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Past Events

If you’re looking for a Strange’s event that has already taken place, you’ve come to the right spot. Our past events are listed below.

Thanksgiving 2020

Date: November 26, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Both Retail Locations

Strange’s Retail locations will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020 for Thanksgiving. 

Please be safe and enjoy your Turkey Day!

 

We will be open normal hours on Friday, November 27, 2020.

West Broad: 8am – 6pm

Mechanicsville Turnpike: 9am-5pm

Labor Day 2020 Retail Hours

Date: September 8, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Both Retail Locations

Strange’s at 3313 Mechanicsville Turnpike will be closed on Labor Day, Monday September 8th, 2020.

Strange’s at 12111 West Broad Street will be open abbreviated hours 9am to 6pm on Labor Day, Monday September 8th, 2020.

Please enjoy your weekend and drive safe!

Special Weather Statement – Delivery

Date: August 15, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Retail Floral Delivery

Due to localized flooding throughout the metro Richmond area Friday night into Saturday, We have stopped taking deliveries for Saturday, August 15th 2020 as of 8 Am.

This will give us ample time to adjust the deliveries we have should we not have direct access to certain neighborhoods/streets and must find alternate routes.

Your patience is greatly appreciated.

4th of July Weekend

Date: July 5, 2020
Time: All weekend
Location: Both Strange's Retail Locations

Both Strange’s retail locations will be closed on July 4th and 5th (Saturday and Sunday) in celebration of our Nation’s Birth.

 

Enjoy your weekend and gardens and we’ll see you next week!

COVID-19 Updates

Date: March 31, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Both Retail locations

June 16th – Current

Curbside and Retail Store updates:

Strange’s Retail Facilities will be open to customers on a limited basis.  Each location has a distinct capacity:

Strange’s @ Mechanicsville Turnpike will have no more than 10 customers in the store at a time.

Summer 2020 In Store Hours:  Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm Sunday: Closed

Strange’s @ West Broad St.  will have a variable amount of customers in the store based upon time of day and re-stocking operations.  We estimate store capacity at 150 customers.  This is subject to change.

Summer 2020 In Store Hours:  Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm.   Sunday: 10am – 5pm

 

Curbside Pickup Updates:

Due to seasonal inventory change, the curbside pickup wish list is no longer active.  Curbside pickup requests are on a case by case basis.  Please call and a team member will assist you.

Retail Floral Delivery is still available!

Our Floral Delivery staff can deliver to residences.  Funeral Homes and Hospitals are a case by case basis.

Delivery to retirement and assisted living communities is now available.  Final delivery to your loved ones will be handled by the community itself or at their guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prior Updates

April 6th – Apr 27th

Curbside and Retail Store updates:

Strange’s Retail Facilities will be open to customers on a limited basis.  Each location has a distinct capacity:

Strange’s @ Mechanicsville Turnpike will have no more than 10 customers in the store at a time.

Temporary In Store Hours:  Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday: Closed
Curbside Pick Up Hours:  Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm Sunday: Closed

 

Strange’s @ West Broad St.  will have a variable amount of customers in the store based upon time of day and re-stocking operations.  We estimate store capacity at 30 customers.  This is subject to change.

Temporary In Store Hours:  Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm  Saturday 8am-5pm Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Curbside Pick Up Hours:  Monday – Friday 8am-10am* –

We have separated the hours for pickup in order to afford adequate spacing in the parking lot for customers seeking enhanced social distancing.  We will do our best to accommodate pickups outside of these hours, but extra spacing may be limited.

 

Curbside Pickup Updates:

 

In order to process wish lists currently in the queue, the wish list form is paused as of 11:00 am April 21st.

When the queue of wish lists has been cleared, we will re-open the form.

Thank you so much for your patience during this time of learning.

 

 

A team member will call/email you if there is a question about your wish list and/or when your items are ready for pickup.

Depending on product availability and order complexity, time between Wish List placement and fulfillment may be 2 to 4 days.

 

Retail Floral Delivery is still available!

Our Floral Delivery staff can deliver to residences.  Funeral Homes and Hospitals are a case by case basis.  Strange’s is NOT delivering to retirement communities or assisted living facilities.

March 21st

In order to protect our staff and visitors, Both Strange’s Retail locations will be open only for curbside pickup OR delivery of Garden Center and Floral Product.  Existing Floral orders will be unaffected.

Thank you for your patience while we learn this new process together.  We will be open for cash & carry and casual shopping as soon as possible!

Please call ahead and a team member will search our inventory, pick, pull and make ready your blooming plants, vegetables, soils or any other item from our store, for curbside delivery to your vehicle.

Delivery orders will processed as normal.

West Broad St: 804-360-2800

Mechanicsville Turnpike:  804-321-2200

March 18th

Strange’s retail facilities are still open.  We are still delivering to recipients able to accept deliveries.

We are taking protective measures throughout our facilities including, but not limited to:

High touch surfaces are being disinfected frequently (counters, door handles, cooler doors etc)

Areas that can not be cleaned easily and efficiently are closed (in example: manual touch doors)

Team member areas have been segmented to reduce exposure risks (please use designated restrooms!)

