Creative Valentine’s Day Ideas For You And Your Botany-Loving Boo

Thinking of unique and sentimental Valentine’s Day ideas for your loved one is easier said than done. This Valentine’s Day, skip the cliche box of chocolates, forget the reservations at the exorbitantly-priced restaurant, and try something different this year!  

No matter what your preferred love language may be (“acts of service,” anyone?), we can all agree that quality time together is a major priority for any relationship. This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of a shared experience, instead of material objects!  

5 Creative Valentines Day Gift Ideas To Enjoy Together

If you need some creative ideas for spending Valentine’s Day in Edmonton with your significant other (or your best “Pal-entine”), why not pre-order some tickets to one of our garden workshops? Seriously, is there anything cuter than getting your hands dirty, flicking soil at each other, and helping one another craft a personalized plant display to treasure for years to come? Yeah, we didn’t think so, either. 

These upcoming workshops are a great way to create some sugary sweet, everlasting Valentine’s Day memories with your beloved other half. Eat your heart out, Norah Ephron””it’s time to cue the montage music and serve up some rom-com realness. 

All our workshops require a $10 deposit, which is transferred toward your total product and supply purchases at the workshop. The approximate price range for supplies differs depending on which class you join, but we’ve listed our price estimates for each class on our garden workshop page.   

Create A Hygge Garden

In Danish culture, people have adopted a lifestyle idea that’s recently taken off across the pond over here in Canada. Hygge (pronounced HYU-guh) is a philosophy that embraces life’s simple pleasures, tiny wonders, and all things cozy. Think reading nooks, pillow nests for sipping coffee, and pretty little plants to transform your space into a place of total relaxation.

At our Hygge garden workshop, we’ll teach you how to make a miniature garden to hygge-fy your favourite hangout room, whether it’s your bedroom, office, den, or a random pile of pillows and blankets in the basement. Regardless of which room you choose, it’s going to become the designated Valentine’s Day snuggle zone, so choose wisely!

Try A Terrarium Workshop

Terrariums are the must-have houseplant item of the year, so if your partner is a serial Pinterest peruser, this workshop is a fantastic Valentine’s Day gift idea. You’ll each get to take home a gorgeous glass terrarium filled with your own custom arrangement of plants, moss, pebbles, and whatever else floats your boat. 

Since these glass containers naturally build up humidity and warmth inside, they make great growing mediums for tropical plants. Our hanging terrariums are particularly pretty when you suspend them in front of a sunny window. Get yourself and your boo signed up today for a cute afternoon together, plus some gorgeous personalized plant displays to take home with you. 

Make A Mini Zen Garden

Transcend the typical Valentine’s Day date ideas and embrace your inner guru! If your sweetheart is a diehard yoga bum, they’ll get a kick out of our Mini Zen Garden workshop. This class isn’t just about the finished project “” it’s about savouring the meditative process of creating and maintaining something beautiful. One-part bonsai care, one-part Japanese sand raking, a whole lot of meditative mindfulness, plus a little bit of feng shui design peppered in makes for a blissed-out experience this Valentine’s Day. Serenity now! 

Design Your Own Unique Succulent Arrangements

Succulents on their own would make for a pretty cute Valentine’s Day gift idea, but why not step it up and create a custom succulent arrangement? We actually have several different succulent workshops that would make excellent Valentine’s Day experiences, so choose one that you think might suit your partner’s preferred aesthetic. 

If they’re into antiques and don’t mind a little extra frill, you could sign up for our succulent birdcage workshop, in which you fill a gorgeous vintage-style wire birdcage with gorgeous succulent greenery. If a modern-minimalist design is a little more up your alley, our succulent wall planter and succulent window frame workshops will give you a chance to create a covetable wall hanging. If your partner is a bit of a hippie or is into upcycling, try our driftwood planter class for Valentine’s Day. Whichever one you choose, you’ll get to go home with a personalized arrangement that’s equal parts stunning and sentimental. 

Set Up A Herb Planter And Sprout Some Microgreens

If you and your love typically spend Valentine’s Day together in the kitchen, then this is the workshop for you. Join us for our session on Sprouting, Microgreens, and Herb Gardening, so you can learn the basics of growing your own edible greenery indoors and take your cooking game to the next level. Better yet, you’ll both get to leave with a tray full of fresh herbs and microgreens to snack on for months or years to come! Talk about a Valentine’s Day gift that keeps on giving!

Make this year’s Valentine’s Day one for the books with the gift of quality time spent doing something you love: collecting plants! Cut flowers only last a few weeks (if you’re lucky!), but these DIY arrangements will last years, and the memories will last a lifetime. AWWW! 

Hurry! Spots are filling up fast, so many sure you reserve your tickets soon. Call us at the greenhouse, or order tickets on Eventbrite to secure your spot today. Have a happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Salisbury!


Read through our Growing Guides for tips to enrich your garden! 

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