Our mission at Edwards Greenhouse and Flowershop is to provide children between the ages of 3 and 12 the opportunity to experience gardening through stories and hands-on activities. The children's gardening club (Edwards Earthworms) is dedicated to instilling a lifetime love of gardening and continuing education. Our objectives are as follows:
1. Provide a place to meet, learn and experience garden and floral activities.
2. Educate children about safe, eco-friendly and sustainable garden practices with guidance from Edwards Greenhouse staff.
3. Promote awareness of the importance individual actions make on a community.
Saturdays from 11a.m. to 12p.m. Check the calendar for dates! All children from ages 3 - 12 are invited to join us!
EVENINGS AT EDWARDS
Every third Tuesday, from June through September, enjoy a night of live music in our Legacy Gardens. Picnics are welcomed and encouraged, food trucks may be at some evenings. Don't forget lawn chairs or a blanket! Beer and wine available with a (cash only) donation. Family friendly and friendly dogs welcome on leash! 6-8pm
holiday open house
You don't want to miss out on this annual event. There's live music, refreshments, beer and wine, and a huge variety of one-of-a-kind holiday gifts available in the Garden Store and from an array of local vendors. Even Santa makes an appearance! First Sunday after Thanksgiving, 11am-4pm.
Our family friendly Autumn Festival is a day full of crafts and celebrations. Generally on the second to last Saturday in September, from 11am-3pm, the festival features an array of DIY demos (for a small fee), live music, children's activities, and food trucks. Also enjoy special sales on fall plant material and hard goods!
In late January, to help heal us of our winter blues, a temporary indoor park and Spring setting will 'pop-up' inside the greenhouse, Enjoy a family-friendly park-like setting, complete with green grass, blooming flowers, and the smells and sights of Spring! Bring a picnic and enjoy the warmth and healing powers of the greenhouses.
Edwards Greenhouse provides classes throughout the year, on various subjects and gardening experience levels. Classes are most often free to the public; if fees are applicable they are to cover the cost of supplies.
We provide revolving classes on seed starting, pruning, vegetable growing, and what’s new for the season. We also provide classes on fairy and/or miniature gardening, floral design topics, container gardening, and landscaping subjects. Classes are instructed by horticultural specialists & avid gardeners, such as Edward’s employees, the University of Idaho Master Gardeners program, local garden authors & columnists, landscapers, and folks around town with a passion for all things gardening.
We are always open to suggestions for classes!
Our greenhouse is a unique and great location for a photoshoot! The filtered sunlight inside the greenhouse creates stunning lighting for your photos, and our vast array of plant material year round makes a beautiful backdrop.
You are welcome to photograph during our regular business hours, just be respectful. Please try to stay clear of our customers and production crews.
We ask that you avoid photoshoots on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, as we often have classes, events, or it is high traffic at that time. If you’d like to shoot outside our business hours, please email Erin to arrange a time at least a week in advance. Also, if your photoshoot includes a large group (15 or more) or if models will be wearing revealing clothing (such as swimwear, etc.), please get in touch about scheduling an after hours photoshoot.
We also ask that you tag us in or credit us as a location in any social media or marketing you do. And be sure to use the hashtag #edwardsgreenhouse so we can see and share your photos!
Weddings, Parties, & After-Hour Events
Sorry, afraid not. It's true we've hosted some great weddings here. But we no longer offer this service. Upon occasion we will host evening events, fundraisers, and private classes. If you're looking for wedding flowers or other botanical décor for your event, we can certainly help you out with that! Visit The Flowershop's page for more info.