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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
9am—Children’s Garden Club. Summer Color Bowl. FREE. The Children’s Garden Club is designed to educate and bring delight in gardening to children with projects they do themselves. Sherwood Forest Nursery and Garden Center, 2653 Barrett Station Rd., Manchester, MO 63021. Pre-registration is required on the St. Louis County website at https://tinyurl.com/yc3v3pfj or by calling 314-615-4386.
9am—Children’s Garden Club. Sensory Garden. FREE. The Children’s Garden Club is designed to educate and bring delight in gardening to children with projects they do themselves. Jeffersno Barracks Ordinance Museum, 546 Bagby Rd. St. Louis, 63125. Pre-registration is required on the St. Louis County website at https://tinyurl.com/yc3v3pfj or by calling 314-615-4386.
9am—Children’s Garden Club. Nutrition and Harvesting Crops. FREE. The Children’s Garden Club is designed to educate and bring delight in gardening to children with projects they do themselves. Queeny Park-Nursery #1, 1675 S. Mason Rd. (Queeny Park East Entrance), St. Louis, 63131. Pre-registration is required on the St. Louis County website at https://tinyurl.com/yc3v3pfj or by calling 314-615-4386.
Classes, Sales, Tours and More
June 2nd and 3rd
Conifer Society Central Region Conference and Speaker Series. Features the renowned horticulturist Panayoti Kelaidis as keynote speaker on Friday evening, coach buses to four beautiful conifer gardens on Saturday, conifer auctions and more. For details, and registration, visit conifersociety.org/news-events/event/2023-central-region-annual-meeting/. Registration closes May 10th. Event is at Double Tree by Hilton Conference Center, 10100 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS.
4-8 Fri., 9am-1pm Sat.—Gardens in Bloom Tour. Featuring gardens in Belleville and Swansea, IL. For more information contact U. of I. Extension (618) 939-3434 or email@example.com.
10am-5pm—The Square in Bloom Garden Tour & Antique Fair. Get an exclusive look at some of the most unique gardens, yards, and outdoor spaces in St. Louis. Purchase tickets at Lafayettesquare.org.
10am-3pm—The Garden Conservancy Open Days. This year’s Open Days features the Garden at Glen Eagles in St. Louis County. The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program annually celebrates the country’s most exciting, creative, and innovative private gardens. Open Days is made up of a nationwide community of gardeners and garden enthusiasts teaching and inspiring each other and the public. $10 (non-members) Register at https://tinyurl.com/2edahwvv
10am—Annual Town and Country Garden Tour. The Garden Tour includes both a walking tour of gardens in downtown Historic Hermann and a driving tour to gardens in the hills around Hermann. The $15 ticket price includes visits to at least four private gardens; these gardens are both in town and in the country and include a traditional four-square garden. Tickets will be sold online before the tour at Eventeny and at Topiaries (138 E. 4th) in downtown Hermann during the tour from 10-4 on Saturday and 10-3 on Sunday. Gardens close at 5PM on Saturday and 4PM on Sunday. A map to the gardens will be provided starting on Saturday June 3rd at the Topiaries ticket sale site. The Hermann Garden Club’s website www.hermanngardentours.com provides up-to-date events, ticket prices, links to the online ticket sale site, contact numbers, and photographs of past tour gardens. A special new event, The Garden Club High-End Estate Sale, will begin at 10am on Friday at the Rotunda in Upper City Park and continue until 6pm. There will be a preview from 3-6pm on Thursday; tickets for the preview are $10.
June 9th-10th 4-8pm Fri., 9am-1pm Sat.—Secret Garden Tour. The Garden Club of Lebanon, Illinois presents our Secret Garden Tour. Gardening ideas abound as you take a self-guided tour featuring 6 member gardens and 2 community gardens. Maps may be obtained 30 minutes prior to tour start at Lebanon Visitors’ Center 221 W. St. Louis St. Lebanon, IL. Admission is by donation and proceeds support our annual student scholarships. Go to gardencluboflebanon.org for additional information.
9am-5pm—St. Louis Carnivorous Plant Society Annual Sale. Missouri Botanical Garden Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center. 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, 63110.
9am-Noon—St. Louis Urban Gardening Symposium. Special Guest Speaker Dave Tylka will share his wealth of experience and knowledge as an educator, biologist, author and photographer. Also “Green Jean” Ponzi will discuss Mosquito Alert STL before attendees break into small group workshops led by experts in their respective fields. Learn how to plant and care for native plants in your home landscape or neighborhood. Location is the Demonstration Garden at Brightside St. Louis, 4646 Shenandoah Ave., 63110. Register online at brightsidestl.org or call 314-772-4646. $10. Participants and volunteers of the Neighbors Naturescaping program in the City can take part at no charge.
1-4pm—New Town Garden Tour. Tickets $10.00. Start at New Town Town Hall in St. Charles. Contact Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to purchase tickets.
