Lil Sprouts Kid's Club

Lil’ Sprouts Kid’s Club 2020 Class Guidelines
Swan River Gardens is proud to present the 12th year of Lil’ Sprouts Kid’s Club. Classes are designed for kids who are interested in gardening or want to learn more about the beauty and art a garden can provide.

  • Classes are designed for kid’s ages 4-12 years old.
  • Class fee is $12; this is to cover our class materials. The class fee is non-refundable.
  • There is a limit of 20 kids per class. Be sure to sign up early!
  • Classes are about 1 hour long; parents are encouraged to help their Lil' Sprout.
  • 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!!


Lil’ Sprouts Kid’s Club 2020 Class Schedule

April 25th 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday) - Recycled Bug Planters
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without”! Using creativity and imagination our Lil’ Sprouts will be transforming recycled plastic bottles into “bugified” planters. Think about your favorite garden friendly insect to recreate and have on display all summer long! Now, let’s get to gluing, painting and planting so we can hang our growing bugs up at home and watch them grow!

May 16th 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday) - Lego Garden Creations
Gardening meets engineering when Legos are involved. Today, the Sprouts will be constructing a Lego garden? Landscape? Castle? Spaceship? Whatever the structure, the Lil’ Sprouts will be planting into the finished product to create their own individual creation!  “Everything is awesome” when Legos and plants connect!

June 20th 10:00-11:00 am (Saturday)- Illuminating Leaf Lanterns
Bring the great outdoors in…. without all the mess of course! We will start the morning off with a walk outdoors through the nursery. The Lil’ Sprouts will go on an adventure to collect their favorite leaves, needles, and seed pods to use for their project. We will return to the greenhouse to create “leaf lamps” using up-cycled plastic containers, glue, tissue paper, tea lights and the collected treasures of leaves, needles and seed pods.  It is sure to “brightening” everyone’s day!

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

Swan River Gardens is offering two specialized planting nights to help you get your porch party started.

1st Planting Night Wednesday May 6th 6-7pm Cool Season Planting Night
For those of you itching to get your hands dirty and ready to add color and life to your porch, this DIY planting night is for you. Our experts will guide you through basic planting and care techniques to stand up to Jack Frost. No need to wait until Memorial Weekend to get the party started on your porch!

2nd Planting Night Wednesday June 10th 6-7pm Warm Season Planting Night There are no limitations on plant choices for this DIY planting night. For those wanting to learn how to create a mosquito repellent container, deer resistant container, full sun or deep shade container then this night is for you! Our experts will guide you through basic planting and care techniques to achieve your goal.

What to bring?

  • Empty containers and a willingness to get dirty!
  • Plan ½ hour per container.
  • Unfortunately, guidance on mossing pots will not be provided this year.

We will provide:

  • Guidance from our Swan River Gardens Experts.
  • A specialized work area to create your fabulous containers.
  • Glacier Gold Professional Growers Blend potting soil
  • Osmocote Fertilizer to feed the hungry beast!

Sign Up Today to Reserve your Spot!

  • Registration is Required.
  • Space is limited.
  • $15 Non-Refundable Planting Night fee due at the time of sign up.
  • Final cost will depend on the amount of plants used!

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.