Upcoming Events

 

Give us the details of your upcoming gardening, lawn or landscaping event and we’ll add it to our website and include it in our next issue. Deadline for printing in September issue is August 1st. If you don’t make that deadline, send the information anyway, and we’ll post it on this page.

GARDEN CLUBS AND PLANT SOCIETY MEETINGS

Interested in Joining a Garden Club or Plant Society? We have meeting dates, locations and contact information on more than 50 area garden clubs on our website at www.GatewayGardener.com. Don’t have access to the internet? Just call us at (314) 968-3740, or write us at PO Box 220853, St. Louis, MO 63122, and we’ll get the information to you. So share your joy for gardening and join a garden club or favorite plant society today!

FUN FOR KIDS

July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th

10-11am—Summer Kids’ Camp. Make a Floral Arrangement (July 5th, $10), Make a Mini Garden (July 12th, $15), Make a String Garden (July 19th, $10), and join the Kids Healthy Living Summer Series (July 26th). Supply fee is per child. Please call 636-239-6729 to sign up. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, www.hillermann.com.

July 8th

9 am-Children’s Garden Club. St. Louis Roots and Flowers by Wire, by Walter Knoll. FREE. Jefferson Barrack Park, Telephone Museum, #20 Hancock Ave.. Hosted by St. Louis County Parks and Recreation.

Aug. 5th

9 am- Children’s Garden Club. Project Pollinator. FREE. Greenscape Gardens, 2832 Barrett Station Rd. Call 314-821-2440, GreenscapeGardens.com.

CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS

Now through August 13th

Garden of Glass: The Art of Mitchell Smith. Experience the Garden’s Climatron® conservatory like never before as it blooms with 30 larger-than-life fused glass works of art by Craig Mitchell Smith. All summer long, see colorful glass orchids, orange blossoms, dandelions and more flourishing amid the lush, tropical setting of the Climatron. Visit Mobot.org for hours, ticket information and other details. Missouri Botanical Garden.

June 30th-July 2nd

2-5pm Fri., 9am-5pm Sat., 9am-3pm Sun.—North American Lily Society Show. The Lily Show display is free and open to the public for viewing at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, 191 Westport Plaza. After enjoying the Lily Show on Saturday morning at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, visitors can drive to the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG). Included in admission to the MBG is a lecture by Dr. Peter Zale, renowned modern-day plant hunter and current Curator and Plant Breeder at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. Dr. Peter Zale will speak on “Lily Species Around the World and in Cultivation”. The lecture will be on July 1, 1:30-2:30pm in the Shoenberg Auditorium at the MBG.

July 1st

11am-5pm—Daylily Daze. See hundreds of blooms on display, inside, and share the space with daylily experts and enthusiasts. All attendees can vote for their favorite blooms to win People Choice honors and awards will be given to exhibitors at 4:30pm. Organizers expect to display over 400 blooms both on and off-scape, in addition to the ones that will be blooming outside in the renowned Jenkins Daylily Collection at MOBOT. Missouri Botanical Garden Ridgway Center.

10am—High Impact for Small Spaces. Learn about the ideal shrubs, trees and perennials, along with ideas to create a sense of uniqueness for your small spaces. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

July 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, Aug. 1st, 8th, 16th, 22rd and 29th

10am-Noon—Herbs & Heirlooms Tuesdays. Connect with some of the oldest friends of mankind: herbs. Drop in to explore the culinary, sensory, beauty and uses for the herb featured each week. The first 150 participants will pot an herb to take home and receive a plant profile sheet with care tips and ways to use your new plant. Missouri Botanical Garden in the Herb Garden, weather permitting. Included with Garden Admission. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.mobot.org.

July 8th

10am—Herb Make-N-Take Workshop. Learn about the benefits of herbs and create your own make-n-take herb garden. $30.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to register. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

July 8th-9th

9am-5pm—Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale. Choose from a wide array of cacti and succulents shown and sold by the area’s top growers, including thousands of rare specimens and starter plants priced from $2. Cactus Society members will be on hand to answer questions and give plant care advice. Missouri Botanical Garden, Beaumont Room. Entry included with Garden admission. www.hscactus.org.

July 9th

10am—Long Blooming Shade Perennials for Exceptional Color. Discover the showiest, longest blooming, heaviest producing shade perennials available. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

July 12th

7-9pm–Native Trees: a Distilled Tale. Part of the 2017 Tap Root Series presented by the Missouri Community Forestry Council. Gary Hinegardener, Proprietor of Wood Hat Spirits discusses how he makes spirits out of native trees and shrubs. Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest, Maplewood. $10 donation requested.

July 13th

1-4 pm—Native Plant School: Gardening for Wildlife. Learn what you can plant that will look good in your home landscape and bring birds and butterflies to your yard. Session includes hands-on tours and demonstrations. Audience participation encouraged. $17 ($14 Garden members). Joseph H. Bascom House at Shaw Nature Reserve. For reservations or more information, call (636) 451-3512 ext. 0 or visit www.shawnature.org.

July 15th

9-10am –Gateway Greening Demonstration Garden Tour. Learn about some of the growing techniques used in St. Louis urban gardening. 3841 Bell Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108. $5 Suggested donation.

10-11am –Compost Bin Construction Workshop. Learn how to build a 3-bin compost bin with Garden Program Manager Dean Gunderson. Gateway Greening Carriage House, 3815 Bell Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108. $5 Suggested donation.

