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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.

 

 

Through August 13, St. Louis
Craig Mitchel Smith Exhibit
Missouri Botanical Garden

From May 13 to August 13, Missouri Botanical Garden will feature an exhibit of Floral Glass Artist Craig Mitchel Smith. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For tickets, visit mobot.org/glass and call 314-577-5100.



July 29, Kingsville
15th Annual Native Butterfly Count
Powell Gardens

Join the 15th Annual North American Butterfly Association butterfly count. This count helps track butterfly populations across the country and makes a significant contribution to the understanding and conservation of wild butterflies. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 816-697-2600 ext. 304, or email lburton@powellgardens.org to make reservations. Gate admission plus $3 fee will be collected at the event. Visit powellgardens.org.

 

July 30, Kingsville
Dragonfly Day
Powell Gardens

Join Betsy Betros, author of a Photographic Field Guide to Butterflies in the Kansas City Region, in the Education Building to learn about dragonfly species, habitat, and behavior. You will also receive special training to capture wild dragonflies around the pond near the education building. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Costs $10 per person. Visit powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600.

 

August

 

August 1, Columbia
Grow Native! Workshop
MU South Farm

This is an outdoor educational event for landscape professionals, landowners, and landscape enthusiasts. From 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 888-843-6739, or visit grownative.org.

 

August 4-6, Kingsville
Festival of Butterflies
Powell Gardens

Celebrate butterflies at this event. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 4, 5, and 6. Costs $12 admission. Visit powellgardens.org, or call 816-697-2600.

 

August 5-6, St. Louis
Iris Society Plant Sale
Missouri Botanical Garden

Shop iris plants from the garden’s displays on Aug. 5 and 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the Greater St. Louis Iris Society will be on hand to give plant care advice and share information. Free with garden admission. Call 314-577-5100, or visit mobot.org.

 

August 5, Gray Summit
Wildflower ID
Shaw Nature Preserve

Learn to identify wildflowers and native grasses, and learn about their habitats. Includes moderate hiking; wear walking shoes. Bring a notebook and something to write with. From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Adults only. Pre-registration ends at noon July 31. Costs $18 members: $22 non-members. Visit mobot.org, and call 636-451-3512.

 

August 5, Kingsville
Butterfly University
Powell Gardens

Spend the day discovering the many species of local butterflies and their host plants, explore the tropical butterfly exhibit with Powell Gardens staff, learn to design a home butterfly garden, and pick up tricks on caterpillar rearing. From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs $75 per person. Call 816-697-2600, and visit powellgardens.org.

 

August 11-13, Kingsville
Festival of Butterflies
Powell Gardens

Celebrate butterflies at Powell Gardens on Aug. 11, 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Costs $12 admission. Call 816-697-2600, and visit powellgardens.org.

 

August 12, Kingsville
Learn About Lepidoptera
Powell Gardens

Enjoy hands-on activities, special performances, and a butterfly parade. Children and adults alike can make their own butterfly wings to wear ($5 per person), or build an insect hotel to take home ($5 per person). From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Festival admission and parking fees apply. Visit powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600.

 

August 12, Kingsville
Cooking Demo
Powell Gardens

Join Barb the Gardener in the Missouri Barn for “The Wonderful World of Tomatoes.” From 2 to 2:30 p.m. Free with Powell Gardens admission. Visit powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600.

 

August 14, Springfield
Dwarf Conifers
Springfield Botanical Garden

Learn about dwarf conifers at this Master-Gardener-taught, outdoor learning session. Costs $5. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.

 

August 19, Springfield
Dig and Divide Hosta Seminar
Springfield Botanical Garden

Meet with the Greater Ozarks Hosta Society to learn how you can multiply your plant count by plant division and learn the proper techniques for a successful hosta garden. From 10 a.m. to noon. Cost varies per plant. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.

 

August 19, Springfield
Master Gardeners’ Advanced Topics Symposium
Springfield Botanical Garden

Come to this Master-Gardener-hosted symposium for morning educational sessions, and botanical garden tours in the afternoon. Call 417-881-8009, and visit extension.missouri.edu.

 

August 20, St. Louis
Orchid Auction
Missouri Botanical Garden

New cultivars and old favorites are sold by the area’s top orchid growers, who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information. From noon to 5 p.m. Free with garden admission. Call 314-577-5100, or visit mobot.org.