We are practicing social distancing (please excuse team members that stand more than 2 arms lengths away from you!)

We are practicing safe touch procedures (please excuse team members with hands in pockets, this keeps us from touching things we shouldn’t!)

We are asking customers to leave containers and garden supplies home for the time being.  We will gladly repot things for you AFTER this issue has passed

Hand washing and cleanliness supplies  have been situated throughout the facilities

We are setting up and practicing our curbside pickup for Garden Center/Greenhouse product.  (please be patient as this is a new skill for us)

We are running ventilation systems where possible (please excuse the fan noise in the greenhouse)

We have postponed scheduled classes regardless of class size.

March 12th

Strange’s will be suspending delivery of floral product to Retirement & Assisted Living Communities in our service area until further notice.  Many of our Retirement & Assisted Living Community peers are screening visitors and redirecting deliveries. This is part of a wider public effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.  The Centers for Disease Control have identified these communities as high risk and halting delivery of non-essential goods is in their best interest.

Ferns & Foliage Terrarium Class

Date: March 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

This class has been postponed for the time being.

 

 

Join Kaity in a Ferns & Foliage Terrarium Class at the West Broad Location on Sunday, March 22nd at 2pm! This class typically takes an hour. There are 15 spots open and the $25 class includes a terrarium to go home with various ferns and foliage.

 

Please call or visit our West Broad location to sign up!

Kid’s Paint & Seed Workshop

Date: March 21, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

 

This class has been postponed for the time being.

Join our greenhouse staff in a Kid’s Paint and Seed Workshop, open to children ages 4-12 years old. There are 25 spots available and the class is expected to last 1 hour. The $10 cost includes a 6″ Terracotta pot to be painted and then seeds, Garden beans, Violas, Mint or Cat Grass, to be planted after.

To sign up, give us a call at 804-360-2800 or come by the Short Pump store to reserve your spot!

Delivery to Retirement & Assisted Living Communities

Date: March 18, 2020
Time: All Day
Location: Both Florist Locations

April 27th Update

Strange’s will resume delivery to retirement and assisted living communities.  Final delivery to your loved ones will be handled by the community itself or at their guidance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 12th

Strange’s will be suspending delivery of floral product to Retirement & Assisted Living Communities in our service area until further notice.  Many of our Retirement & Assisted Living Community peers are screening visitors and redirecting deliveries. This is part of a wider public effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.  The Centers for Disease Control have identified these communities as high risk and halting delivery of non-essential goods is in their best interest.

Container Gardening Class

Date: March 15, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

 

Join our Container Gardening Expert, Mary Sisson, in making your very own container garden! $25.00 cost includes the 10″ Terracotta pot, Geraniums, Spikes, Lantana, Petunias, Euphorbia, and Ivy plants to choose from. This class typically goes for about an hour and is limited to 10 participants.

To sign up, give us a call at 804-360-2800 or come by the Short Pump store to reserve your spot!

Macrame Hanging Plant Class

Date: March 14, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

 

Join our plant pro, Sara, in making your very own macrame plant hanger! $25.00 cost includes the macrame hanger and a small houseplant. This class typically goes for about 2 hours and is limited to 12 participants.

To sign up, give us a call at 804-360-2800 at least 48 hours prior to class or come by the Short Pump store to reserve your spot!

Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop

Date: February 24, 2020
Time: 5:30-6:30
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join our plant pro, Sara, in making your very own macrame plant hanger! $25.00 cost includes the macrame hanger and a small houseplant. This class typically goes for about an hour and is limited to 10 participants.

To sign up, give us a call at 804-360-2800 or come by the Short Pump store to reserve your spot!

Virginia Orchid Society’s 14th Annual Show

Date: February 21, 2020
Time: All weekend!
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join us for The Virginia Orchid Society’s 14th Annual Orchid Show this February 21-23, 2020!

This event is free and open to the public.

Enjoy a variety of activities during the show including:
– Hundreds of orchids on display and for sale
– Orchid vendors
– Free workshops and lectures
– Guided tours
– Orchid art exhibit and sale
– Children’s activities
– Free orchid repotting

Hours of Operation:

Friday: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Valentine’s Day 2020

Date: February 14, 2020
Time: All Week!
Location: Both Retail locations

Valentine’s Day is Friday, February 14th.  To view our Valentine’s Day selection Click Here!

 

Fern & Foliage Terrarium Class

Date: February 13, 2020
Time: 5:30-6:30
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

We’re offering a fern and foliage terrarium building workshop for 20 plant-loving participants.  For just $25, build a terrarium using ferns and foliage with, Kaity, our houseplant expert! This class will run for about 1 hour at the Short Pump Greenhouse.

To sign up for this workshop give us a call at 804-360-2800 or come into the Short Pump location to get registered!

Weather Event – 7th Feb

Date: February 7, 2020
Time: AM
Location: 3313 Mechanicsville Turnpike

UPDATE 11:30. The power has been restored and we will resume normal operations.

 

Our 3313 Mechanicsville Turnpike design and delivery hub has experienced a power outage due to the storm that move through this morning.

