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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.

 

 

August



August 9, Gray Summit
Native Plant Pondscaping
Shaw Nature Preserve

Learn which native plants grow in water and which grow just beyond the water’s edge. Also learn how to manage for problems associated with duckweed, algae, invasive species, pond leaks, and erosion. Adults only. Pre-registration ends at 8 a.m. August 6. Cost $14 members, $17 nonmembers. For more information, visit mobot.org or call 636-451-3512.


 
August 9, St. Louis
Advanced Composting
Commerce Bank Center

In this workshop, you’ll meet fellow compost enthusiasts and experimenters, discuss new ideas for composting, and troubleshoot problems you’ve been having with your own system. Participants are encouraged to bring photos or videos of their current compost system. Adults only. Cost $7 members, $10 non-members. Pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. August 5. For more information, visit mobot.org or call 314-577-5100.



August 11, Gray Summit
Wildflower ID
Shaw Nature Preserve

This course focuses on the identification, relationships, and habitats of wildflowers and native grasses of the season. Come prepared for moderate hiking with notebook in hand. Adults only. Pre-registration ends at 8 a.m. August 6. Cost $15 members, $18 nonmembers. For more information, visit mobot.org or call 636-451-3512.



August 14, St. Louis
Behind the Scenes Water Lilies
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn about Missouri Botanical Garden’s water lilies and the process of creating the displays from start to finish. Adults only. Pre-registration ends 3 p.m. August 14. Cost $28 members, $34 nonmembers. For more information, visit mobot.org or call 314-577-5100.

 

August 18, St. Louis
Plant Sale
West County Daylily Club

Plant sale starts at 7 a.m. For more details, call 636-274-1759 or email mhook536@aol.com.



August 18, St. Louis
Annual Orchid Auction
Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis

Annual orchid auction at the Beaumont room noon-5 p.m. For more details, visit osogsl.org/contact.



August 19, St. Louis
Rose Rosette
Missouri Botanical Garden

This monthly meeting of the Rose Society of Greater St. Louis will focus on the mite that causes rose rosette. 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For further details, visit stlrosesociety.org.

 

September

 

September 1-3, St. Louis
Japanese Festival
Missouri Botanical Garden

Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Trams do not operate during the Japanese Festival. $15 admission (ages 13 & older), $7 children ages 3–12, $7 garden members (free for member children 3–12). For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.



September 2, St. Louis
Café Flora Brunch
Missouri Botanical Garden

Enjoy an a la carte menu and dining at the Spink Pavilion, overlooking the garden’s central reflecting pools. Seating available inside and outside 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.



September 8-9, St. Louis
Daylily Show and Sale

New cultivars and old favorites shown by the area’s top growers, who will be on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.



September 15-16, St. Louis
Gesneriad Show and Sale
Missouri Botanical Garden

Show and sale 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with garden admission. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.



September 15-16, St. Louis
Dahlia Show
Missouri Botanical Garden

Greater St. Louis Dahlia Society show features new cultivars and professionals available to answer questions. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Included with garden admission. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.

 

September 15, Kansas City
Poison Garden
Powell Gardens

Through November 11, enter if you dare. Encounter a display of carnivorous plants and spooky jack-o-lanterns along with mums and other fall favorites. For more details, visit powellgardens.org or call 816-697-2600.



September 23, Kansas City
Party Under the Moon
Powell Gardens

A special evening to celebrate garden’s 30th anniversary. For more information, call 816-697-2600 or visit powellgardens.org.



September 28-30, Branson
Master Gardener Conference
Chateau on the Lake Spa

The 2018 Missouri Master Gardener State Conference will be hosted by Master Gardeners of the Ozarks. The conference is open to the public. For more details, visit momg18.org or call 417-357-6812.



September 29, St. Louis
Herb Show
Missouri Botanical Garden

The Webster Groves Herb Society will feature a display “Putting Your Herb Garden to Bed for the Winter,” and “Harvesting Herbs to Use Indoors.”
9 a.m.-noon. Price included with garden admission. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.

 

October



October 5-7, St. Louis
Best of Missouri Market
Missouri Botanical Garden

More than 120 food producers and crafters offer baked goods, fresh and dried flowers, herbs, handcrafted items, baskets, wooden toys, custom jewelry, and more. Enjoy live music and a kids’ corner with crafts and fall activities, too! Outdoors under tents, rain or shine. 6-9 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or visit mobot.org.



October 19, Kansas City
Jack-O-Lantern Festival
Powell Gardens

Fall festival celebration that includes hundreds of carved pumpkins and a variety of family-friendly activities. Free for garden members. Non-members admission: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 youth 5-12 years old, children 4 years old and under no charge. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call 816-697-2600 or visit powellgardens.org.

 

October 20, St. Louis
Cacti and Succulents
Missouri Botanical Garden

Marcia Tatroe presents Rockin’ with Cacti and Succulents & Going Beyond Alpines – Expanding Your Plant Palette hosted by the Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society and the Gateway Rock Garden Society. 10 a.m.-noon. Included with garden admission. For more information, visit mobot.org or call 314-577-0238.



October 20, Jefferson City
River City Fall Festival
River City Gardens

5th annual River City Fall Festival with gardening booths, food booths, wagon rides, live entertainment, and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. For more information, visit centralmissourimastergardener.org or call 573-295-6263.



October 27, St. Louis
All Hallows Eve
Missouri Botanical Garden

Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve with the spirit of Henry Shaw, garden founder, while sampling tastings from local distilleries, wineries, and breweries. Strut your costume, solve a murder mystery scavenger hunt, take the haunted tram tour, and dance the night away. Adults only. 6-9 p.m. For more information, visit mobot.org or call 314-577-0238.

 

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.