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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@sbsmags.com.

 

 

May 2 St. Louis
Herb Days Plant Sale
Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis Herb Society sponsored herb sale featuring more than 9,000 potted fresh herbs including new and hard-to-find varieties. The St. Louis Herb Society’s popular cookbook, periodicals, and herb-related products will also be available. Herb Society members will share tips on selecting, planting, growing, and using herbs. Pick up information on upcoming classes, herb-based recipes, and more. Included with Garden admission. Members only sale 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sale open to the public May 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and possibly May 4 9 .m. to noon provided plants still available. Call ((314) 577-5100 for more details and visit mobot.org.

May 4, Kingsville

Fungi and Fermentation
Powell Gardens


Celebrate mushrooms and all things fermented with a daylong event featuring tastings, demonstrations and classes with topics such as growing mushrooms, composting, and making mead. Live music, food vendors, and a ticketed beer garden showcasing regional microbrewers are also part of the fun. A free make-a-mushroom hat activity is available for families during the day. Cost Adults $10, Senior $8, Children (5-12) $4, Children 4 years old & under are free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit powellgardens.org or call (816) 697-2600 for more information.

May 4 Springfield
Succulent Centerpiece Workshop

Create a living arrangement with a candle using succulent plants, moss and pods for Mother’s Day. For ages 12 years and up. Registration required. 10 a.m. to noon. Cost $30 per arrangement. Call (417) 89-1515 for further details and visit www.parkboard.org/281/News-Events.


May 4 Kingsville

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks
Powell Gardens


Explore the beauty of nature through the larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculptures designed by artist Sean Kenney through July 21. Encounter a variety of variety of creatures including a gigantic garden spider, a proud peacock and a huge hummingbird sipping nectar from a flower. Cost $10 adult, $4 children 5-12 and free for children 4 years old and under.  Seniors $8. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Visit powellgardens.org or call (816) 697-2600 for further details.

May 6 St. Louis
Designing for Biodiversity
Missouri Botanical Garden

Create a habitat for wonderful song birds and nectar-loving butterflies to share with your children or grandchildren. Learn how to grow plants both native and non-native that are beneficial for wildlife in both shady and sunny locations. Designed for adults only. Pre-registration ends at 3 p.m. May 6. Cost $28 members; $34 non-members. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Further details can be found at mobot.org and by calling (314) 577-5100.

May 7 St. Louis
Container Gardening for Beginners
Missouri Botanical Garden

Grab your mom, friend, or just yourself and spend a relaxing evening exploring how to create a container garden just in time for Mother’s Day. Pre-registration ends at 4 p.m. April 26. Cost $58 members; $69 non-members. Visit mobot.org for more information and call (314) 577-5100.

May 7 Kansas City
Insects in the Garden
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center

Ginger Miller, Conservation Education Consultant, Missouri Department of Conservation will use the Discovery Center’s grounds to help you learn some of the common and uncommon insects found in gardens in Kansas City. Pre-registration by 5 p.m. May 5. Free. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call (816)  759-7300 and visit mdc.mo.gov/events for further details.

May 9 St. Louis
Gardening for Hummingbirds
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn how to create the ideal hummingbird habitat in your own yard. Walk to the Missouri Botanical Garden bird garden and take home a hummingbird-attracting plant to get you started. Designed for adults only. Cost $33 members; $39 non-members. Pre-registration ends at noon May 9. 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call (314) 577-5100 and visit mobot.org for further details.

May 11 Gray Summit
Shaw Wildflower Market
Shaw Nature Preserve

Choose from the widest selection of native plants available in the metro St. Louis area. Browse hundreds of varieties of annual and perennial wildflowers, ferns, trees and shrubs to use in home landscaping and to attract wildlife, along with both showy and hardy plants for sun or shade. Beer, wine, cheese, meats and more will also be available for purchase. Free for garden members: nonmembers $5 adults and $3 seniors. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (314) 577-9555 and visit mobot.org for further information.

May 11, Kingsville

Backyard Bugging
Powell Gardens

Dig in dirt, sift through pond sludge, and chase down aerial insects in search of some of the most unique invertebrates found in Missouri. Meet with Missouri Master Naturalists enjoy Free hands-on activities for kids and watch a LEGO® Master Builder construct a larger-than-life insect. Don’t miss Stone Lion Puppet Theatre perform their “backyard buggin” show. Adults $10, Senior $8, Children (5-12) $4, Children 4 years old and under are free. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit powellgardens.org or call 816.697.2600 for more information.

May 11 Ferguson
Introduction to Permaculture
EarthDance Organic Farm School

Basic information about a wide range of techniques, including composting, vermiculture, rainwater catchment, berms and swales, sheet mulching, permanent raised beds for perennials, fruits and veggies, annuals, medicinal and culinary herbs, food forests, pollinator gardens, backyard chickens, and seed saving. Designed for adults only. Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. May 2. Cost $21 members; $25 for non-members. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit mobot.org and call (314) 577-5100.

May 12, Kingsville

Get to Know Local Caterpillars
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

This class will help you learn to recognize some of the most common caterpillars found in home gardens. We will focus on butterfly caterpillars but will also mention some moths that are commonly seen. You will learn host plants that can be added to your garden to specifically attract these caterpillars, and we will cover references that can be used to continue learning. We will conclude with a short walk to look at host plants in our garden. Designed for adults only. Cost $21 garden members; $25 adults. 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Further details at mobot.org and by calling (314) 577-0888.

May 18 St. Louis
West County Daylily Plant Sale
Missouri Botanical Garden

New cultivars and old favorites are shown and sold by the area’s top growers, who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. Cost garden admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (314) 577-5100 for more details and visit mobot.org.