 

We are patiently waiting for the Dominion crews to assess and repair any issues.  We have “turned” off our web deliveries for the time being until we are 100% fully mission capable.  Deliveries that have already been scheduled as of 6:00 am will go out as planned.

Thank you for your patience and thank you to the linemen and all their hard work in keeping everyone safe!

Dog Days in the Garden 2020

Date: February 1, 2020
Time: 10am
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Dog Days 2020

Richmond Animal League

Strange’s is honored to host our annual Dog Days event on Saturday, February 1st from 10am to 3pm. Enjoy a day of raffles, doggie contests, and “human” speakers. Looking to add to your family? Adopt a dog! Have a talented dog? Enter one of our contests to claim the “Top Dog” spot for that contest.

Donations Needed

The Richmond Animal League needs your support. Please show your compassion by donating money to their worthy cause. For our other vendors, we will have a ‘Donation Station’ set up at the event to receive the following items:

  • Clean towels/sheets/blankets
  • Leashes & collars
  • Unopened dog food
  • Unopened dog treats & peanut butter
  • Dog crates
  • Dog toys

Items collected at the donation station will be split among our participating nonprofits & rescue groups at the end of the day. However, each organization will have a “Treat Jar” to receive your cash donations. Donations of any kind are optional.

Contests & Schedule

Time Contest / Event
10:00am Opening Remarks by Richmond Animal League
10:30am Contest #1 – Best Tail Wagger! If your pup knows how to shake, wag and roll, this contest is an absolute must!
10:30am Raffle #1
10:45am Hear all About: SEVA GRREAT – Hear how you can foster or adopt a Golden Retriever rescue in need of a loving home.
11:15am Contest #2 – Best Costume Costumes are not just for Halloween. Let your canine show us their best look!
11:15am Raffle #2
11:30am Hear all About: Pet-Friendly Houseplants – Learn which houseplants are typically nontoxic to your furry friend.
12:00pm Contest #3 – Best Trick Does your dog have a trick or two up their paw? Here’s a chance to show them off!
12:00pm Raffle #3
12:15pm Hear all About: Canine Adventure – Hear about their sponsorship program with the area shelters.
1:00pm Contest #4 – Best Kisser Put on the lip balm and pucker up!
1:00pm Raffle #4
1:15pm Hear all About: Virginia German Shepherd Rescue – Learn how they rescue abandoned and abused German Shepherds, rehab them and find them new homes.
2:00pm Contest #5 – Best Dancer – Show us your pup’s best dance moves!

Complete Listing of Participating Organizations

Richmond Animal League
Richmond Ruff House
Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery & Dental Care
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
Southern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue
FETCH a Cure
The Mia Foundation
Redridge Pet Market
Toby Town, RVA
Canine Adventure
Dominion Energy Green Power
Artful Creations by Lorrie

New Years 2020 Hours

Date: December 31, 2019
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Both Retail locations

Strange’s will be closing early on New Years Eve Tuesday December 31st 2019 @ 4:00 pm

We will be closed New Years Day Wednesday January 1st, 2020

We will re-open to normal hours  Thursday January 2nd, 2020

 

Thank you for a great 2019, ride safe and we’ll see you in the new year!

West Broad Holiday Store Hours

Date: December 23, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Beginning Friday, November 29th our West Broad location will be operating during its holiday schedule, Monday-Saturday 8:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm.

2019 Wreath Making Workshops

Date: December 14, 2019
Time: Times Vary
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

The best wreath is one that you make yourself… and Strange’s wants to help! Our elves will guide you through the process of creating your own evergreen wreath, from cutting to crimping, so that you can walk out with your very own handcrafted creation to hang on your door.

Cost is $30/person and includes instruction + materials (see below for details). Classes cap at 10 people. All participants must be 16 or older and pay for a spot due to safety and limited space. Reservations can be made in person or by phone (804-360-2800). Payment is due at time of workshop.

Materials provided: 10″ ring (choice of machine-crimped or hand-crimped), fresh-cut greens, pine cones, & florist wire

Tools provided: Crimping machine, rulers, and pruners

We recommend bringing a pair of gardening gloves if you would like your hands to be protected while you work. Also feel free to bring your own evergreen cuttings (boxwood, holly, nankin, ligustrum, yew, etc.) and ornaments from home!

Dates and times for the workshops are as follows:

Saturday 11/30 
10:00 a – 12:00 p
2:00 p – 4:00 p

 Sunday 12/1
11:00 a – 1:00 p
2:00 p – 4:00 p

Tuesday 12/3
10:00a – 12:00p

Thursday 12/5
10:00a – 12:00p

Saturday 12/7
10:00 a – 12:00 p
2:00 p – 4:00 p

Sunday 12/8
11:00 a – 1:00 p
2:00 p – 4:00 p

Tuesday 12/10
10:00a – 12:00p

Saturday 12/14
10:00 a – 12:00 p
2:00 p – 4:00 p

Private classes are available by request, but sessions are limited!

