Upcoming Events

Give us the details of your upcoming gardening, lawn or landscaping event and we’ll add it here and include it in our next issue. Deadline for printing in  Jan./Feb. issue is Dec. 1st. If you miss that deadline for the print issue, send your information anyway, and we’ll add it here.


November 7th and December 5th

11am-2pm—Hillermann’s First Saturday Kids. Play in the garden and enjoy a FREE activity. November: Make a Bird Feeder; December: Make a Christmas Ornament. Hillermann Nursery & Florist (636) 239-6729. Hillermann.com.

December 5th and 12th

11am-1pm—Santa at Hillermann’s. The wonder and excitement only Santa can bring comes alive at Hillermann’s! As special guests, there will even be a couple of Santa’s reindeer on hand on December 5th only! Children are invited to experience the thrill of visiting with Santa and telling him their Christmas wishes. YHTI Internet will take and print pictures for you to take home. Children can enjoy holiday crafts and activities. In the giving spirit of the season, donations to Loving Hearts Outreach and Grace’s Place are requested for this event. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

December 5th

9 am—Holiday Decorating—Children’s Garden Club. FREE. Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center. 2651 Barrett Station Rd. (314) 966-0028.


November 6th

7-11pm—The Green Ball. Moonrise Hotel sixth annual Green Ball, to benefit the EarthWays Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Enjoy live music, creative cocktails and locally-sourced cuisine. Creative “green” attire is encouraged. Moonrise Hotel. Call (314) 577-0220 to purchase tickets.

November 7th

10am—Holiday Plants-Growing Tips for Colorful Displays. Discover the most beautiful holiday plants, with the best colors and forms. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.

November 8th

10am-5pm—Christmas Open House in Old Webster. Visit Rolling Ridge Nursery and all the other Old Webster retailers to celebrate the start of the Holiday Season. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves, MO, 63119.

November 10th

7-9pm—Tap Root Speakers Series. Guest Speaker Martin Goebel, Design Director, Production Manager at Geobel & Co. Furniture, will speak on “The Benefits and Challenges of Using Locally Sourced Hardwoods for High-End Furniture.” Sponsored by The Missouri Community Forestry Council. $10. Urban Chestnut Brewery—The Grove. Call 636-970-3000 to pre-register or register at the door.

November 12th

1-4pm—Native Plant School: Growing Native Trees and Shrubs for Acorns, Nuts and Berries. $15 ($12 Garden/SNR members). Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. For reservations or more information, call (636) 451-3512 or visit www.shawnature.org.

November 14th and December 5th

9-11am—Wine Making. A multi-class series on steps in wine making. You can attend as many as you like. Nov. 14th (Filtering and Back Sweetening), Dec. 5th (Bottling). A handout outlining each step in the process will be available. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

November 21st

10am and noon—Concrete Leaf Make-N-Take (10am) and Kokedama String Garden (noon). Create two Concrete Leaves that will make awesome accents in your flowerbeds. The forms will stay here to cure, and you can pick them up once they have set well ($25.00 supply fee). At noon, create a cool, trendy Kokedama (String Garden) planter that is low maintenance and can hang in your home ($20.00 supply fee). You are welcome to do one or both workshops. Call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

1pm—Winter Interest for Home & Yard. Join Evelyn Presley and Marian Benanati for some new ideas on preparing your home and yard for winter enjoyment. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

November 21st through January 3rd

9am-5pm—Gardenland Express. Annual holiday flower and train show features G-scale model trains traveling through a miniature landscape of living plants, surrounded by more than 500 colorful poinsettias and other flowers. Closed Christmas Day. Orthwein Floral Display Hall, Missouri Botanical Garden.

November 21st-December 18th

5-9:30pm—Garden Glow. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the Garden at night surrounded by a spectacle of unique light installations. Hundreds of thousands of lights will adorn some of the Garden’s most iconic locations including the Climatron®, Kaeser Memorial Maze, the Central Axis and Tower Grove House. Walkways will be transformed into an explosion of visual magic, while more traditional displays will delight crowds of all ages. Tickets are date-specific and sold in limited quantities. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.mobot.org/glow.

November 20th through January 3rd

9am-5pm—Holiday Wreath Auction. Featuring unique creations by some of the area’s finest floral designers. All wreaths are sold by silent auction bidding, with proceeds benefiting the Missouri Botanical Garden. Monsanto Hall, upper level of the Ridgway visitor center.

November 22nd

9am-4pm—Poinsettia Wonderland Open House. See the largest display of poinsettias in the area. Guided tours of the greenhouses from 10am-3pm. Visit with Santa, and enjoy Christmas carolers, holiday cookies and crafters. Proceeds from sales benefit Millstadt Optimist Youth Club. Millstadt Gardens and N.G.Heimos Greenhouses, 6667 Route 158, Millstadt, IL, 62290. (618) 476-9600.

November 28th and December 5th

10am—Holiday Outdoor Containers and Decorations Using Natural Elements. Learn how to use the bounty of your yard, along with seasonal ornaments and evergreen plants to create exquisite containers and decorations. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.

November 29th

9am-5pm—Christmas Open House. Super special discounts and a gift for stopping in. Bring your children and cameras for a great photo opportunity. Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd., (314) 843-4700.

December 6th

Noon-4pm—Chanukah: Festival of Lights. A traditional Jewish holiday celebration that includes festive Israeli music and dance, a menorah-lighting ceremony, and Chanukah merchandise provided by local vendors and the Garden Gate Shop. Ridgway Visitor Center. Missouri Botanical Garden.

December 5th and 6th

10am-5pm – Holiday Open House. Join Frisella’s for their annual Holiday Open House. Cafe Angelina will be providing complimentary baked goods and coffee. They have a large selection of Christmas trees (live and cut), pine roping, wreaths, live trimmings and holiday gifts for the gardener. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com, 636.798.2555.

10am-5pm—Holidays at Garden Heights. Open House, with cookies, cocoa and a visit from Santa. Garden Heights Nursery, 1605 Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights. (314) 645-7333, GardenHeights.com.

December 9th

Missouri Green Industry Conference. A continuing education opportunity for Green Industry Professionals. See page XX for details. Pre-registration deadline December 4th, noon.

December 19th

10am—Mini Garden Make-N-Take Workshop. Mini Gardens are a fun way to create a miniature landscape in a container. Create your own Mini Garden to take home. A container, plants and mini decor items are included in a $40.00 supply fee. Call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.