want a $20 plant you can use $10 in Swan Bucks and pay only $10 out of pocket! What a deal!!!!

Swan Bucks never expire and can be saved year to year.

The Swan Buck Season for annuals runs July 1st to July 15th . The Swan Buck Season for perennials runs August 1st to August 15th and the Swan Buck Season for shrubs and trees runs September 1st to September 15th. Be sure to watch highway sign and social media for announcements of Swan Buck Seasons.