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FUN FOR KIDS
9am—Children’s Garden Club-Growing in the Garden. FREE, no reservations required, everyone welcome. Sherwood’s Forest Nursery & Garden Center, 2651 Barrett Station Rd., (314) 966-0028.
First Saturday Kids. Bring the kids anytime between 11am-2pm to play in the greenhouse to make a bag of Bird Nesting Material. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
Great Green Adventures: Spectacular Spring! Search for the first signs of spring as the Garden starts to wake up. For children ages 6 to 12 with an adult. Great Green Adventures are held the third Saturday of every month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. Meet at the Children’s Garden Ticket Fort. $3 per child. Missouri Botanical Garden.
9am-4pm—Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden: A Missouri Adventure Seasonal Reopening. Two fun-filled days of hands-on activities. Work with staff to help plant our new edible garden and pot an edible plant to take home. Make a seed packet to start your own home garden. Visit with Finn, the Children’s Garden frog mascot, and get your cheek painted with fantastic art. The Children’s Garden.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Presented by Macy’s Foundation. Missouri Botanical Garden.
CLASSES, LECTURES AND EVENTS
Through Mar. 22nd
9am-5pm— Annual Orchid Show. “Orchids and their Pollinators.” Features 800 blooming orchids from one of the world’s premier orchid collections. The Orchid Show is the only time of year when a vast, rotating selection of orchids from the Garden’s collection is available for public viewing. Orthwein Floral Display Hall at Missouri Botanical Garden. Garden admission plus $5; free for Garden members.
Feb. 26th-Mar. 1st
Annual Builders Home and Garden Show. The St. Louis Builders Home & Garden Show is one of the largest consumer home show in North America. Approximately 400 exhibitors fill more than 400,000 sq. ft. of America’s Center in downtown St. Louis! The show has been in existence for more than 35 years and is the place for area consumers to see, touch, compare and buy everything they need for their homes and gardens. The Builders Home and Garden Show is actually 6 complete shows in one – Lawn and Garden, Pool and Spa, Green Products, Kitchen & Bath, Interior Design and Building Products. This year’s show features 5 fantastic gardens that will inspire you to create the yard and garden of your dreams. In addition to the magnificent landscapes, you will find lawn decorations, mowers and equipment, hardscape materials, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, nurseries, fencing, decking, playground equipment, plants, trees, shrubs and lawn and landscape services. The Lawn & Garden Showcase is also home to a number of presentations by gardening experts on a variety of topics, as well as the Children’s Garden Club, where kids can create free make-and-take projects. There is also the annual Flower Show Competition. Plus, ride a giant ferris wheel, and take some of the most popular John Deere lawn and garden equipment for a spin.
9am-12:30pm–Dig In: A Gardening Seminar. We’re kicking off the 2015 gardening year with our third annual Dig In: A Gardening Seminar at the University of Missouri Extension Center of St. Charles County. Three sessions will be held with three topics offered each session. Registrants will choose a topic for each session for a total of three hours of instruction. $25 (nonrefundable) for registration received by February 20; $30 for late and at-the-door registration. Visit http://extension.missouri.edu/stcharles/digin.aspx to view the schedule of topics and details. Call 636-970-3000 to register for the seminar. All major credit cards accepted.
9am-5pm–Partners for Native Landscaping. A workshop for homeowners offering information and resources on how to landscape with native plants for greener communities. Topics include how to garden for birds and pollinators, cope with invasive species, develop and maintain a rainscape, garden for monarch butterflies and more. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Register online at www.stlouisaudupon.org/PNL.
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.– Garden Reuse: Cold Frames. Grow vegetables throughout the seasons! Matt, Community Educator at Gateway Greening, will discuss the proper usage of cold frames and how to get a jump start on growing your garden. Jenny Murphy, Director of Perennial, will then lead the class step-by-step through building a cold frame. Participants will learn basic hand tool knowledge while building their own simple cold frame from salvaged materials to take home to their gardens. $45 + $10 materials fee. Last day to register: Monday, February 23rd.
10am-2pm—Hillermann’s Farmers’ Market Opens. – The Farmers’ Market will be open every Thursday and Friday. Shop the vendor booths on our parking lot for local grown and made products. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
2pm and 7pm—Design with Missouri Native Plants. Monica Barker, Native Landscape Solutions, guest speaker at Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd. (314) 843-4700. FREE.
Washington Home, Garden and Outdoor Show. Visit the Hillermann booth at the Washington Home Show in the Washington City Auditorium. New items and ideas in gardening, landscaping, equipment and more. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
10am-2pm—Webster Groves Herb Society Workshop. Members from the WGHC offer free demonstrations on the simplicity of home seed propagation, how to make a simple herb infused facial scrub, how to make their famous herbal moth repellant, and more. Participants may take home recipes and samples. Beaumont Room, Missouri Botanical Garden. Included with Garden admission. www.mobot.org.
