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 May 2021 issue is April 1, 2021. 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!

GARDEN PLANT SALES

Now through April 9th

Virtual–St. Louis Community College Plant Sale and Student Fundraiser. Orders may be placed online between March 19 and April 9. Contactless pick-ups will be scheduled on the STLCC Meramec campus from April 23 thru May 2. For plant availability and purchase visit our online store at our Facebook event. This sale is completely funded by the student club and all proceeds from the sale go back to the horticulture club (a.k.a The Meramec Botanical Society). Profits from the sale are utilized by the club for field trips, education, outreach, service, industry connection, outdoor lab improvements and campus beautification.

Contact ccoyne@stlcc.edu for more information.

April 10th-11 and 17th-18th

Butterfly House Pollinator Plant Sale. Don’t miss our annual pollinator plant sale! The horticulture experts at the Butterfly House will help you plan your pollinator garden. We will have a wide variety of native plants that benefit butterflies, bees, and other native pollinators. All plant sale proceeds benefit Project Pollinator, our community gardening initiative. Call (314) 577-0888 for details. Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. 15050 Faust Park, Chesterfield.

April 15th-27th

Shaw Wildflower Pick Up. Pre-order your Missouri native plants online from multiple vendors and pick up in one location at Shaw Nature Reserve on May 8. Proceeds support the Nature Reserve’s ongoing native plant horticulture, ecologial restoration and environmental education programs. Exclusive members only pre-sale April 14th.www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

April 24th

9am-1pm—Plant Sale-Ascension Lutheran Church. Choose from a colorful section of fresh, locally grown pre-ordered annual flowers and hanging baskets.  Shop for additional annuals flowers, perennials, vegetable that will brighten your landscapes or give to Mom for Mother’s Day.  Please visit  ascensionstl.com/plants  for complete details and to download the order form.  Proceeds benefit our youth activities.  Word of Life Lutheran School 6535 Eichelberger St  63109 near Francis Park in South St. Louis.

May 1st

9am-noon—St. Clair County Garden Club Plant Sale. Eight varieties of milkweed, houseplants, annuals, perennials, bulbs, tubers. In front of Wild Birds Unlimited store in Schnuck’s Plaza, Swansea, IL.

May 7th-8th

Noon-7pm Fri., 10am-6pm Sun–Florissant Plant & Flower Sale. Herbs, vegetables, ground covers, perennials, natives, annuals, houseplants, potted arrangements and more. Hosted by Gardeners of Florissant. Bangert Park Shelter #1, 275 New Florissant Rd., Florissant, MO.

May 8th

8:30am-noon—Webster Groves Herb Society Sale. Culinary, ornamental, and medicinal herbs will be out on the church parking lot. There will be herb society members there masked and socially distancing to answer any questions you may have about growing and caring for your herbs. This event supports the Society

s work at local herb gardens as well as providing scholarships to local horticulture students, and donating to local schools and organizations. No cash transactions. For information about our group and plant list of available plants at the sale check out www.wgherbs.org. First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 W. Lockwood. Free admission and parking.

9am-noon—Mason Ridge Garden Club Plant Sale. Perennials from the gardens in the park and members own gardens will be for sale. Longview Farm Park, 13525 Clayton Road in Town & Country.    Cash or checks, only.  Questions?  Contact claire@chosid.us.

May 8th

8am-noon—Mississippi Valley Garden Club Plant Sale. Mostly perennials, gently used gardening items. Please social distance. Sportsmens Club, 3109 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, IL 62035. Contact: (618) 917-5853 for more information.

CLASSES, LECTURES

AND EVENTS

March 29th

2pm—Virtual Program: Native Plant Gardening for Birds. Presented by Partners for Native Landscaping and coordinated through St. Louis County Library’s Adult Programming. Registration required. To register go to slcl.org and search by title or date. For more details of the talks, find the flyer online at stlouisaudubon.org/pnl2021.

March 31st

2pm—Virtual Program: Challenges with Native Plant Practices and Plants. Presented by Partners for Native Landscaping and coordinated through St. Louis County Library’s Adult Programming. Registration required. To register go to slcl.org and search by title or date. For more details of the talks, find the flyer online at stlouisaudubon.org/pnl2021.

March 31st

4-5pm—Missouri Prairie Foundation Webinar: Reflections on Urban Native Gardening. Hosted by Missouri Prairie Foundation. The speaker will discuss the rewards and challenges of starting and operating a native plant focused landscaping business in an urban area. He will highlight case studies over five years in gardens ranging in size from 10 square feet to 10,000 square feet. The speaker will break down maintenance costs for homeowners in time and dollars, and installation costs using a professional and in materials only. Examples of completed projects, including stormwater management garden designs will help homeowners and professionals. The webinar, to be held via Zoom, will be 45 minutes including a question and answer session. The webinar will be recorded, and sent to all registrants as well as posted to our YouTube channel. Go to moprairie.org to register. Links will be sent to all registrants.

April 6th-7th

6-7pm—Meet The Designers (Virtual). Free online discussion with two Minneapolis and St. Louis native garden designers. Meet the designers who designed seven native garden designs featured on Wild Ones website. See the designs and register for the event at nativegardendesigns.wildones.org.

April 7th, 14th, 22nd and 28th

Grow Native! Webinars and Master Classes. Virtual classes and seminars. Master classes are 50 minutes plus Q&A. Free to all Missouri Prairie Foundation dues-paying members, $15 to non members. Webinars are 30 minutes plus Q&A. Free to all. Register at moprairie.org.

May 1st-31st

St. Louis Birdathon. A walkathon but instead of counting miles, you count birds! Anyone can participate, from beginners to expert birders. This is a fun and educational event for all ages and runs the entire month of May.  No time for birding?  You can still make a difference for birds by making a pledge to support a team or an individual. For more information, please visit  www.stlouisaudubon.org/stlbirdathon.