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

FUN FOR KIDS

November 1st and December 6th

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 6th

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

CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS

November 1st

10am—Amaryllis for Holiday Displays. Discover the best varieties, plus tips for growing, making flowers last and propagation . Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.

November 8th

10am-Noon—Community Gardening
: A Guide for Planning and Development of a Community. Garden
Speaker
 Gail Devilbliss, Master Gardener Coordinator, 
University of Illinois. 
Fairview Heights Senior Center (rear of Municipal Building, 10025 Bunkum Road, Fairview Heights, IL).

November 8th and 15th

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 9th

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. This year, the nursery is hosting the Webster Groves Historial Society’s Christmas Market. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves, MO, 63119.

1pm—Fashion Show Luncheon. Enjoy tableside modeling of boutique women’s wear and accessories along with a 3-course lunch. 20% off coupon on purchase of ladies’ items. Fundraiser for Drace Park Kropp Log Cabin Gardens and programs. Hosted by Town & Country Garden Club. $32. Call 314-276-9461 or pamjokerst@gmail.com to reserve your space. Dream House and Tea Room, 15425 Clayton Road at Kehrs Mill, Ballwin.

November 12th

5-7:30pm—Urban Vitality & Ecology: Nature as an Economic Developer. Part of the “Wild Ideas Worth Sharing” Speaker Series at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Monsanto Research Center, located at 4500 Shaw Avenue. Speakers from the design firms Axi:Ome LLC and SWT Design, and from the Great Rivers Greenway District will present the Art Walk “stitched landscape” design to connect theaters and institutions in Grand Center; the native plant-rich site design for the CORTEX science and technology district; and the Midtown Loop portion of Chouteau’s Greenway. Presented by Missouri Botanical Garden, Academy of Science St. Louis, and the City of St. Louis Office of Sustainability. Space is limited and online registration is required. Find details at www.BiodiverseCitySTL.org.

November 13th

1-4pm—Native Plant School: Control and ID of Invasive Species. $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 13th-14th

2-5pm Thurs., 10am-4pm Fri.—Celebrate St. Louis 250: A Standard Flower Show. Commemorating the 250th birthday of St. Louis. Hosted by the Garden Guild. Friendship Village, 15201 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017.

November 14th

7-11pm—Green Ball. Moonrise Hotel fifth 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) 577-5118 to purchase tickets.

November 15th

2pm—Concrete Leaf Make-N-Take. Perfect as a decoration for your home or for a great gift. $25 supply fee. Sign up as soon as possible this class fills up quickly! Call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

November 22nd and December 6th

10am-Noon—Wine Making, California Merlot. A multi-class series on steps in wine making. You can attend as many as you like. This class will cover filtering and back sweetening. A handout outlining each step in the process will be available. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

November 22nd through January 4th

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. $5 in addition to admission. Free to Garden Members.

Nov. 22nd-23rd, 26th-30th, Dec. 3rd-7th, 10th-14, 18th-Jan. 4th

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 22nd through January 4th

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 23rd

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, 6667 Route 158, Millstadt, IL, 62290. (618) 476-9600.

November 30th

9am-5pm—Christmas Open House. Super special discounts and a gift for stopping in. Santa will visit from noon-3pm. Bring your children and cameras for a great photo opportunity. Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd., (314) 843-4700.

December 2nd

6pm—Annual Potluck and Wreath-Making Holiday Event. The O’Fallon (IL) Garden Club invites you to attend our 1st Tuesday of the month event. Our annual Potluck & Wreath Making Holiday hands-on event on December 2nd at 6:00 pm at Rock Springs Park (1428 E 3rd Street). Bring your potluck, ribbons, containers or wreath forms and make a beautiful holiday arrangement for the Holiday season with Garden Club Members! Greenery and inspiration is supplied at no charge. All welcome. You can dig deeper on facebook at O’Fallon IL Garden Club or contact Parks and Recreation at 624-0139.

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 6th and 7th

10am-4pm – 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 6th and 13th  

1-3pm—Lunch With Santa. Lunch with Santa at Hillermann’s! Children are invited to have lunch, do some fun crafts and have pictures taken with Santa! YHTI Internet will take and print pictures for you to take home. Proceeds will benefit Loving Hearts Outreach. $10.00 per child. Please call to RSVP at 636-239-6729. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

December 29th

Noon-4pm—Kwanzaa: Festival of the First Fruits. Kwanzaa is a Swahili term that means “first fruits,” and this contemporary African-American holiday centers around the feast table of the harvest. A Kwanzaa ceremony highlights a day of storytelling, craft and jewelry displays, and authentic African drumming and musical performances. Missouri Botanical Garden, Ridgway Center, Monsanto Hall.