This page only lists our fall & Christmas classes.
To view our spring & summer classes click here.
at Solar Gardens.
For the holiday season, we offer our public and private classes specially created for Christmas! Get a jump on Christmas decorations, gifts and fun by making your own creations in one of our classes.
If you would like to dine either before or after your class we have 2 dining options, both of which can be easily booked online:
1A: MYOP (Make-Your-Own-Pizza) on a weekday: (Monday Through Friday). On the class registration form just add 'MYOP' in the note section. Then plan to arrive at the Firestick at least one to 1 1/2 hours before the class start time.
1B. MYOP (Make-Your-Own-Pizza) on a weekend (Saturday and Sunday). You must first register for the class, then make a separate Firestick reservation. In the note section of the reservation form add "MYOP". Please make the reservation at least 1 hour and 20 minutes before the class start time.
Private classes can be arranged for groups of 5 or more by emailing us and can be combined with either of our dining options as well.
Make any class a Christmas party event for any group. Events include a make your own pizza party (for larger groups over 25 guests a buffet can be an option), assembling a Christmas themed succulent centerpiece, arrangement, wreath or terrarium, and a visit to the Tasting Studio. Email us for more details!
Can't think of a gift for that person who has everything? Spoil them with an early Christmas gift by registering them in one of our Christmas classes. While you're at it, why not register yourself to join them? After all, Christmas is for giving AND receiving!
If you would like to see all the class dates at-a-glance, check out our perpetual calendar.
Yule (You'll) Log Class
In this class, get a jump on your Christmas decorations. You will choose from a wide variety of succulents (and Christmas bobbles and whatnots) to plant your Christmas table centrepiece. You can add some ornaments to make your log more seasonal if you wish.
All plants, instruction, beautiful concrete log, Christmas bobbles and soil are included in this very festive and fun class.
Price: $54.50 (plus tax)
Putting them to Bed...all the secrets for overwintering succulents in your home
This packed-with-info class will discuss everything we know about overwintering succulents. Topics will cover: plant maintenance, pesky bugs, grow lights (do you really need them?), temperature requirements, watering (that age-old succulent conundrum), repotting, haircutting and kickstarting succulents in the spring. Then we'll end with a robust Q & A. This class will include a demonstration of what Solar Gardens does here to overwinter our private succulent collection and how to best adapt that to your own home.
We are only offering 2 sessions of this class, and class registration includes a gift bag (value $25) with everything you'll need to give your succulents good winter care and a headstart in the spring. Needless to say this is an amazing deal.
Price: $49.50 (plus tax)View Dates & Register Email Us
Air Plant Wreath Classes
Easy maintenance air plants are the theme of this fun class. You will assemble a 12 inch wreath, learning how to wrap it using Spanish moss with likeable lichen, and mounting your tillandsia (chosen from our gorgeous selection of air plants). Then giving it a festive touch with seasonal ornaments of your choosing. This is the gift that keeps on giving. When Christmas is all said and done, remove the ornaments and you have your air plant wreath to enjoy the entire year and beyond.
Price: $64.50 (plus tax)View Dates & Register Email Us
Our terrarium classes are offered in the fall of every year - November to Christmas. We offer public classes and can arrange a private class for groups of 5 or more.
Price: $49.50 (plus tax) per person
The price includes class instruction, the succulents you choose, the terrarium and any other creative materials you select to "Christmas up" (if you wish) your creative wonder.
You can arrange a private class by emailing us. The cost is the same per person as our public class.View Dates & Register Email Us
Artisan Bread Baking Classes
Learn to bake unique, flavourful handcrafted loaves of artisan bread and the basics of baking in a wood-fired oven. No worries - we'll teach you how to bake in a conventional oven as well so that you can bake loaves of bread at home. We'll eat the teacher's demonstration loaves in the class (with our delish olive oils and balsamics from the Tasting Studio) and you'll take the fresh loaves that you have baked home with you (to highly impress all of your friends!).
In the baguette class, you'll learn our sought-after baguette recipe (and our secrets to make it work) that we make every Saturday and Sunday morning for the Firestick bread trays and sandwiches.
Offered as a public or private class. Classes are 3 hours in length. Public classes are offered in October through December. Private classes for 5 or more people can be arranged from October to Christmas. The price per person is the same for a private class and the public class.
You can combine the public class with a MYOP at 6pm (before the class) if you'd like a dining option. If you're booking a private class we can arrange a MYOP before or after the class.
These classes are small (maximum 15 people) and hands-on right in the Firestick kitchen. Try to register early as these classes always sell out quickly.
In each class, you will learn 2 types of artisan bread (baguette & focaccia or fougasse & ciabatta) so if you take 2 classes you can learn all 4 types of artisan bread. This is the same baguette that we serve in the Firestick with our bread trays and sandwiches that we bake fresh every weekend. Here are the dates and the bread types for this 2017 Fall season:
Price: $65 (plus tax) per person
Price includes class instruction and hands-on preparation of 2 different types of artisan breads to take home.
Registration for these classes begins late September.View Dates & Register Email Us
Watch this Space for our Next New Class - We're Always up to Somethin'!
We're always dreaming of succulents and how to use them in new classes. We never know where (or when) our dreams are going to take us in succulent world so keep an eye on this space often to see what we've dreamt up next!
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