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 2021 issue is August 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!

EVENTS

June 5th

11am-2pm—Koi and Pond Club Meet & Greet—Members will be on hand to answer questions on ponds, fish, and plants, and to give information about the club. Timberwinds Nursery, 54 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville.

June 11th and 12th

4pm-9pm Fri., 9am-2pm Sun.—21st Annual Madison County Garden Tour. Visit seven beautiful private gardens in Glen Carbon and Edwardsville, IL, during the 21st 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 online; children 10 and under are free.  The gardens may be toured at the leisure of the ticket holders.  Edwardsville, IL is located 20 miles east of St. Louis. For more information call (618) 344-4230 or visit http://event.gives/madcogardentour.

June 12th

Noon-3pm—Koi and Pond Club Meet & Greet—Members will be on hand to answer questions on ponds, fish, and plants, and to give information about the club. Effinger Garden Center, 720 S. 11th St., Belleville, IL.

June 15th

1:30pm—Four Seasons Gardening Series: Vegetable Garden Insects. Covers nine of the most common and destructive insect pests in the vegetable garden and how to control them. The University of Illinois webinar series is free but registration is required one week in advance of each session. Register at go.illinois.edu/FourSeasons. Registrants will receive an email with access information.

June 19th

11am-2pm—Koi and Pond Club Meet & Greet—Members will be on hand to answer questions on ponds, fish, and plants, and to give information about the club. Ponds Plus Water Garden Center, 1757 S. Old Highway 94, St. Charles.

June 20th

1:30pm—Four Seasons Gardening Series: Design with Kids in Mind. Explore how to foster the love of gardening with the youth in your life by creating themed gardens. The University of Illinois webinar series is free but registration is required one week in advance of each session. Register at go.illinois.edu/FourSeasons. Registrants will receive an email with access information.

June 26th

9am-5pm—22nd 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 1200 freshly dug & bagged plants, featuring over 100 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. Proceeds benefit the Kimmswick Visitor Center. Important: We will be practicing CDC Safe guidelines, masks are required and proper social distancing should be maintained.  For information call (636) 464-6464.

June 26th & 27th

9am-5pm—21st Annual PondORama Water Garden Tour. St. Louis Water Garden Society members are excited to welcome you to their beautiful water features they have been preparing this spring and summer for the 21st Annual Pond-O-Rama Tour. This year’s tour will feature 25 gardens over the two days. There are quite a few new gardens on tour, and those returning from previous years always have something new to share. All are SLWGS members who have opened their private gardens to the public for this tour. This year 13 ponds will be open on Saturday, June 26; the remaining 12 will be available on Sunday, June 27. Each location will be on the tour only one of the two days, from 9-5 pm; and the $15 ticket covers both days. This year there is a special discount to groups of 10 or more, the tickets are only $10 each. The ticket booklet has maps and driving directions and water feature information for the self-guided tour. For more information about the tour, a list of ticket-selling locations or to order tickets call (800) 945-7217 or visit the website of the St. Louis Water Garden Society, slwgs.org.

June 27th

Noon-4pm–New Town Garden Tour. The tour begins at Town Hall, on Rue Royale, next to Marsala’s Market. Tickets are available the day of the tour for $15.  Local restaurants will be open for lunch.  Advanced ticket sales are available at The Bridge Coffee House and Marsala’s Market. Cash only.

Aug. 17th

1:30pm—Four Seasons Gardening Series: End of Summer Planted Fall Vegetables. Get tips for planting fall vegetables, which vegetables are better suited for late summer planting, and how to store fall harvested vegetables.  The University of Illinois webinar series is free but registration is required one week in advance of each session. Register at go.illinois.edu/FourSeasons. Registrants will receive an email with access information.

Aug. 28th

Washington County Farm Tour and Field Dinner. The 2021 Home Grown Farm Tour and Field Dinner will be held Saturday, August 28th. The theme is “Washington County Beef: Past, Present & Future.” The MO Cattlemen’s Assn. are cooking steak, beans & slaw and the picnic will include locally grown vegetables and desserts.  The cost will include picnic basket, wine glasses, appetizers and full country picnic, with beverages included, served on a tented field, at socially distanced tables, cost is $80 for a basket for two. Supports local farmers and agriculture students through scholarships. Reservations required, limited seating! Call 573-438-8555 or dbust@wcpartnership.org.