May 18 St. Louis
Stump-tastic
Missouri Botanical Garden

Nathan Urben will give a brief history of stumpery gardens and then walk through the design process for the Garden's Stumpery. Plant selection, stumpery design, and other important details will be discussed to help students start their own. The class will conclude with a short walking tour of the Garden's Stumpery. Designed for adults only. Pre-registration ends at 3 p.m. May 17. Cost $28 members; $34 non-members. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Further details by calling (314) 577-5100 and visiting mobot.org.

May 19, Blue Springs
Ask Why Before you Buy
Powell Gardens


Horticulture specialists from Powell Gardens and Colonial Gardens will be available to help you consider the right plant for the right space in your garden. Cost Adults $10, Senior $8, Children (5-12) $4, Children 4 years old and under are free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit powellgardens.org and call (816) 697-2600 for more information.

May 25 St. Louis
Webster Groves Herb Society Display
Missouri Botanical Garden

Webster Groves Herb Society presents an educational display on herbs. Cost included with garden admission. 10 a.m. to noon. Visit mobot.org for more information and call (314) 577-5100.

May 25 Kingsville 

Dog’s Day Out
Powell Gardens

Grab your furry friend and head out to the Gardens for a romp through shaded paths or a hike through the Byron Shutz Nature Trail. Current vaccinations and leashes are required. Cost Adults $10, Senior $8, Children (5-12) $4; Children 4 years old and under are free. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Visit powellgardens.org and call (816) 697-2600 for further details.

May 25 St. Louis
Rose Show and Sale
Missouri Botanical Garden

Meet members of Rose Society of Greater St. Louis, see new cultivars and see old favorites on display and for sale. Cost garden admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 25 and May 26. Visit mobot.org for more information and call (314) 577-5100.

May 31 Kingsville
Watercolor Works
Powell Gardens

Peruse the beautiful works of artists Barbara Neth and Elli Behrman in the Visitor Center. Cost Adults $10, Senior $8, Children (5-12) $4, Children 4 years old and under are free. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit powellgardens.org and call (816) 697-2600 for more details.

June 8 St. Louis
Carniverous Plant Society Show and Sale
Missouri Botanical Garden

Visit with Carniverous Plant Society members and see a variety of plants on display and for sale. Cost included with garden admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mobot.org will have more information and call (314) 577-5100.

June 13 Gray Summit
Gardening with Native Ground Covers
Shaw Nature Preserve

Many non-native evergreen groundcovers have become invasive species including English ivy, winter creeper, and periwinkle. Many alternative native groundcovers exist and are useful for reducing maintenance. Come explore the Whitmire Wildflower Garden in search of the ideal groundcover for your garden. Designed for adults only. Pre-registration ends at 9 a.m. June 10. Cost $14 for members; $17 for non-members. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Call (314) 577-9555 and visit mobot.org for further details.

June 20 St. Louis
Fall in Love with Roses Again
Missouri Botanical Garden

Join Marissa Sedmak, the Garden's rosarian, as she shares her plans for the rose gardens and how she cares for them as sustainably and with as little work as possible. This class will start inside, then venture outdoors to the rose gardens. Designed for adults only. Pre-registration ends at 3 p.m. June 20. Cost $28 members; $34 for non-members. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For further details, visit mobot.org and call (314)577-5100.

June 21 St. Louis
Metropolitan St. Louis African Violet Council Show and Sale
Missouri Botanical Garden

New cultivars and old favorites are shown by the area’s top growers who are on hand to answer your questions and give plant advice. Cost with garden admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m June 21 through June 23. Find further details at mobot.org and by calling (314) 577-5100.

June 22 St. Louis
Webster Groves Herb Society
Missouri Botanical Garden

Meet members of the Webster Groves Herb Society at Missouri Botanical Garden for a complementary exhibit including recipes, tasty treats, tips and tricks for summer cooking with herbs. Cost included with garden admission. 10 a.m. to noon. Check mobot.org for more information and call (314) 577-5100 with your questions.

June 22 St. Louis
19th Annual St Louis Water Garden Society Pond-O-Rama Tour

The 2019 tour will feature 20 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members. Tickets covering both days of the tour are $15 each and are available early May at retail shops and garden centers throughout the metropolitan area. Everyone on the tour over age 18 requires a separate ticket. The gardens are located throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area, including in Illinois. This self-guided tour is arranged each day by geographic location. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. This event provides funds for the St Louis Water Garden Society to continue their civic project to plant and maintain the reflecting pools at the Jewel Box in Forest Park. The tour ticket booklet gives location addresses, descriptions and driving directions. For more information, call (314) 995-2988. Tickets are available by mail order from the Society’s website in early May, www.slwgs.org.

June 29 St. Louis
Seeds to Stems – Making More Plants
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn the science and skill behind seed and vegetative propagation. Using the techniques covered in the lecture, practice vegetative propagation with a variety of plants from the Garden's own greenhouses. Designed for adults only. Pre-registration ends at 3 p.m. June 28. Cost $33 members; $40 for non-members. 10 a.m. to noon. Visit mobot.org and call (314) 577-5100 for more information.

June 30, Jefferson City
Bittersweet Garden Club 20th Annual Garden Tour
Tour FIVE beautifully landscaped gardens in the Jefferson City area. Discover fresh ideas to enhance your own garden Help fund scholarships for local students. Cost is $10 in Advance, $12 at the Garden, 12 and Under Free. 12:30 p.m.- 4:00p.m. Rain or Shine. For more details, call (573)694-0660 or visit BittersweetGardenClub.com.

 

 

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