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Upcoming Events for Missouri

To submit your gardening event to our staff, submit it using our contact form or send an email to calendar@statebystategardening.com.

 

 

March

 

March 1 through 26, St. Louis
Orchid Show
Missouri Botanical Garden

The annual Orchid Show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the garden’s expansive permanent living collection through March 26. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs $5 plus garden admission. Free to members. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.

 

March 6, Springfield
Composting Made Simple
Springfield Botanical Center

This University of Missouri Extension class will be designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5 payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.

 

March 9, St. Louis
Orchid Nights
Missouri Botanical Garden

Experience the Orchid Show in a whole new light. Enjoy an exclusive lighted viewing of the orchid displays with live music, tastings from local wineries, and a full cash bar with small bites for purchase. Your ticket includes one complimentary vanilla-inspired cocktail. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Costs $20 adults (ages 21 and up), $15 garden members.Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.


March 10, Edwardsville, IL
Native by Design
Lewis and Clark Community College

“Native by Design: Purposeful Landscapes for Monarchs, Pollinators, and Water Management,” will be presented by Chip Taylor, founder and director of Monarch Watch, along with other speakers. From 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Costs $35. Call 888-843-6739, and visit grownative.org.

 

March 11, Kansas City
16th Annual Spring Gardening Seminar
Rockhurst University

This full-day seminar offers a choice of classes as well as keynote address by Alan Branhagen, Powell Gardens’ director of horticulture. He will discuss “Midwest Native Plants,” and their importance in our landscape. Costs $49, which includes lunch. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Full description at mggkc.org/public-education/spring-seminar, and call 816-833-8733.

 

March 18-19, Springfield
Orchid Show and Sale
Springfield Botanical Center

The Springfield Orchid Society brings a juried display of beautiful, rare and exotic orchids. Free admission. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 18 and 19. Prices vary per plant. Visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.
 

March 20, Springfield
Native Butterflies and Moths
Springfield Botanical Center

This University of Missouri Extension class is designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5 payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.

 

March 25, Springfield
Volunteer Orientation
Springfield Botanical Center

Learn about the requirements to become a Springfield Botanical Centerpark volunteer. Ages 18 years and up. Free. To pre-register, call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.

 

March 25, Rolla
Growing Green Fair
Missouri S&T Havener Center

Phelps County Master Gardeners and University of Missouri Extension host a day of gardening-related seminars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Costs $20. Ages 18 years and up. To register, call 573-458-6260 and visit extension.missouri.edu/phelps.


March 25, Springfield
Friends of the Farmstead
Springfield Botanical Center

Gray-Campbell Farmstead Annual Membership Meeting includes a review of 2016’s accomplishments and future plans. Brunch is provided. Free. All ages. From 10 a.m. to noon. Visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-851-1515.

 

March 27, Springfield
Garlic
Springfield Botanical Center

This University of Missouri Extension class is designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5 payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.

 

March 28, Springfield
Bloomin’ Weeds Walk
Springfield Botanical Center

Join Katie Steinhoff Keith, center coordinator, at noon for this “Bloomin’ Weeds Walk.” Costs $5. All ages. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.

 

April

 

April 1, Kirksville
Grow Native! Workshop and Plant Sale
Mo. Conservation Dept. NE Office

This workshop includes a variety of talks that will feature gardening for monarchs and other pollinators. Costs $30 for members of Grow Native! or the Missouri Prairie Foundation, $40 for non-members. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 888-843-6739, and visit grownative.org.

 

April 1-2, St. Louis
Meet Me (Outdoors) in St. Louis Garden Weekend
Missouri Botanical Garden

Help re-open the garden’s popular perennial experiences for 2017 — the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden, the Tower Grove House, and tram rides. Costs $5 for children (ages 3 to 12). From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.

 

April 3, Springfield
Fairy Gardens
Springfield Botanical Garden

This University of Missouri Extension class is designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5, payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.

 

April 6, Springfield
Missouri Arbor Day Walk
Springfield Botanical Center

Join Katie Steinhoff Keith, center coordinator, at noon for this Arbor Day walk. Costs $5. For all ages. Visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.

 

April 10, Springfield
Herbs
Springfield Botanical Garden

This University of Missouri Extension class is designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5, payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.

 

April 17, Springfield
Shade Gardening
Springfield Botanical Center

This University of Missouri Extension class is designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5, payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.

 

April 22, Webster Groves
Annual Herb Sale
First Congregational Church

There will be an extensive selection of herbs at this sale in the St. Louis metro area. Free, except for cost of plant purchases. From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit wgherbs.org or emailherbs@wgherbs.org.

 

April 22-23, St. Louis
Chinese Culture Days
Missouri Botanical Garden

Annual celebration features a Grand Parade with 70-foot dancing dragon, authentic regional cuisine, t’ai chi and acrobatics. Special tours in the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden (the Chinese Garden) focus on the symbolism of many plant species and architectural details. Please note: No trams, free hours or early morning walking hours on signature event weekends. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.

 

April 24, Springfield
Container Gardening
Springfield Botanical Center

This University of Missouri Extension class is designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5, payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.

 

April 29, Independence
Plant Sale
Bass Pro Shop

Thousands of annuals and perennials will be for sale from Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City. From 8 a.m. until plants are sold out. Call 816-833-8733 and visit mggkc.org/our-projects/plant-sale.


April 29, Springfield
Plant Sale
Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center

Come to this plant sale on Saturday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Members of the Master Gardeners of Greene County gather plants to sell from their own gardens — and from the two city gardens that Master Gardeners maintain in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park and at the Xeriscape on South National — to sell at the annual MG plant sale. Members also grow popular and heirloom plants from seed for the sale. Features a large selection of perennials, Missouri natives, veggies, herbs, shrubs, trees, grasses and more. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Held at the Botanical Center, Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield MO 65807. Visit mggreene.org/plantsale, or call 417-874-2963.

 

State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.