Holiday Container Garden Workshop

Date: December 8, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Join our resident container garden expert Susan Frakes as she walks you through planting your own holiday-inspired container garden. She’ll guide you through the best plant combinations for the season as well as general maintenance so you can enjoy your container all winter-long. Best of all you’ll walk away with your very own holiday container to show off to your friends and family!

Workshop is $35 per person & includes instruction + all materials (pot, poinsettia, 3+ assorted plants). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 15 people. Payment due at time of class.

Thanksgiving Hours

Date: November 28, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: 3313 Mechanicsville Pike, 12111 W Broad St

Both Strange’s locations will be closed on Thanksgiving so that our employees may spend time with their families. We will reopen on Friday, November 29th for your shopping convenience. Happy Thanksgiving!

Christmas Shoppe Open House

Date: November 24, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: 12111 W Broad Street, 3313 Mechanicsville Pike

Kick-off the holidays the Strange’s way with our annual Open House! Visit either of our locations the weekend of November 22nd-24th to enjoy sales, specials, and a winter wonderland of holiday cheer! Activities (only at West Broad) include:

  • Demos on bow making & wreath making
  • Photo opportunities
  • Refreshments

Sales & Specials

  • 25% OFF Entire Christmas Shoppe (Includes artificial trees/wreaths/garlands, ornaments, lights, & picks)
  • 20% OFF Houseplants
  • 25% OFF Norfolk Island Pines
  • 15% OFF Live Wreaths
  • 20% OFF Urns
  • 20% OFF Concrete Statuaries

2019 Christmas Presale

Date: November 10, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: 12111 West Broad Street, 3313 Mechanicsville Pike

Visit either Strange’s location the weekend of November 9th & 10th and enjoy 20% off our Christmas Shoppe! Shop Richmond’s best selection of artificial trees, ornaments, garlands, lights, wreaths, picks, and more!

Flowers for a Cause

Date: October 31, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Both Strange's Locations

To support the community in which we’re rooted, Strange’s is donating a portion of floral sales from September 1st through October 31st to local non-profit organizations. A percentage of proceeds from a select number of arrangements will go towards benefitting:

Participating is simple! Just visit our Flowers for a Cause section to purchase one of the designated arrangements that supports the non-profit of your choice. Purchases can also be made over the phone or by visiting either retail location.

Thank you for helping support our local RVA community!

Summer Heat Advisory – 18-21 July 2019

Date: July 21, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Both Strange's Retail Locations

Due to the weather conditions in the Metro Richmond area, certain parts of our retail facilities may have restricted access mid to late day on the 19th, 20th and 21st of July.

We are monitoring conditions in our temperature sensitive areas (greenhouse, nursery) for employee and customer safety.

Thank you for your patience and please drink water this weekend!

 

Georgia Peach Truck Visit → Short Pump

Date: July 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Georgia Peach Truck rolls into Strange’s with whole boxes of Rolling Freestones®, the farm-to-street freestone peaches from the authentic Peach State!

Freestone peaches from Georgia are the peak season varieties to purchase by the box, because they freely separate from their pits for slicing in the kitchen or eating fresh out of hand.

Share a box this summer, and cook, can, or freeze a box for winter!

Rolling Freestones®
Freestone Georgia Peaches
One Box (23 – 25 Pounds) – $45

Complement a box of freestone Georgia peaches with a bag of shelled Georgia pecans!

Front Porch Pecans®
Shelled Georgia Pecans
One Bag (1 Pound) – $16

Freestone organic peaches from South Carolina are also on the truck at most locations.

No advance order or purchase required, and card preferred for payment.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

Georgia Peach Truck Visit → Mechanicsville

Date: July 18, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 3313 Mechanicsville Pike

Georgia Peach Truck rolls into Strange’s with whole boxes of Rolling Freestones®, the farm-to-street freestone peaches from the authentic Peach State!

Freestone peaches from Georgia are the peak season varieties to purchase by the box, because they freely separate from their pits for slicing in the kitchen or eating fresh out of hand.

Share a box this summer, and cook, can, or freeze a box for winter!

Rolling Freestones®
Freestone Georgia Peaches
One Box (23 – 25 Pounds) – $45

Complement a box of freestone Georgia peaches with a bag of shelled Georgia pecans!

Front Porch Pecans®
Shelled Georgia Pecans
One Bag (1 Pound) – $16

Freestone organic peaches from South Carolina are also on the truck at most locations.

No advance order or purchase required, and card preferred for payment.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

Build Your Own Terrarium Workshop

Date: July 14, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Always wanted to build your own terrarium but have no idea where to start? We’ll show you how it’s done so you can walk home with your own Insta-worthy terrarium! This workshop will guide you through best planting practices, what plants to use, and how to care for your new miniature garden.

Workshop is $25 per person & includes instruction + all materials (container, soil, charcoal, rocks, moss, & terrarium plants). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 12 people. Payment due at time of class.

#FreeFlowerFriday – July 12th, 2019

Date: July 12, 2019
Time: All day until 6pm
Location: Both Retail locations

This week’s name(s) are:

Joan

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!

