Current Events

  Where has the year gone?  Shady Hill is now open for the season.  The greenhouse is filled with thousands of beautiful, 20161120_103830-2home grown poinsettias that are well on their way to showing their gorgeous holiday colors.  You will also find those fragrant, fresh evergreens that mark this time of the year.  We have wreaths, roping and loose greens to dress your house up for these winter days.

  We are  hosting several Greens Pot Workshops again in 2017.  At these classes, you make your own pot of assorted evergreens to go in a pot or planter outside your own home.  We provide everything, including assorted evergreen boughs, a pot filled with soil and assorted branches, berries and decorations for you to choose from.  The cost for this workshop is $48 per pot.  These are the dates that we will be holding the workshops: Tuesday, November 21, Saturday, November 25, Thursday, November 30 and Saturday, December 2.  On each of those dates, the workshop will take place here at the greenhouse at 10 am.  We can also do a private workshop if you have a group of 8 or more.  Contact Joe at the greenhouse and we will get your group on the calendar.  To register for one of the workshops, e-mail Joe at or call the greenhouse at 630-365-5665.  Reservations are required.

  One new event for us this year is going to happen on Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18.  On those two days, we are 20151121_121521 (3)hosting a Vintage Holiday Market, here at the greenhouse.  Four very popular vintage collectors, Jen’s Fresh Vintage, Harvest Lane Vintage, Moxie and Vintage Flourishes, will set up shop nestled among the poinsettias at Shady Hill.  They all offer one of a kind, unique holiday decorations.  Also, Mother Wilma’s Marshmallow Factory will have her antique mini camper in the greenhouse where she will sell her absolutely delicious homemade marshmallows, s’mores and hot chocolate.  We hope to see many of you at this new event for us.  All of these vendors are active on Facebook and Instagram, if you want to get an idea of what you might find at this pop up market. 

  Then, we always hold our annual Poinsettia Glow on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  This year it will take place on Tuesday, November 28.  As the sun sets, we light hundreds of candles that flicker and glow among the poinsettias.  We invite our friends and customers to stop by between 4 and 6 pm to take in this beautiful and enjoy a snack or two.  It really is a beautiful way to kick off the holiday season.

    In the meantime, we are here at the greenhouse daily, if you have any questions or need any other information.  Feel free to give us a call.

  Thanks again,  Matt and Joe Heidgen, SHADY HILL GARDENS


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