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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.

 

 

Through January 1, St. Louis

Garden Glow
Missouri Botanical Garden

Stroll through the garden at night surrounded by lighting installations throughout the grounds. Open Wednesday through Sunday evenings from 5 to 10 p.m. – last entry 9 p.m. Costs $16 for adults (ages 13 and older), $12 for members, $10 children ages 3 to 12, $6 members’ children. Exhibit is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Exhibit ends Jan. 1, 2018. For more information, visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.



December



December 1, Gray Summit
Missouri’s Native Grape
Shaw Nature Reserve

Learn about Missouri’s native wine grape, the ‘Norton’, from its origins to its use in the wine industry today. Adults only. Pre-registration ends 8 a.m. Nov. 27. Costs $10 for members; $12 for non-members. From 6 to 8 p.m. Call 314-577-5100, and visit mobot.org for more information.



December 2, Springfield
Christmas at the Farmstead
Springfield Botanical Garden

Join volunteers at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas with carols and sweets. All ages. Free. From 1 to 3 p.m. For more details, call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.



December 6, St. Louis
Winter Container Gardening
Missouri Botanical Garden
Learn creative ways to jazz up your containers for the holidays using natural materials like evergreens, pine cones, and seedpods. Registration ends at 4 p.m. Dec. 1. For adults only. Costs $55 for members; $69 for non-members. From 10 a.m. to noon. More information is available at 314-577-5100, and mobot.org.



December 10, Springfield
Wreaths and Centerpieces
Springfield Botanical Garden

Create your own wreath or centerpiece with fresh greenery and dried natural ornaments from the garden. Registration required. For ages 12 years and up. Costs $25. From noon to 2 p.m. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical for more information.



December 14, Gray Summit
Native Landscaping
Shaw Nature Reserve

Learn how to select, arrange, install, and maintain native plants for optimal owner, neighbor, and wildlife satisfaction. Adults only. Pre-registration ends 8 a.m. Dec. 11. Costs $14 for members; $17 for non-members. From 1 to 4 p.m. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100 for details.



December 22, Springfield
Christmas Gift and Decoration Making
Springfield Botanical Garden

Come in anytime to see what you can create from dried materials from the garden. Choose from dried flowers, cones, and pods to make ornaments, table decorations, wall hangings and more. Paints, ribbons, and accessories included. All ages. Costs $5 per participant. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information at parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.

 

January

 

January 1, St. Louis
Garden Glow
Missouri Botanical Garden

This evening event features more than a million holiday lights. For all ages. Includes admission to Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train show. Costs $18 adults; $10 kids; discounts for members. From 5 to 10 p.m. Visit mobot.org/glow, and call 314-577-5100.



January 4, Kansas City
Festival of Lights
Powell Gardens

See more than 10 miles of botanically-themed lit displays through five of the seven themed gardens. Includes a variety of holiday activities. From 3 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 7. Costs $12 adults; $5 children ages 5 to 12 years old; children ages 4 and under free. Seniors aged 60 and more $10. Visit powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600 ext. 209.



January 8, St. Louis
Composting 201
Missouri Botanical Garden

Review composting basics, demonstrate unique ways to build DIY composting systems for your home, and troubleshoot your composting problems. Participants are encouraged to bring photos or videos of their current compost system to the class. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Costs $30 members; $35 non-members. Adults only. Preregister by 12 a.m. Jan. 1. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.



January 11, Gray Summit
Gardening with Native Plants
Shaw Nature Reserve

Topics include techniques for planting, transplanting, weeding, mulching, watering, pruning, deadheading, and eco-friendly turf maintenance. Adults only. From 1 to 4 p.m. Costs $14 members; $17 non-members. Preregister by 8 a.m. Jan. 8. Call 314-577-5100, and visit mobot.org.



January 13 St. Louis
Garden Book Club
Missouri Botanical Garden

January’s book is The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors by David George Haskell. From 10:30 a.m. to noon. Adults only. Costs $21 members; $28 non-members. Preregister by 3 p.m. Jan. 12. Details at 314-577-5100, and mobot.org.



January 20, St. Louis
Growing Annuals from Seeds
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn which annuals are the easiest to grow and the proper techniques to be successful, including soilless media, containers, watering, lighting, and transplanting. Take home annual seeds to get started. From 10 a.m. to noon. Adults only. Costs $28 members; $34 non-members. Preregister by 4 p.m. Jan. 19. Details at mobot.org, and 314-557-5100.



January 20, St. Louis
Organic Vegetable Gardening
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn about site selection, soil preparation, vegetable suggestions, and general organic gardening techniques. You will have a chance to plant some early seeds to take home. From 10 a.m. to noon. Adults only. Costs $33 members; $40 non-members. Preregister by 3 p.m. Jan. 19. Details at 314-557-5100, and mobot.org.



January 20, St. Louis
Tropical Trek
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn about tropical plants, the rainforest ecosystem, and ways to help with conservation. For ages 6 to 12 years old. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free for members; $3 for non-members with cost of admission. Walk-ins welcome. Preregister by 11:59 a.m. Jan. 20. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-557-5100.

 

February



February 2, Gray Summit
Natural Valentines
Shaw Nature Preserve

Start with a story, take a short hike in the wildflower garden to find hidden redbud “hearts,” warm up with hot chocolate, and make Valentines. For families with kids aged 3 to 10 years old. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Costs $7 members; $9 non-members. Preregister by noon Jan. 29. Call 314-577-5100, and visit mobot.org.



February 2, St. Louis
A Plant’s Life
Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden is starting an ambitious plan of tracking the life of plants to show how they change over time. Learn how you can help. From 9 to 11 a.m. Adults only. Costs $28 members; $34 non-members. Preregistration ends at 4 p.m. Feb. 1. Details at mobot.org, and 314-577-5100.



February 3-28, St. Louis
Orchid Show
Missouri Botanical Garden

This is a once-a-year opportunity to see hundreds of fragrant winter-blooming orchids displayed among tropical plants. Costs $5. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.



February 10, Gray Summit
Valentine’s Night Hike
Shaw Nature Reserve

You will have the opportunity to see the constellations and planets using our telescope – weather permitting. After the hike, there will be hot beverages and desserts to share. From 7 to 10 p.m. Adults only. Costs $24 members; $29 non-members. Preregister by 8 a.m. Jan. 26. Visit mobot.org, and call 314- 577-5100.



February 16, Gray Summit
Winter Tree Identification
Shaw Nature Reserve

Learn to identify a tree without its leaves. By the end of the program, you’ll be able to easily identify a minimum of 10 native trees. From 10 a.m. to noon. Adults only. Costs $7 members; $9 non-members. Preregister by 8 a.m. Feb. 9. Call 314-577-5100, and visit mobot.org.



February 24, St. Louis
Small Space Gardening
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn about the types of trees, shrubs, ground covers, and perennials that grow well in a small environment, as well as growing techniques, including vertical and container gardening. From 10 a.m. to noon. Adults only. Costs $28 members; $34 non-members. Preregister by 4 p.m. Feb. 23. Call 314-577-5100, and visit mobot.org.



February 24, St. Louis
Organic Heirloom Vegetables
Missouri Botanical Garden

Learn how to select heirloom vegetables, grow them using organic methods, and harvest them properly. Seed saving tips are also included. From 10 a.m. to noon. Adults only. Costs $33 members; $40 non-members. Preregister by 3 p.m. Feb. 23. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.

 

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.