How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

Succulents 101 Workshop

Date: July 7, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

The world of succulents can be a wild, wonderful, and sometimes overwhelming place – let us be your beacon of knowledge! Join us for a crash course on succulents as we help you traverse watering needs, fertilization, potting, how to propagate, and more. We’ll also walk you through some of our favorite varieties to get your succulent collection started. You’ll walk home from this workshop with your very own pot of succulents on which to practice your newfound knowledge.

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (pot, 3 succulents, assorted moss/rocks). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 12 people. Payment due at time of class.

4th of July

Date: July 4, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: All Strange's Locations

Strange’s Florists, Greenhouses and Garden Centers will be closed for the 4th of July, 2019 Holiday!

#FreeFlowerFriday – JUNE 28th 2019

Date: June 28, 2019
Time: Noon - 6pm
Location: Both Strange's Retail Locations

This week’s name(s) are:

 Bernice or Larry

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

Houseplant Enthusiast Series Part 3: Propagation & Mature Plant Care

Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Excited about houseplants but don’t know where to start? Or do you suddenly have a growing collection but are overwhelmed with needing to know how to take care of them all? Our three-part series covers the basics you need to understand to get started with your new hobby. Each approximately one hour talk will cover a specific set of skills and will end with a small project or tool choice. Attend all three or just the ones you need!

Part 3: Propagation & Mature Plant Care

The final part of the series will cover an introduction into making more of your collection with propagation techniques and tips on how to care for mature houseplants. Take cuttings from different plants and go home with your choice of a propagation kit, pest care kit, or moisture meter.

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (propagation kit, pest care kit, or moisture meter). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 10 people. Payment due at time of class.

***Participants in the Houseplant Enthusiast Series will be given a coupon for 20% off their houseplant and container purchase valid 7 calendar days from date of scheduled class (date of scheduled class counts as one day). One time use. Coupon will be given out at time of class purchase at the register.

Build Your Own Terrarium Workshop

Date: June 23, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Always wanted to build your own terrarium but have no idea where to start? We’ll show you how it’s done so you can walk home with your own Insta-worthy terrarium! This workshop will guide you through best planting practices, what plants to use, and how to care for your new miniature garden.

Workshop is $25 per person & includes instruction + all materials (container, soil, charcoal, rocks, moss, & terrarium plants). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 12 people. Payment due at time of class.

Georgia Peach Truck Visit → Short Pump

Date: June 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Georgia Peach Truck rolls into Strange’s with whole boxes of Rolling Freestones®, the farm-to-street freestone peaches from the authentic Peach State!

Freestone peaches from Georgia are the peak season varieties to purchase by the box, because they freely separate from their pits for slicing in the kitchen or eating fresh out of hand.

Share a box this summer, and cook, can, or freeze a box for winter!

Rolling Freestones®
Freestone Georgia Peaches
One Box (23 – 25 Pounds) – $45

Complement a box of freestone Georgia peaches with a bag of shelled Georgia pecans!

Front Porch Pecans®
Shelled Georgia Pecans
One Bag (1 Pound) – $16

Freestone organic peaches from South Carolina are also on the truck at most locations.

No advance order or purchase required, and card preferred for payment.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

Georgia Peach Truck Visit → Mechanicsville

Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 3313 Mechanicsville Pike

Georgia Peach Truck rolls into Strange’s with whole boxes of Rolling Freestones®, the farm-to-street freestone peaches from the authentic Peach State!

Freestone peaches from Georgia are the peak season varieties to purchase by the box, because they freely separate from their pits for slicing in the kitchen or eating fresh out of hand.

Share a box this summer, and cook, can, or freeze a box for winter!

Rolling Freestones®
Freestone Georgia Peaches
One Box (23 – 25 Pounds) – $45

Complement a box of freestone Georgia peaches with a bag of shelled Georgia pecans!

Front Porch Pecans®
Shelled Georgia Pecans
One Bag (1 Pound) – $16

Freestone organic peaches from South Carolina are also on the truck at most locations.

No advance order or purchase required, and card preferred for payment.

Click here for frequently asked questions.

Houseplant Enthusiast Series Part 2: Maintenance Techniques & Troubleshooting

Date: June 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Excited about houseplants but don’t know where to start? Or do you suddenly have a growing collection but are overwhelmed with needing to know how to take care of them all? Our three-part series covers the basics you need to understand to get started with your new hobby. Each approximately one hour talk will cover a specific set of skills and will end with a small project or tool choice. Attend all three or just the ones you need!

Part 2: Maintenance Techniques & Troubleshooting

Learn indoor garden maintenance skills and how to troubleshoot and circumvent potential problems. Choose between a pair of garden gloves (selection provided), snips & case, or mix and match 2 Espoma Organic liquid fertilizers.

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (gloves, precision snips w/ case, or 2 Espoma Organic liquid fertilizers). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 10 people. Payment due at time of class.

***Participants in the Houseplant Enthusiast Series will be given a coupon for 20% off their houseplant and container purchase valid 7 calendar days from date of scheduled class (date of scheduled class counts as one day). One time use. Coupon will be given out at time of class purchase at the register.

