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Upcoming Events for Missouri

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March 9, St. Louis
Science and Sustainability Open House
Monsanto Center

Meet scientists, see displays highlighting plant collecting and visit one of the largest world herbarium collections with specimens gathered from around the globe dating back to the 1700s. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Further details can be found at and by calling  (314) 577-0888.  March 11 Springfield Home Garden Blueberries Springfield Botanical Center Greene County Master Gardeners share how to grow blueberries in a home garden, part of their Potting Shed University. Ages 18 years and up. $5 per person. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pay at the door registration opens at 5:30 p.m. For more details visit and call (417) 881-8909.  

March 11, Springfield
Spring Break in the Garden
Springfield Botanical Garden

Spend the week at the gardens with daily lectures at 1 p.m. for ages 5-12 years. Monday, Lake Walk; Tuesday, all about soils; Wednesday Japanese Garden Tour and Fish Printing; Thursday Container Herb Gardening for Kids and Friday Botanical Gardens Take Flight. Cost $5 per person per day or $15 for the week. To register, call (417) 891-1515. More details may be found at  March 16 Springfield  Orchid Show and Sale Springfield Botanical Center  The Springfield Orchid Society brings a juried display of beautiful, rare and exotic orchids. Orchids will also available to purchase. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All ages. Free admission to orchid show; prices vary per plant. For further details, call the Botanical Center at (417) 891-1515 and visit  

March 18, Springfield
Native Plant Landscaping
Springfield Botanical Center
This session covers how to landscape your home with native plants presented by Greene County Master Gardeners. Ages 18 years and up. $5 per person. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pay at the door registration opens at 5:30 p.m. For more details call (417) 881-8909 and check  

March 22, Eldon
Master Pollinator Steward Program
Eldon Central Bank

This lecture and hands-on series through April 26 covers information on insects, pollination, honey bees, native pollinators and conservation. Adults. Cost $90.  For further details, call (573) 369-2394 and visit  

March 25, Springfield
Great Perennials
Springfield Botanical Center
Greene County Master Gardeners discuss Heuchera and Heucherella, two excellent perennials for home gardens. Ages 18 years and up. $5 per person. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pay at the door registration opens at 5:30 p.m. You may find more information at and by calling 417) 881-8909.  

April 1, Springfield
The World of Daffodils
Springfield Botanical Center

As daffodils start blooming, Green County Master Gardeners lecture on the wonderful world of daffodils. Ages 18 years and up. $5 per person. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Pay at the door registration opens at 5:30 p.m. For more details check and call  (417) 881-8909.  

April 1, Springfield
Opening of Mizumoto Japanese Garden
Springfield Botanical Center

Stroll through the garden by yourself or for another $2 per person have a guide. Cost $4 for adults, free for children 12 years of age and under. Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more details, call (417) 891-1515 extension 2 and visit  

April 6, Kingsville
Frida Kahlo’s Garden
Powell Gardens

Kansas City premiere of Frida Kahlo’s Garden, a traveling exhibition featuring live music, cocktails, and food inspired by indigenous Mexican cuisine. Enjoy a performance by Kansas City playwright and actress Vanessa Severo, who portrays Frida Kahlo in Frida: A Self Portrait, a hands-on painting activity and an exhibition walk-through with chef Renee Kelly who will discuss the culinary side of Kahlo’s work. Cost $50 per person. Adults. Further details at (816) 697-2600 extension 209 and visit  

April 6, Springfield
Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
Springfield Botanical Center

Celebrate spring with the Springfield Sister Cities Association. Bring a kite to fly or build one with us. Enjoy Japanese and Mexican children’s crafts with free admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden as it reopens for the season. All ages. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission; $5 for kite-building kits. Call (417) 891-1515 and visit for further information.  

April 6, Springfield
Mini Zen Garden
Springfield Botanical Center

Create a tabletop or patio container garden of your own design that incorporates elements of a Japanese Garden. Ages 12 years and older. Cost $30. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pre-register by calling (417) 891-1515.  Check their website for more details at  

April 7, St. Louis
Garden Weekend
Missouri Botanical Garden

Meet Me (Outdoors) in St. Louis Garden Weekend April 7-8 features outdoor experiences, exhibitors, experts and more at Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve and the Butterfly House. Help re-open the Garden’s popular perennial experiences for 2018 - the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden and Tower Grove House. Admission rates apply. For more details, visit and call (314) 577-5100.  

April 11, Kingsville Sages
Frida Kahlo’s Garden
Powell Gardens

Learn the important influence of flora and fauna on Frida Kahlo’s art and daily life. Presented by Stephanie Fox Kanppe, Samuel Sosland curator of American Art at the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum, the presentation will cover biographical details and highlights of Kahlo’s fascinating career with special attention paid to her relationship with plants and their impact on her artistic expression. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $35 per person; includes a box lunch. Visit and call (816) 697-2600 extension 209 for more details.  

April 11, St. Louis
Annual Daffodil Show
Missouri Botanical Garden

Greater Daffodil Society annual show Thursday April 11 and Friday April 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All ages. Free. Requires Garden admission. For more information, visit  

April 13, Kingsville
Succulent Workshop
Powell Gardens

This hands-on opportunity will provide you with basic information about the identification, care, and propagation of various succulents. Using inspiration from the plants featured in the exhibition, Frida Kahlo’s Garden (on view exclusively at Powell Gardens) participants will design a small container to take home. $45 per person. Adults. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Further information can be found at (816) 697-2600 extension 209 and

April 19, Springfield
Full Moon Hike
Springfield Botanical Center

Experience the sounds of a spring garden under the moonlight with a guided tour with an interpreter. All ages. Free. Starts at 8 p.m. For further information, pre-register, call (417) 891-1515.  

April 21, St. Louis
Chinese Culture Days
Missouri Botanical Garden

Annual celebration features a Grand Parade with 70-foot dancing dragon, authentic regional cuisine, interactive dance and acrobatics. Special tours in the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden (the Chinese Garden) focus on the symbolism of many plant species and architectural details. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. $15 adults (ages 13+), $7 children (3 to 12), $7 members. Visit for more details and call (314) 577-5100.  

April 22, Springfield
22nd Annual Plant Sale
Springfield Botanical Center

Master Gardeners of Greene County hold their annual plant sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine. Call (417) 874-2963 for further details and check for a list of plants for sale.  

April 26, Springfield
Arbor Day Movie Night
Springfield Botanical Center

Free screening of “The Sandlot!” in the Peace through People outdoor amphitheater. Come early for information on the emerald ash borer, tree activities and take-a-ways. All ages. Starts at dark 7 p.m. For further information, call (417) 891-1515 and visit  

April 27, Springfield
Master Gardeners of Greene County Plant Sale
Botanical Center in Nathanael Greene Park

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM RAIN OR SHINE Come early to see our large selection of perennials, Missouri Natives, veggies, herbs, shrubs, trees, grasses and more at the at 2400 S. Scenic, Check our Website for an updated list of plants for sale, like us on FaceBook or call 417-874-2963 CASH - CHECK - CREDIT CARD  April 27 Webster Groves Annual Herb Sale First Congregational Church The Webster Groves Herb Society will holds its Annual Herb Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p p.m. Free admission. Locally grown herbs, natives and heirloom vegetables. For more information, visit

April 27, Troy
8th Annual Lincoln County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
University of Missouri Extension Center

8a.m.-1p.m. A variety of vegetables, annuals, perennials, natives and herbs will be offered, along with garden art. There will be a raffle basket filled with gardening supplies. For more information call 636-528-4613 or visit our Facebook page at


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