 

August 26, St. Louis
Herb Society Display
Missouri Botanical Garden

The Webster Groves Herb Society welcomes all garden visitors to stop by their display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free with garden admission. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.

 

August 26, Chesterfield
Basic Composting
Butterfly House

This class covers composting basics, bin design, how to construct a home composting system, cold-weather composting, and more. Participants will take away a kitchen compost waste collector to store scraps until they are ready to transfer them to their new compost systems. All materials provided. Wear walking shoes. Adults only. From 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration ends 5 p.m. Aug. 25. Costs $35 for members; $45 non-members. Call 636-530-0076, and visit mobot.org.

 

August 27, Kingsville
Missouri Barn Dinner
Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens’ Missouri Barn Dinner series features exclusive evenings with unique menus created by talented chefs from Kansas City and the surrounding areas. Chef Calvin Davis of Freshwater is the featured chef in August. From 5 to 8 p.m. Costs $125; members get 10 percent off. Visit powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600.

 

September

 

September 5, St. Louis
Japanese Garden Photo Exhibit
Missouri Botanical Garden

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of Seiwa-en with stunning images taken by garden volunteers showcasing the history and year-round seasonal beauty of the garden’s 14-acre Japanese Garden. Free with garden admission. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 314-577-5100, or visit mobot.org.

 

September 9-10, St. Louis
Gesneriad Show and Sale
Missouri Botanical Garden

The Gateway West Gesneriad Society Show and Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free with garden admission. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100 for further details.

 

September 10, Kansas City
Grandparents’ Day
Powell Gardens

Treat your grandparents to a visit of Powell Gardens, and get $2 off admission for the day. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more details, visit powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600.

 

September 16, Kansas City
Plant Sale
Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center

The Missouri Prairie Foundation will hold its native plant sale featuring native plants for all settings. Free admission. From 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details, call 888-843-6739, and visit moprairie.org.

 

September 23, Louisiana
Native Tree Walk
Dupont Forest Natural Area

The Missouri Prairie Foundation will host its native tree walk with Eric Lovelace, from Forrest Keeling Nursery. Free. At 10 a.m. For further information, visit moprairie.org, and call 888-843-6739.

 

September 23, Kansas City
Savage Gardens
Powell Gardens

See a display of carnivorous plants and spooky jack-o’-lanterns along with mums and other fall favorites. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission costs apply. Call 816-697-2600, and visit powellgardens.org.

 

Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, St. Louis
Dahlia Show
Missouri Botanical Garden

The Greater St. Louis Dahlia Society Show showcases new cultivars and old favorites. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free with garden admission. For more information, call 314-577-5100, or visit mobot.org.

 

September 30, St. Louis
Herb Display
Missouri Botanical Garden

The Webster Groves Herb Society will present an herb display, which is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free with garden admission. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100 for further details.

 

September 30, 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 is available inside and outside. For more information, call 314-577-0238, and visit mobot.org.

 

October

 

October 1, 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 is available inside and outside. For more information, visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-0238.

 

October 6, Gray Summit
Grow Native Workshop
Shaw Nature Reserve

Learn how to restore oak-hickory woodlands and manage invasive bush honeysuckle. Sponsored by Missouri Prairie Foundation. Free. At 9 a.m. For more details, call 888-843-6739, and visit grownative.org.

 

October 6-8, St. Louis
Best of Missouri
Missouri Botanical Garden

At the “Best of Missouri” more than 120 food producers and crafters will 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. Events are held outdoors under tents, rain or shine. Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-0238 for more information.

 

October 9, Springfield
Garden Journaling
Springfield Botanical Garden

This Master Gardeners’ outdoor learning session will focus on lilies. Costs $5. From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.

 

October 14, Cole Camp
Evening on the Prairie
Cole Camp

This event will follow the Missouri Master Naturalist’s Prairie Day. Includes activities for all ages. Free. At noon. For more details, visit moprairie.org, and call 888-843-6739.

 

October 21, Jefferson City
River City Fall Festival
River City Gardens

The 4th Annual River City Fall Festival will feature gardening booths, food booths, wagon rides, live entertainment and more. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. For more details visit centralmissourimastergardener.org, and call 573-295-6263.

 

October 22, Springfield
Live Concert
Springfield Botanical Garden

Patrick Mureithi performs at the new Peace Through People Pavilion in Springfield. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. At 3 p.m. Free admission; $10 donation suggested per person. For further details, visit parkboard.org, and call 417-864-1049.

 

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.