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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.



June


June 10, Vernon County
8th Annual Prairie Bioblitz
Stilwell Prairie

Volunteers will help map the prairie. Free. Visit grownative.org and call 888-843-6739.


June 15, Gladstone
Atkins-Johnson Farm Tour
6607 NE Antioch Road

The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City will guide tours starting at 6:30 p.m. through this small historic family farm. The grounds include an heirloom garden, apple orchard, and Big Shoal Cemetery. Free. Visit mggkc.org and call 816-665-4456.


June 17, Dixon
Glade Walk
Clifty Creek Natural Area

Mike Leahy, Missouri Department of Conservation Natural Areas coordinator, leads this informative nature walk. Free. Call 888-843-6739 and visit grownative.org.


June 24-25, St. Louis
17th Annual Pond-O-Rama
Various sites

This self-directed tour includes private gardens, each owned and maintained by St. Louis Water Gardening Society members. Costs $15 for June 24 and 25. For ticket locations, call 314-995-2988 and visit slwgs.org.


June 24, St. Louis
Tree Walk
Bellefontaine Center

Kyle Cheesborough, horticulture supervisor, leads this tree walk starting at 10 a.m. Limited to 45 participants. Free. To register, call 888-843-6739 and visit grownative.org.


June 24, Springfield

Butterfly Festival
Springfield Botanical Garden

This is a full day of kids’ crafts, educational classes, performances, and a caterpillar petting zoo. Presented by Friends of the Garden and Master Gardeners of Greene County. Free. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 417-891-1515 ext. 8 and visit friendsofthegarden.org.


June 25, Jefferson City
18th Annual Garden Tour
Five different sites

Sponsored by the Bittersweet Garden Club. Visit five beautifully landscaped gardens. Costs $10. From 12:30 to 5 p.m. Call 573-295-6435 and visit bittersweetgardenclub.com.

 

July

 

July 1, Kingsville
Booms and Blooms
Powell Gardens

Celebrate our nation’s independence with explosions of color and texture on the land and in the air at this popular annual event. From 2 to 10 p.m. Admission costs $12. Visit powellgardens.org and call 816-697-2600.

 

July 8, Springfield
Lilium Show
Springfield Botanical Garden

Learn more about the true lilies from the genus Lilium. Exhibits and artistic designs presented by the Ozark Regional Lily Society. Free. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.

 

July 8, Kingsville
Cooking Demo
Powell Gardens

Join Barb the Gardener in the Missouri Barn for a demo discussing “Herbs to Know and Grow.” From 2 to 2:30 p.m. Free with garden admission. Visit powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600.

 

July 10, Springfield
Lilies
Springfield Botanical Garden

Learn about lilies 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.

 

July 10, St. Louis
Infinite Iris
Missouri Botanical Garden

Horticulturist and Greater St. Louis Iris Society member Sara Neil will teach you the best techniques to care for irises and how best to combat iris pests and diseases. You’ll even walk away with your own iris from the garden. All materials provided. Please wear walking shoes. Adults only. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration ends July 10 at 3 p.m. Costs $33 members; $39 for non-members. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.

 

July 10, Springfield
Teddy Bear Picnic
Springfield Botanical Garden

Join in with your teddy bear in the shade of the walnut trees near Lake Drummond. Singing, dancing, and kids’ activities will be offered on National Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.

 

July 11, St. Louis
Combining Native Plants
St. Louis

Learn how to incorporate the top 10 native plants, shrubs, and trees for the St. Louis area into your landscape. Come prepared for a short walk. From 6 to 8 p.m. Adults only. Pre-registration ends at 4 p.m. July 11. Costs $28 for members; $34 for non-members. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.

 

July 13, Kingsville
Midsummer’s Night Cocktail Party
Powell Gardens

Discover the myths behind legendary creatures of this summer exhibit. The guided portion of the evening, exploring a portion of the nature trail, ends in the vineyard with a cash bar, snacks, and mingling with costumed guests in the garden displays. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. Costs $30; members get 10 percent off. Visit powellgarden.org, and call 816-697-2600.

 

July 15, Kingsville
Tropical Oasis Terrarium
Powell Gardens

Learn about tropical plants you can grow easily at home, take inspiration from the imaginative display in the Powell Gardens conservatory, and then create your own tropical terrarium to take home. From 10 a.m. to noon. Costs $47; members get 10 percent off. Visit powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600.

 

July 17, St. Louis
Delightful Daylilies
Missouri Botanical Garden

Horticulturist Sara Neil will discuss flower characteristics, including forms, colors, color patterns, as well as information on planting. Come prepared for a short walk. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adults only. Registration ends at 3 p.m. July 17. Costs $33 for members; $39 for non-members. Call 314-577-5100, or visit mobot.org.

 

July 18, Chesterfield
BUGJar Club
Butterfly House

Learn about a bug with an interactive storybook reading, and then create a habitat for your new BUGJar friend. For families with children ages 3 to 8 years old. Included with Butterfly House admission. Call 636-530-0076, and visit mobot.org.

 

July 22, Kingsville
The Edible Landscape
Powell Gardens

Learn about unique and commonplace native edibles and how to integrate them into the landscape. Native fruit plants and their cultivars (including gooseberries, pawpaws, persimmons and more) will be highlighted as well as the native understory of roots and shoots. Tastes of select native edibles and ideas for using them in food preparation will be shared. The day ends with a tour of the eastern part of the Heartland Harvest Garden. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs $85 and includes a boxed lunch; members get 10 percent off. Visit powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600.

 

July 22, St. Louis
Webster Groves Herb Society Display Missouri Botanical Garden
The Webster Groves Herb Society display will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free with garden admission. Call 314-577-5100, or visit mobot.org.

 

July 23, 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 Alex Pope of The Local Pig is the featured chef in July. From 5 to 8 p.m. Costs $125; members get 10 percent off. Visit powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600.

 

July 25, Chesterfield
BUGJar Club
Butterfly House

Learn about a bug with an interactive storybook reading, and then create a habitat for your new BUGJar friend. For families with children ages 3 to 8. Included with Butterfly House admission. Call 636-530-0076, and visit mobot.org.

 

July 25, St. Louis
Become Great Gardener
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn how to plant a diversity of annuals, perennials, and shrubs that will provide year-long color and interest. From 6 to 8 p.m. Adults only. Pre-registration ends 4 p.m. July 25. Costs $28 for members; $34 for non-members. Visit mobot.org, and call 636-530-0076.

 

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. m

 

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.