Succulents 101 Workshop

Date: June 16, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

The world of succulents can be a wild, wonderful, and sometimes overwhelming place – let us be your beacon of knowledge! Join us for a crash course on succulents as we help you traverse watering needs, fertilization, potting, how to propagate, and more. We’ll also walk you through some of our favorite varieties to get your succulent collection started. You’ll walk home from this workshop with your very own pot of succulents on which to practice your newfound knowledge.

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (pot, 3 succulents, assorted moss/rocks). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 12 people. Payment due at time of class.

Houseplant Enthusiast Series Part 1: Basics for Beginners

Date: June 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Excited about houseplants but don’t know where to start? Or do you suddenly have a growing collection but are overwhelmed with needing to know how to take care of them all? Our three-part series covers the basics you need to understand to get started with your new hobby. Each approximately one hour talk will cover a specific set of skills and will end with a small project or tool choice. Attend all three or just the ones you need!

Part 1: Basics for Beginners

Develop a solid foundation of skills for indoor plant care and learn reputable sources for further study. Practice selecting the right plant for your space & repotting by selecting from 5 different plants at time of class and replanting your choice into a terracotta pot (3 colors to choose from).

Workshop is $20 per person & includes instruction + all materials (6” plant, 7” terracotta pot). To reserve your spot please call (804)360-2800 or visit our West Broad reception desk. Class caps at 10 people. Payment due at time of class.

***Participants in the Houseplant Enthusiast Series will be given a coupon for 20% off their houseplant and container purchase valid 7 calendar days from date of scheduled class (date of scheduled class counts as one day). One time use. Coupon will be given out at time of class purchase at the register.

Memorial Day Monday – May 27, 2019

Date: May 27, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: Strange's Retail Locations

In celebration of Memorial Day, Strange’s will have modified operating hours on Monday May 27th, 2019.

Our Mechanicsville Turnpike Location will be closed for the day.

Our West Broad Location will be open between 9:00 am and 5:00pm in the Greenhouse, Garden Center & Nursery

Our West Broad Florist will be closed for the day for custom work or deliveries, the cash and carry cooler will be open for pre-made arrangements.

Early Closing – May 14th, 2019

Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 4:00pm
Location: All Strange's Location

Strange’s will be closing early for the day, Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 @ 4:00pm for the visitation of family and remembrance of Craig Gouldin, Vice-President of the Floral Division, Co-Owner and Brother of Bill & Cary.


 

GOULDIN, Craig Evans, 64, of Manquin, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Craig was preceded in death by his father, William Jennings Gouldin. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Lisa Whittaker Gouldin; mother, Nancy C. Gouldin; children, Peyton Carrie Gouldin (Derrick), Evan Mitchell Gouldin, Kelly Nicole Gouldin; twin brother, Cary T. Gouldin; brothers, William J. Gouldin Jr. (Brenda), Thomas M. Gouldin (Greg); and sister, Jane G. Watkins (Tscharner); one grandchild, Linden. Craig is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and other precious family members. Craig will be missed by many friends, especially his lifelong friend, R. Craig Evans. Craig was one of three brothers who owned and operated Strange’s Florist, which was started by their father. For over 45 years, Craig took great pride in providing beautiful flowers and excellent service. He thoroughly enjoyed his work and the great staff he worked with. When Craig found time away from work, he played golf or was in his vegetable garden. He also loved to spend time with his family, fishing with his twin brother or cooking for his wife and daughter, Nicole. Craig was a special man, always looking for ways to help others. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Via Club at Pebble Creek, 6069 Green Haven Dr., Mechanicsville, Va. 23111. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Interment is private. Contributions can be made in memory of Craig to the King William Regional Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 215, King William, Va. 23086.

Central Virginia Iris Society’s 2019 Annual Show

Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

 

Join Strange’s and the Central Virginia Iris Society for an afternoon of education and stewardship! The Central Virginia Iris Society is proud to present their 2019 annual show ‘Living With Iris’ showcasing over 50 iris specimens. Come and celebrate these beautiful spring blooms with us!

This event is free and open to the public.

#FreeFlowerFriday – April 26th

Date: April 26, 2019
Time: Until Close of Business
Location: Both Retail Locations

This week’s name is IDA

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

#FreeFlowerFriday – April 19th, 2019

Date: April 19, 2019
Time: Until Close of Business
Location: Both Retail Locations

This week’s name is LAURA

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

#FreeFlowerFriday – April 12th, 2019

Date: April 12, 2019
Time: Until Close of Business
Location: Both Strange's Retail locations

This week’s name is CINDY

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

Strange’s Bloomin’ Days

Date: April 7, 2019
Time: All Weekend
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Spring is in full swing and it’s time to get gardening! Join Strange’s on West Broad the weekend of April 6th & 7th as we kick off the spring season with a weekend of free classes, demonstrations, and sales sure to set you up for success!

Who Will Be There?

