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 Jan/Feb 2018 issue is Dec. 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!

How to reach us:

Mail: PO Box 220853, St. Louis, MO 63122

Email: info@gatewaygardener.com

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

November 4th

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

November 4th and December 2nd

Hillermann’s First Saturday Kids. Play in the garden and enjoy a FREE activity. 10-11am November: Thank a Veteran; 11am-1pm December: Visit with Santa and enjoy holiday crafts and activities. Hillermann Nursery & Florist (636) 239-6729. Hillermann.com.

December 2nd    

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

December 2nd and 9th

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 9th

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

Nov. 3rd

8:30am-3pm—MPF/Grow Native! Workshop: Soil Health for Native Plant Landscaping, Habitat Restoration, Sustainable Agriculture, Vegetable Gardening, and Water Quality. Speakers include Dr. Elaine Ingham, internationally acclaimed soil microbiologist of Corvallis, Oregon, who is the founder, president, and director of research for Soil Foodweb Inc.; Doug Peterson of Des Moines, Iowa, regional soil health specialist for Missouri and Iowa; and Dr. Alice Tipton, post-doctoral researcher on mycorrhizal fungi at the University of Kansas. Host sponsor: St. Louis Community College, Meramec, 11333 Big Bend Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122. Cost: MPF/Grow Native! member: $40; non-member: $50. Student fee, with valid student ID: $20. Registration includes morning refreshments and lunch. Vegetarian/vegan option available. Details at grownative.org. The Nov. 3 workshop is made possible in partnership with Deer Creek Watershed Alliance, which is hosting Dr. Ingham for a series of learning activities on Thursday, Nov. 2 open to the public. Learn more about Deer Creek Watershed Alliance’s events on Nov. 2 at http://www.deercreekalliance.org/speaker-series.

November 4th

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 4th and December 9th

10am-noon—Wine Making. A multi-class series on steps in wine making. You can attend as many as you like. Nov. 4th (Racking, Degas, Refining and Filtering), Dec. 9th (Bottling). A handout outlining each step in the process will be available. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, Hillermann.com.

November 9th

1-4pm—Native Plant School: The Next Invasive Plant Comes to Town. $17 ($14 Garden/SNR members). Classes behind the Bascom House at Shaw Nature Reserve. For reservations or more information, call (636) 451-3512 or visit www.shawnature.org.

November 11th

10am-2pm—“Dirty Bird” Feeder Clean Up Day. Clean up your bird feeders free of charge. Get them ready for the winter months. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, Hillermann.com.

November 12th

10am-5pm—Old 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. Refreshments, music, tree seedlings, crafters and more. Be sure to stop by Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves.

November 15th

7-9pm—Tap Root Series: The Songbird/Tree Connection. Learn how to make your landscape a bird-friendly habitat with native trees and other improvements. Mitch Leachman, Executive Director, St. Louis Audubon Society, guest speaker. Presented by Missouri Community Forestry Council. $10 contribution requested. Six Mile Bridge, 11841 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043. (314) 942-2211. For more information visit www.mocommunitytrees.org.

November 16th

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.

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 11/20/17. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, Hillermann.com.

November 17th through January 1st

9am-4pm—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 17th-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 17th 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 18th and November 25th

10am (both dates) and 1pm (Nov. 25 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 19th

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 26th

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

Missouri Green Industry Conference. Featuring acclaimed author and speaker Claudia West. Seven educational tracks and an informational vendor expo. The Educational tracks include Landscape Opportunities, Landscape Management, Landscape Architecture & Design, Sports Fields, Golf, Water Management and Pesticide Recertification Training. 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, as well as Master Gardeners and horticulture students. St. Charles Convention Center. Go to mogic.org for details and pre-registration.

December 2nd

9am-5pm—Customer Appreciation Day. Refreshments, food truck, local artisans and our own Christmas Store for a fun day of shopping and holiday inspiration. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves. (314) 962-3311. 

11am-4pm – 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 2nd and 3rd

10am-5pm—Holidays at Garden Heights. Open House, with cookies, cocoa and a visit from Santa (10am-2pm). Garden Heights Nursery, 1605 Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights. (314) 645-7333, GardenHeights.com.

December 10th

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 14th

1-4pm—Native Plant School: The Art and Function of Native Landscaping. $17 ($14 Garden/SNR members). Classes behind the Bascom House at Shaw Nature Reserve. For reservations or more information, call (636) 451-3512 or visit www.shawnature.org.

December 27th

Noon-3pm—Kwanzaa: Festival of the First Fruits. This 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. Ridgway Center, Missouri Botanical Garden.