10am—Let’s Make a Terrarium. We provide all the supplies along with an experienced terrarium tutor to guide you through the process. $45. Bring your own glass container and save $10 on class fee. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.
11am – Edible Container Gardens. Create your own delicious herb and lettuce container garden. Learn about plant selection, soil prep, maintenance and more. SummerWinds Nursery, 54 Clarkson Road, Ellisville. FREE. To reserve a seat call (636) 227-0095
2pm and 7pm—Naturescaping: Gardening for the Birds and Their Friends, Mitch Leachman, St. Louis Audubon Society, guest speaker at Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd. (314) 843-4700. FREE.
1-4pm—Native Plant School: Greenhouse Propagation. Bring your questions, comments, photos, drawings, and plant specimens for discussion. Session includes hands-on tours and demonstrations. Audience participation encouraged. $15 ($12 Garden members). Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. Register and pay online at ShawNature.org, or call (636) 451-3512 ext. 0.
10am—Herbal Medicine Making 101. Learn how to make your kitchen garden into an apothecary.Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.
11am – Botanic Seeds of Interest. Candy Stuckenschneider, of The Botanical Interests, will talk ‘seeds’: selection, propagation and more. SummerWinds Nursery, 54 Clarkson Road, Ellisville. FREE. To reserve a seat call (636) 227-0095.
8am-4pm— Mid America Regional Lily Society Sale. New cultivars and old favorites are sold by the areas top growers, who are on hand to offer plant care advice and share information about their organization. Lily enthusiasts share their knowledge and answer questions. Meeting is open to the general public. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beaumont Room, Ridgway Visitor Center Included with Garden admission. www.marls.org.
Metro East Home & Garden Show. Featuring a live broadcast of Mike Miller’s the Garden Hotline from 8am to 10am on Saturday. Showcasing some of the latest products and services from a variety of home & garden businesses. Concessions available plus Free Admission & Parking. www.mehgs.org or call 618-656-0043 x150. Metro East Lutheran High School, 6305 Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. Community Based & Non-Profit.
7pm— Soil Preparation. Help to get your garden off to a fresh start. Presented by William Klopfenstein, IL Master Gardener, and sponsored by Mississippi Valley Garden Club. Located at Bethalto Senior Center, 100 East Central, Bethalto, IL. For further info call 466-5892, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mvgclub.weebly.com.
2pm.and 7pm—Veggie 201. Andy Chidester, Ladybug Natural Brand, guest speaker at Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd. (314) 843-4700. FREE.
10am—Window Herb Garden Make-N-Take. Make a window herb garden to take home and grow herbs in a windowsill to have them handy for cooking. (Supply fee). Please call to RSVP. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
10am—Beginning Perennial Gardening. Learn how to design successful perennial gardens that will suit the existing conditions of your own yard. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.
11am – Grow a Beautiful Lawn. Learn the tricks of the trade: seed selection, soil preparation, planting tips and more. SummerWinds Nursery, 54 Clarkson Road, Ellisville. FREE. To reserve a seat call (636)227-0095.
2pm.and 7pm—Care and Maintenance of Flowers & Shrubs. Nancee Kruescheck, Continuing Education, SLCC-Meramec, guest speaker at Sappington Garden Shop, 11530 Gravois Rd. (314) 843-4700. FREE.
11am-1pm–Easter Bunny Lunch. Enjoy Lunch and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Activities included. $5 charge per child. Please call to RSVP. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
10am—Succulent Container Garden Make-N-Take. Make a succulent container garden for your home. (Supply fee). Please call to RSVP. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
11am – Wake Up Your Garden. Learn tips, techniques and timing to prepare your garden for the growing season. SummerWinds Nursery, 54 Clarkson Road, Ellisville. To reserve a seat call (636) 227- 0095.
10am—Spring Gardening Tips. Guest speaker Karen Collins, author of Karen’s Garden Calendar, offers tips for early spring gardening. Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 Woodlawn Rd., Kirkwood. FREE. Call (314) 965-3070 for reservations.
9am-5pm—Arbor Day Tree Giveaway. The Kemper Center for Home Gardening will give away Missouri native tree saplings. Tree saplings will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis, one per visitor while supplies last. Master gardeners will answer questions and give advice on planting trees. While supplies last. Missouri Botanical Garden. Included with Garden admission. www.mobot.org or call 314-577-5100.
10am—Easy Landscape Design. Free. Hand’s on workshop with one-on-one advice.
Bring photos, pictures and sketches. Effinger Garden Center, 720 South 11th St., Belleville, IL. (618) 234-4600, effingergarden.com.
April 4th and 5th
Noon-5 Sat., 9am-5pm Sun.—Greater St. Louis Daffodil Society 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. Beaumont Room at Missouri Botanical Garden. Included with Garden admission. www.mobot.org.