Central Virginia Iris Society
Richmond Rose Society
Richmond Beekeepers Association
Henrico Master Gardeners Association
Monrovia
Espoma Organic
Agriberry CSA and Farm
Pink House Farm
Tidal Creek Growers
Wild Earth Fermentation
Saunders Brothers

Sales (Saturday + Sunday)

  • 20% OFF Herbs
  • 15% OFF Fruits & Berries
  • $1.79 Warm Season Vegetables
  • 20% OFF Screening Plants
  • Spring Blooming Azaleas Starting @ $3.95
  • $9.95 8″ Flowering Annual Hanging Baskets
  • $1.69 4-Pack Annuals
  • Tropical Hibiscus Starting @ $12.95
  • Strange’s Grown Perennials @ $4.95
  • Assorted 4″ Hostas @ $4.95
  • 15% OFF Birdseed
  • 20% OFF Statuary
  • 20% OFF Bird Baths
  • 20% OFF Garden Benches
  • 10% OFF Espoma Fertilizer
  • 20% OFF Obelisks & Trellises

Free pH Soil Testing

Bring us a bag of soil and we’ll test your soil’s pH for free all weekend long.

Free Classes

[ SATURDAY ]

8:00 AM – Walking Greenhouse Tour

Kick off day 1 of Bloomin’ Days with a walk-through greenhouse tour guided by our knowledgeable staff! We’ll show you some of our new and exciting plant varieties for 2019 while also covering plants that best thrive in the RVA area. Coffee and donuts will also be provided.

9:00 AM – Back Yard Vegetable Gardening

Not all great vegetables grow on farms! We’ll share all the tricks of the trade for growing great vegetables in your own back yard, from tomatoes to eggplants and more. You’ll also learn everything you need to know to feed and support your veggies through the summer months!

10:00 AM – Boxwood Care

Modern-day gardeners are rediscovering boxwood, the backbone of many landscapes. They are evergreen, drought-tolerant, deer-resistant, and have been part of the family tradition at Saunders Brothers for over 60 years. Join Beth Anne from the Saunders Brothers team for an expert discussion on boxwood care.

11:00 AM – Early Spring Lawn Care

Let Anthony Koch from Wyatt Quarles will take you from lawn newbie to turf expert! He’ll cover everything from weed control to fertilization to make sure you have all the information you need to grow your own lush, green lawn!

12:00 PM – New & Exciting Plants for Your Landscaping

Are you tired of the same old trees and shrubs you see in everyone’s yard? Join Craig Bradley from Monrovia as he shares some new and exciting nursery plants sure to set your landscaping apart from the rest!

1:00 PM – Controlling Moles & Voles

Are you tired of planting something only to see it disappear almost overnight? Have you ever stepped into your yard only to sink down in a soft spot? If you are tired of seeing tunnels in your lawn, Anthony Koch from Wyatt Quarles has solutions for you!

2:00 PM – Back Yard Chickens

A growing trend for urban and suburban dwellers is raising chickens. Come and join Beth from Pink House Farm as she provides tips and tricks for keeping our feathered friends happy and bountiful. You’ll have fresh eggs on the table in no time!

3:00 PM – Beginner’s Guide to Edible Landscaping

If you want to have a great-looking yard and eat it too, consider the world of edible landscaping! Jay Burlison, owner of J.M.B. Greengardens, will walk you through incorporating edibles into your lawn and garden. He will cover areas such as selecting the best plants for your space, overall aesthetics, and how to choose plants for your growing conditions.

4:00 PM – Bee an Organic Gardener – Our Next Meal Could Bee Up to You!

Join Bonnie from Espoma as she explains how going organic can help save our pollinators!

[ SUNDAY ]

10:00 AM – Walking Nursery Tour

Kick off day 2 of Bloomin’ Days with a walk-through nursery your guided by our knowledgeable staff! We’ll show you some of our new and exciting plant varieties for 2019 while also covering plants that best thrive in the RVA area. Coffee and donuts will also be provided.

11:00 AM – Getting Started With Fruits & Berries

Who doesn’t like fresh fruit? Join experts from Virginia Berry Farm as they discuss what grows best in Richmond and how to take care of it.

12:00 PM – Deer-Proofing Your Garden

Deer can eat their way through your yard in a couple of nights if you let them. Craig Bradley from Monrovia will discuss what plants they hate, what plants they love, and how to prevent damage by using the right deer repellent.

1:00 PM – Back Yard Beekeeping

Whether you are an experienced beekeeper, a new beekeeper, or thinking about starting a back yard beehive, the Richmond Beekeepers Association is here to answer your questions and cover the basics on raising some of our favorite pollinators.

2:00 PM – Beginner Rose Care

Roses are the queens of the garden. But like any royalty, they can be a bit touchy! Join the Richmond Rose Society, as they teach you how to treat them properly so you can grow your very own award-winning roses at home!

3:00 PM – Organic Herbs: What To Grow & Why

Join Bonnie from Espoma as she explains tips and trick for growing organic herbs!

4:00 PM – Mushrooms for Beginners

Interested in harvesting your own mushrooms but have no idea where to begin? Join Mark Jones, owner of Central VA-based Sharondale Farm, as he demystifies the world of mushrooms and shows you how to get growing in your own back yard!

