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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.

 

 

April

 

April 3, Springfield

Fairy Gardens
Springfield Botanical Garden

This University of Missouri Extension class is designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5, payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.
 

April 6, Springfield
Missouri Arbor Day Walk
Springfield Botanical Center

Join Katie Steinhoff Keith, center coordinator, at noon for this Arbor Day walk. Costs $5. For all ages. Visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.
 

April 10, Springfield
Herbs
Springfield Botanical Garden

This University of Missouri Extension class is designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5, payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.
 

April 17, Springfield
Shade Gardening
Springfield Botanical Center

This University of Missouri Extension class is designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5, payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Visit parkboard.org/botanical, and call 417-891-1515.
 

April 22, Webster Groves
Annual Herb Sale
First Congregational Church

There will be an extensive selection of herbs at this sale in the St. Louis metro area. Free, except for cost of plant purchases. From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit wgherbs.org or emailherbs@wgherbs.org.
 

April 22-23, St. Louis
Chinese Culture Days
Missouri Botanical Garden

Annual celebration features a Grand Parade with 70-foot dancing dragon, authentic regional cuisine, t’ai chi and acrobatics. Special tours in the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden (the Chinese Garden) focus on the symbolism of many plant species and architectural details. Please note: No trams, free hours or early morning walking hours on signature event weekends. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit mobot.org, and call 314-577-5100.
 

April 24, Springfield
Container Gardening
Springfield Botanical Center

This University of Missouri Extension class is designed to help you become a better gardener. Ages 18 years and up. Costs $5, payable at the door. At 5:30 p.m. Call 417-891-1515, and visit parkboard.org/botanical.
 

April 29, Independence
Plant Sale
Bass Pro Shop

Thousands of annuals and perennials will be for sale from Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City. From 8 a.m. until plants are sold out. Call 816-833-8733 and visit mggkc.org/our-projects/plant-sale.


April 29, Springfield
Plant Sale
Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center

Come to this plant sale on Saturday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Members of the Master Gardeners of Greene County gather plants to sell from their own gardens — and from the two city gardens that Master Gardeners maintain in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park and at the Xeriscape on South National — to sell at the annual MG plant sale. Members also grow popular and heirloom plants from seed for the sale. Features a large selection of perennials, Missouri natives, veggies, herbs, shrubs, trees, grasses and more. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. Held at the Botanical Center, Nathanael Greene Park, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield MO 65807. Visit mggreene.org/plantsale, or call 417-874-2963.

 

May

 

May 1, St. Louis
Orchid Photography Exhibit
Missouri Botanical Garden

Explore some of the many varieties of orchids in the garden's extensive collection through stunning photographs captured by volunteers. Free with admission. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 314-577-5100 and visit mobot.org.


May 5-6, Kingsville
Plant Sale
Powell Gardens

Offering unique edibles, herbs, and pollinator and butterfly plants. May 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free with admission: $12 for adults, $10 seniors over 60, and $5 for children 5 to 12 years old. Call 816-697-2600 and visit powellgardens.org.


May 6, Jefferson City
20th Annual Plant Sale
Jaycee Fairgrounds

Perennials, vegetables, herbs, native flowers, and more will be for sale. From 7 a.m. to noon. Call 573-619-5368 and visit centralmissourimastergardeners.org.


May 6-7, Kingsville
Fungi Festival
Powell Gardens

The Fungi and Fermentation Festival takes place May 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Costs $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 children ages 5 to 12. Visit powellgardens.org and call 816-697-2600.


May 6, Columbia
Native Plant Sale
Bass Pro Shop

Missouri Prairie Foundation native plant sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Visit grownative.org and call 888-843-6739.


May 6, Springfield

Iris Show
Springfield Botanical Center

Juried show of iris presented by the Iris Society of the Ozarks. Free. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 417-891-1515 ext. 2 and visit parkboard.org/274/Springfield-Botanical-Gardens.


May 6, Kansas City

Native Plant Sale
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center


The Missouri Prairie Foundation native plant sale will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Call 888-843-6739 and visit grownative.org.


May 7, Chesterfield
Fancy Tea Mommy and Me
Butterfly House

Learn about butterflies at this "can't miss" party. Reservations required; space is limited. Two tea times, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Visit mobot.org and call 314-577-5100.


May 7, Versailles
Plant Sale
1006 Newton

Grow and Glow Garden Club plant sale will start at 8:30 a.m. Call 660-489-2594 and visit sites.google.com/site/fgcmcentral/calendar-of-events.


May 13, Kingsville
Barn Dinner and Guest Chef
Powell Gardens

Each multi-course dinner will be prepared by a different guest chef and enjoyed during a relaxed evening in the gardens. Prepaid reservations of $125/person ($100/member) required. From 5 to 8 p.m. Visit powellgardens.org and call 816-697-2600.


May 13, Rolla
Plant Sale
Rolla Downtown Farmers’ Market

Phelps County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Visit extension.missouri.edu/phelps/gardeners and call 573-458-6260.


May 13-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.


May 13-14, Kingsville
Iris Weekend
Powell Gardens

Tour the iris beds at the height of their blooming May 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is garden admission. Details at powellgardens.org, and call 816-697-2600.


May 13, Macon
Plant Sale
Southside Farmers’ Market

Macon Flower and Garden Club will hold a plant sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details at sites.google.com/site/fgcmcentral/calendar-of-events or call 478-742-0921.


May 14, Kingsville
Mother’s Day Special
Powell Gardens

This will be a day full of activities for everyone. Cost is garden admission; mothers get in free. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit powellgardens.org and call 816-697-2600.


May 14, St. Louis
Mother’s Day Brunch
Missouri Botanical Garden

Plan a special brunch at Sassafras, the garden’s café. Advance reservations required. Costs $34.95 per adult, $15.95 per child ages 5 to 12 years old. Children under age 5 are admitted free. Call 314-577-0200 and visit mobot.org.


May 19-20, Laurie
Plant Sale
United Methodist Church

Sponsored by Lake Bloomers Garden Club, this sale takes place May 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. and May 20 from 8 a.m. to noon. Visit sites.google.com/site/fgcmcentral/calendar-of-events and call 573-374-1226.


May 19, Mountain View
Flower Show
Location to be determined

Horticulture and design entries will be accepted May 19 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. For location and details, call 417-764-3724 and visit mountainviewgardenclub.shutterfly.com.


May 20-21, Sainte Genevieve
Garden Walk
Various locations

The Garden Walk includes the annual garden tour, a plant sale, and other events. May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; plant sale starts at 9 a.m. May 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit greatriverroad.com/stegen/sgattract/springgarden.htm and call 573-883-7097.


May 20, Town and Country
Native Plant Sale
Whole Foods Market

Missouri Prairie Foundation will host its native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Visit grownative.org and call 888-843-6739.


May 27-October 22, Kingsville
Gardens of Myth
Powell Gardens

This special exhibit will be available May 27 through Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is garden admission. Visit powellgardens.org and call 816-697-2600.

 

June


June 3, Springfield
25th Anniversary Celebration
South National and Linwood

Master Gardeners of Greene County will host this 25th anniversary celebration at Xeriscape Garden. Call 417-881-8909 and visit mggreene.org/demonstration-gardens/xeriscape-garden.


June 3, St. Louis
Green Homes Festival
Missouri Botanical Garden

Presentations and demonstrations take place throughout the day to share the many ways that plants, air, water, soil, and energy sustain us. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with garden admission. Call 314-577-5100 and visit mobot.org.



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.

 

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.