10am—Leaf Making Class. $25 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to register. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

July 15th and 29th

10am—Maintaining Perennials and Rejuvenating Your Summer Garden. Learn aggressive pruning techniques that will help you achieve strong, more compact plants and many more blooms in your garden. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

July 19th

6:30-7:30pm–Pints ‘n’ Plants: Permaculture. Permaculture is the practice of designing to mimic natural patterns and relationships, working with nature not against it. Jason Gerhardt of Real Earth Designs will talk about how to implement these principles in an urban environment. Urban Chestnut Bierhall in The Grove. 4485 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110. $5 Suggested donation.

July 22nd and Aug. 26th

10am-2pm—Webster Groves Herb Society Display. Missouri Botanical Garden. Free with Garden admission.

July 24th

9am-5pm—Henry Shaw’s Birthday. Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw’s 215th birthday celebration. Admission is free for all visitors. Missouri Botanical Garden.

July 29th

8:30-9:30am–Gateway Greening Urban Farm Tour. Come tour the largest urban farm in a US downtown, and learn about how we grow 8 tons of food per year on 2.5 acres. 2200 Pine St, St. Louis, MO 63103. $5 Suggested donation.

10-11am–Right Tool for the Job Workshop. Using the right tool for the job is the first rule of working harder not smarter. Outreach Manager Matt Even will cover the best tools for urban growers. Gateway Greening Urban Farm, 2200 Pine St, St. Louis, MO 63103. $5 Suggested donation.

August 2nd-6th

Noon-11pm—Washington Town & Country Fair. Several events are scheduled of interest to gardeners and flower lovers. Aug. 2nd-3rd, Noon-11pm, Flower, Houseplant and Garden Produce Show. Aug. 4th-6th, Noon-11pm, Fairy Garden & Flower Design Show. Aug. 4th, 9-11am, “Learn to Make a Flower Design”. Pre-registration required for class, bring a flower clipper, other supplies and flowers provided. Call (520) 237-9151. Washington Missouri Fairgrounds, Exhibitor Building, 201 Grand Ave., Washington, MO. Events are FREE with Fair admission.

August 5th

10-11am–Herbs Workshop. Herbs are high value garden crops. Learn the essentials of growing, harvesting, and preserving so that you can enjoy your herbs all year round. Gateway Greening Demonstration Garden, 3841 Bell Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108. $5 Suggested Donation.

10am—Hot Summer Survivors. Discover the best, long blooming hybrid perennials, shrubs, and grasses along with the toughest wildflowers for St. Louis summers. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

1-2:30pm–Preserving Perfect Picks. Join Brigitte Zettl of Crown Valley Organics and learn how to extract the medicinal properties of plants, and observe first-hand how to prepare canned delights like melon rind preserves and fermented cucumber. Saint Louis Science Center Grow Exhibit. 5050 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110. $5 Suggested Donation.

8am-noon—Mid-Ilinois Annual Iris Sale. West Coast and member-grown iris rhisomes. Color historics and fancy moderns. Caseyville Township Senior Center, 10001 Bunkum Rd., Fairview Hts. IL.

Aug. 5th-6th

9am-5pm—Greater St. Louis Iris Society Show and Sale. New cultivars and old favorites are shown by the area’s top growers, who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. Missouri Botanical Garden, Ridgway Visitor Center. Included with Garden admission. www.mobot.org.

Aug. 8th

10am—Let’s Make a Terrarium. We’ll provide all the supplies along with an experienced terrarium tutor to guide you through the process. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. Reservations required, $45 supplies fee. Call (314) 965-3070.

Aug. 12th

10am—To Prune or Not to Prune. Learn the correct timing and techniques to prune the various hydrangea cultivars and other shrubs for maximum blooming. Rejuvenating tired old shrubs will also be discussed.Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

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. $30.00 supply fee. Please call 636-239-6729 to register. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

August 16th

6:30-7:30pm–Pints ‘n’ Plants: Edible Perennials. Most of the foods that we grow to eat are annual, But there are several perennial plants – plants with the lifespan of several years to decades – that we often overlook. Gateway Greening Garden Manager Dean Gunderson highlights the benefits of perennial crops. Urban Chestnut Bierhall in The Grove. 4485 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110. $5 Suggested donation.

August 19th

10-11am–Cold Frame Construction Workshop. Learn how to build cold frames for the garden with Garden Program Manager Dean Gunderson. Gateway Greening Carriage House, 3815 Bell Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108. $5 Suggested donation.

9am-5pm—Missouri Botanical Garden Daylily Association Sale. Choose from a wide array of new cultivars and old favorites from the area’s top growers, who will be on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization. Proceeds benefit the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Aug. 19th and 22nd

10am—Best Fall Gardening Tips. Discover which varieties are flowering along with the garden practices that will produce the longest-blooming, heaviest producing plants and more. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

August 20th

Noon-5pm—The Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis Annual Orchid Auction. Missouri Botanical Garden in the Beaumont Room. Hundreds of orchids at great prices. Silent auctions and sale tables. Free parking. For more information, please contact Tom & Judy Evans at 314.878.4055 or tom@judyandtomevans.com.

August 26th

9-10am–Urban Ag Infrastructure. Learn about what makes an urban farm a functional farm with former Farm Manager Rachel Deffenbaugh. 2200 Pine St, St. Louis, MO 63103. $5 Suggested donation.

10am—Naturally Beautiful Gardens With Missouri Native Plants. Learn about Missouri native plants and techniques needed to create and maintain a lovely native plant garden. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.

Home Grown Farm Tour, Fete and Field Dinner. This year there are 8 Washington County farms and venues to visit and the all new Farm Fete with up to 20 vendors with local products at Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard. The Field Dinner start at 5:30 with local cheeses and homemade sausages and of course Edg-Clif wine cocktails. Call Debby at 573-438-8555 for dinner reservations.

Aug. 29th

10am—Spread the Wealth, Propagating Perennials. Learn the basics of plant division, stem cuttings, along with other techniques of plant propagation. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070.