New Homeowners’ Guide to Landscaping Series

Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Landscaping can seem an overwhelming process whether you’re a new homeowner or someone that wants to refresh the look outside their home. Join Strange’s landscaping expert Kevin Cutlip as he breaks the landscaping process down step-by-step in this free, three part series of classes.

The class breakdown is as follows:

Saturday, April 6th @ 10:00 AM

Part 3: Make It Yours

Make It Yours
Now it’s time to make your yard truly yours. Find those cool specimen plants that will make your yard different and unique and reflect YOUR personal taste, not just the Jones’ . Pick a Japanese Maple, a weeping spruce or cedar, Mahonia, Exbury Azalea, Edworthia, Illicium, Flowering Cherry, etc. Plant on the edge of the yard or near a patio or deck so you can chat about it with visiting company/conversation topic.

Fine Tune
Cool perennials to accent foundation and walkway. Make a container, make two. Add inexpensive annuals for seasonal blasts of color. Fill in that shady or wet spot.

Plan For The Future
This is the last step. You’ve got everything the way you want it and now it’s just about upkeep and a final touch. Kids? Plant a tree or unique shrub together and watch it grow and change as they do. Second home/middle aged couple? Plant a shade tree to enjoy after retirement.

#FreeFlowerFriday – April 5th, 2019

Date: April 5, 2019
Time: Until Close of Business
Location: Both Strange's locations

This week’s names are MADELINE or GERALD.

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

#FreeFlowerFriday – March 29th, 2019

Date: March 29, 2019
Time: Until Close of Business
Location: Both Retail Locations

This week’s name is EMMA.

Hey RVA, it’s time again for Strange’s #FreeFlowerFriday!
How it works:

We pick and post a random name (sometimes only one, sometimes two!) on a selected Friday Morning around 9 am.

If that’s your name, bring a State or Federal ID with you to either one of our Florist locations by close of business that Friday and get a free small bouquet of flowers! (while supplies last, we haven’t run out before, but we can always try for that many free flowers!)

If it’s not your name, share with your friends if it’s theirs!

Strange’s Spring Preview

Date: March 16, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: 12111 West Broad Street

Pull on your gloves, sharpen your pruners, and ready your shovel because spring is right around the corner! Join us March 16th as we whip your spring gardening into shape with free classes, sales, and more.

Free pH Soil Testing

Bring us a bag of soil and we’ll test your soil’s pH for free all weekend long.

Kids’ Strawberry Planting (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

We’re not leaving the little ones out of the fun! Bring the kids and we’ll help them plant their very own take-home strawberry plant for FREE!

SALES (SATURDAY + SUNDAY)
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🌱 20% OFF Fruit Trees
🌱 15% OFF Weeks Roses
🌱 15% OFF Citrus
🌱 15% OFF Creeping Phlox
🌱 15% OFF Hellebores
🌱 $19.95 Lynwood Gold Forsythia

Free Classes

9:00 AM – Early Spring Vegetables & Microgreens

Are you tired of growing lettuce and want to try something different? We’ll share all the tricks of the trade for growing great early spring vegetables and microgreens this season. You’ll also learn everything you need to know to feed and support your veggies through the spring and beyond!

10:00 AM – New Homeowners’ Guide To Landscaping: Part 2

Part 2 in our New Homeowners’ Guide to Landscaping! In this second sessions we will cover:

Time to Dig Some Holes
Now that you’ve gotten rid of the old, it’s time to put in the new. Figure out your spacing. How much usable area along the front of your do you have? Put your “bones” in. What foundation plants will work for you? Decide what kind of “look” you want. Classic, fancy, color, conifer, broadleaf, deciduous?

Sick of Your Neighbors Yet?
Now that you’re settled in it’s time to block out your neighbor’s kids swing set. Screening plants are a great way to add some solitude to your side of the fence while improving your landscaping.

11:00 AM – Early Spring Lawn Care

Veteran gardener Tom Rush will show you how easy it is to be a turf expert from weed control to fertilization. You’ll be growing your own lush, green lawn in no time!

12:00 PM – Getting Started with Fruits & Berries

Who doesn’t like fresh fruit? Learn what grows best in Richmond and how to take care of it. We’ll also talk about growing fruits & berries in containers if you’re short on garden space.

1:00 PM – Container Gardening 101

Strange’s very own container guru Susan Frakes will show you her secrets to creating containers bursting with color! Using trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials she will teach you how to create containers for every space in your yard.

2:00 PM – Greenhouse 2019 Spring Preview

We’ll talk about the myriad of new plant introductions for 2019 and show you some of our new favorite products and tools in the greenhouse.

3:00 PM – Make Better Neighbors with Screening Plants

Are you looking for a little more privacy in your yard? Screening plants are a great way to add some solitude to your side of the fence and to improve relationships with your neighbors. We’ll show you what your screening options are based on sun, size, season, and more!

4:00 PM – How to Fill Your Garden with Early Spring Color

Join us for a comprehensive guide on how to jump start vibrance and color in your garden while it’s still chilly outside! We’ll share some of our favorite early spring plants and detail best care practices to make sure they stay happy and healthy.

 

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