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 2017 issue is Dec. 1st. If you miss that deadline for the print issue, send your information anyway, and we’ll add it here.

FUN FOR KIDS

November 5th

9 am—Health and Tea—Children’s Garden Club. FREE. Museum of Transportation, Earl C. Lindburg Automobile Center. 3015 Barrett Station Rd.

November 5th and December 3rd

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

December 3rd  

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

December 3rd and 10th

11am-1pm—Pictures with Santa. The wonder and excitement only Santa can bring comes alive at Hillermann’s! Children are invited to experience the thrill of visiting with Santa and telling him their Christmas wishes. Pets are welcome as well! 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 10th

1-4pm—Saturday with Santa. Christmas Carols in the Garden. Whisper your Christmas wishes to Santa Claus, rub noses with Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, listen to festive holiday carols and enjoy a free ride with your friends and family to see holiday decor at the Tower Grove House and Kemper Center. Missouri Botanical Garden.

CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS

October 29 – November 6
Honeysuckle Sweep for Healthy Habitat. Got bush honeysuckle? GET RID OF IT! Biodiversity groups across St. Louis are joining forces again this fall to remove bush honeysuckle in a concentrated timeframe. Volunteer and learn how to effectively remove this invasive plant. Find an event near you at BiodiverseCitySTL.org. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/sustainability/sustainability/biodiversecity-st.-louis/honeysuckle-sweep-for-healthy-habitat.aspx

November 3rd

11am—Member Day: Holiday Decorating. Let the experts give you tips and tricks to deck your home for the holidays! Join us as Scott Hepper, Master Designer at Walter Knoll Florist, demonstrates the trends for making your house beautiful during the season. Many fun giveaways at this special Member Day! Open to MBG members only. Reservations required. Shoenberg Theater, Missouri Botanical Garden.

November 5th

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 6th

2-3pm— Stark Beauty: Appreciating Winter Landscapes. Join Frisella’s staff for a hands-on talk exploring the plants that shine during these cold, gray months. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

November 10th

1-4pm—Native Plant School: Grapevine Wreath Making. $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.

10am-2pm—Using Compost to Create Sustainable Landscape Sites. A discussion on the benefits of compost to creat sustainable landscapes and manage drought, stormwater and erosion. CEUs available to professionals. Free to attend, pre-registration required; contact Sara Ryan at sryan@stlcompost.com. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4651 Shaw Blv., St. Louis, MO 63110. Presented by Composting & Organics Association of Missouri.

November 12th-13th

9am-6pm—Holiday Open House at Potted Plant Garden Center. See all the unique garden centric gift ideas and sign up to join classes using fresh greens for indoor holiday arrangements and outdoor porch pots. See all the details at www.pottedplant.net . Potted Plant Garden Center, 1257 Cottleville Rd., Cottleville (636) 447-9000.

November 12th and December 10th

10am-noon—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. $5 fee per session. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, Hillermann.com.

November 13th

9am-5pm—Webster Groves Holiday Open House. A tradition in Webster Groves for over 25 years, it draws thousands of visitors every year from all around the Greater St. Louis area. This event is sponsored by the WG Trade Association, and many participating shops and businesses in historic downtown Webster Groves are open that day. There are refreshments in the stores, strolling carolers, Santa Claus, carriage rides, and a trolley to transport visitors around Webster. Be sure to stop by Rolling Ridge Nursery and visit with members of Webster Groves Horticultural Society. 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves.

November 17th

5-7:30pm—Elegant Evening Holiday Party. Join Hillermann’s staff for a special Holiday Celebration! Your RSVP is requested at 636-239-6729 by 11/14/15. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, Hillermann.com.

November 19th through January 1st

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 19th-January 1st

5-10pm—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. Family Night every Wednesday. Tickets are date-specific and sold in limited quantities. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.mobot.org/glow.

November 19th through January 1st

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 20th

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.

Noon-1pm—A Wintry Take on Containers. Join Marian Benanati for a fun filled demonstration on ways to decorate your planters, so you can enjoy them throughout the holiday season. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

2-3pm—Holiday Decorating for Hearth & Home. Join Frisella’s staff for some unique & picturesque ways to dress up your hearth and home this holiday season. Frisella Nursery, frisellanursery.com/events, 636.798.2555.

November 26th

10am—Advent Wreath Make-N-Take Workshop. Learn how to make an advent wreath to take home. $25 supply fee. Call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, Hillermann.com.

November 26th and December 3rd

10am (both dates) and 1pm (Nov. 26 only)—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 27th

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.

November 29th and December 6th

10am—Make and Take Holiday Containers. Create your own holiday porch pot with fresh cut, aromatic greens and seasonal decorations. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.

December 1st

10am—Christmas Door Wreath Make-N-Take Workshop. Learn how to make a 24-inch fresh evergreen Christmas wreath. $40.00 supply fee. Call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

December 3rd

9am-5pm—Customer Appreciation Day and Holiday Marketplace. Celebrating our customers with a fun day of sampling, shopping, refreshments and holiday cheer!  Just a few of the independent vendors participating; Two Men and a Garden, Shapfield Farms, Wildflower Wagon, Shaman Keys, Wood Hat Spirits, Weld Made Artworks, Dottie Q, WGHS Spirit wear and more + music by Holiday Uke. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves. (314) 962-3311.

11am-5pm – Holiday Open House. Join Frisella’s for their annual Holiday Open House. Caffe 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.

December 3rd and 4th

10am-5pm—Holidays at Garden Heights. Open House, with cookies, cocoa and a visit from Santa (11am-3pm). Garden Heights Nursery, 1605 Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights. (314) 645-7333, GardenHeights.com. FREE paperwhite bulbs with ad (see inside front cover).

December 7th

Missouri Green Industry Conference. Seven educational tracks and an informational vendor expo. The Educational tracks include ornamentals, lawn care & landscape, sports turf, equipment maintenance & safety, irrigation, golf, and pesticide recertification training for ornamentals and turf. Professionals from parks and rec, land care, irrigation, property management, golf course, sports fields, public or private facilities, large or small firms are encouraged to attend. St. Charles Convention Center. Go to mogic.org for details and pre-registration.

December 18th

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.