11am-4pm— The Sustainable Backyard Tour. Explore eco-friendly spaces throughout the St. Louis region for FREE! Talk to organic gardeners, orchardists, vegetable growers, chickenkeepers, beekeepers and more! Pick up tips on stormwater management, renewable energy and water conservation among other vital topics. Register to attend, host, volunteer or sponsor at SustainableBackyard.org
Kona Ice. Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center, 1855 MO-109, Wildwood, MO 63038. (636) 458-9202, email@example.com. Passiglia.com.
4-8pm Fri., 9am-1pm Sat.—23rd Annual Madison County Garden Tour. Visit seven beautiful private gardens and a community garden in Collinsville, Maryville and Glen Carbon, Illinois, during the 23rd Annual Madison County Garden Tour. The tour is sponsored by Madison County Extension Foundation with support of University of Illinois Master Gardeners. Tickets are $13.00; children 10 and under are free. The gardens may be toured at the leisure of the ticket holders. Madison County IL is located 20 miles east of St. Louis.
9am-5pm—24th Annual Kimmswick Day Lily Sale. Sale to be held at the state inspected garden of Mr. Carrol Wrather, #6005 4th Street, Kimmswick, MO 63053.
Offering over 1300 freshly dug & bagged plants, featuring over 70 different varieties. This is a great opportunity to purchase new and older varieties not available in nurseries or garden centers. The sale often sells out, so be sure to arrive early for best selection. Early Bird Specials are in short supply. Proceeds benefit the Kimmswick Visitor Center. For information call (636) 464-6464.
June 24th & 25th
9am-5pm—2023 Pond-O-Rama Tour. The 2023 tour will feature 23 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members. Tickets covering both days of the tour are $20 each (18 and older) and will be available at local retail shops and garden centers throughout the metropolitan area or on our website. A special 2023 Discount: Groups of 10 or more are only $10 each.
The gardens are located throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. This self-guided tour is arranged each day by geographic location. This year there are many new members who are excited to share their new ponds and waterfalls.
The tour ticket booklet provides location addresses, descriptions and driving directions. For more information on where to purchase tickets by mail order from the Society’s website in May, www.slwgs.org, and at many of our retailers and garden centers.
Lavender Wreath Workshop. Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center, 1855 MO-109, Wildwood, MO 63038. (636) 458-9202, firstname.lastname@example.org. Passiglia.com.
Noon-4pm—Bittersweet Garden Club 23rd Annual Garden Tour. Tour five beautifully landscaped gardens in the Jefferson City area and discover fresh ideas to apply to your own gardens. Tour tickets are $10 if bought in advance. Tour tickets purchased the day of the tour at a featured garden are $12. Children under 12 years of age are free. More information can be viewed at www.bittersweetgardenclub.com.
9am-5pm—Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society Annual Cactus and Succulent Sale and Show. The HSCSS sale features multiple vendors for an incredible selection, from starer plants and popular succulents to rare specimen cacti. Great pots, too. And don’t miss the special display of succulents from around the world. FREE admission. NEW LOCATION. I-70 Business Center, 8150 Lackland, 63114. Visit hscactus.org/events/show-sale/ for more information.
Ornamental Grasses for Year Round Beauty. Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center, 1855 MO-109, Wildwood, MO 63038. (636) 458-9202, email@example.com. Passiglia.com.
Be a Better You. Passiglia Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center, 1855 MO-109, Wildwood, MO 63038. (636) 458-9202, firstname.lastname@example.org. Passiglia.com.
Explore Farm Country and celebrate the growing season in Historic Washington County by attending the 14th Home Grown Farm Tour, Taste of Washington County Marketplace and Farm Festival Party & Auction. The event kicks off at the Washington County Courthouse Farmer’s Market in Potosi, MO on Saturday morning. There will be a Taste of Washington County Farm and Craft Marketplace sponsored by Naturally Meramec with information booths and local vendors from the region along-side market delights of produce, homemade jams, breads and honey. Vendors please email email@example.com
Set out from the Courthouse Square with your Farm Tour maps on the free, self-guided tour featuring venues highlighting the diversity of local farms and nearly 300 years of history in Washington County. There’s something for everyone. At each venue you will experience unique farm operations and have the opportunity to buy their products. Later join us at Edg-Clif Vineyard, Winery & Brewery for the Live Auction and Country Music.
Upgrade your experience with the Food Stop and Farm Festival Ticket. Included in this are three food stops across Washington County at Sacred Fire Farms, Old Caledonian B&B, Fyre Lake Winery and then join us at Edg-Clif Vineyard, Winery and Brewery for Dinner, Live Auction and Live Country Music. This event features locally sourced foods, a long list of local treats, art and experiences to bid on and local entertainers for a fun festive party. Visit website for details; www.homegrownfarmtour.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to make your reservations.