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 Winter Issue 2023 issue is October 6, 2023. 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!

Fun for Kids

Nov. 4th

9am—St. Louis County Parks Children’s Garden Club: Bird Feeders. FREE. Planthaven Farms Garden Center, 6703 Telegraph Rd., Oakville. Pre-registration is required on the St. Louis County website at https://tinyurl.com/yc3v3pfj or by calling 314-615-4386.

Dec. 2nd

9am—St. Louis County Parks Children’s Garden Club: Holiday Swag Decorating. FREE. Sherwood Forest & Garden Center, 2651 Barrett Station Rd., Ballwin. Pre-registration is required on the St. Louis County website at https://tinyurl.com/yc3v3pfj or by calling 314-615-4386.

Dec. 2nd

10:30am-1pm—Santa’s Stop at the Garden. Santa Claus is coming to town and making a stop at the Garden! Our littlest members are invited to drop by from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. to say hello and enjoy a cookie, hot chocolate, festive music, and hands-on activities in the Bayer Event Center. Event reservations are not required, actives are included for members’ with their garden general admission. A membership card must be presented to participate in the activities. Please enter through the Bayer Event Center, directly to the east of the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center. Activities include Letters to Santa, Ornament decorating, Cookies and hot chocolate, Live music, and Visit with Santa. Free for Garden members and their children. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Ave., St. Louis.

Dec. 8th-10th, 15th-17th
5:30-7:30pm—Supper with Santa. Before making his big trip around the world, Santa is stopping by the Butterfly House! Enjoy a delicious dinner and take night strolls through our Tropical Conservatory. Santa’s Workshop stations will offer children the chance to make fun crafts. After dinner, visit Mrs. Claus’ Cookie Kitchen for cookies and cocoa. The evening would not be complete without getting a souvenir picture with the guest of honor – Santa! Advance registration required. Admission is $20 Garden Members, $25 Nonmembers, Free ages 12 months and under. Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, 15050 Faust Park, Chesterfield, 63017. 314-577-0888.

Classes, Lectures and Events

Nov. 8

8-11am—EGO Equipment Demo Day. Demo EGO Power + Equipment and speak to our Sales Rep. Check out new EGO items including the Lawn Tractor, Zero Turn Mowers (lap bar and E-Steer Technology steering wheel units), as well as Push Mowers, Handheld Equipment, mobile and large Charging Units, and more. Models to fit all workloads from residential to high demand commercial needs. Contractors, come check out the great models from the EGO Commercial Line. Learn more at egopowerplus.com. Hoffmann Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

Nov. 9th

5:30-7:30pm—Sip n Shop Pop Up. Passiglia’s Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center, 1855 Hwy 109, Wildwood. Call 636-431-4061 or visit passiglia.com.

Nov. 12th

10am-4pm—Old Webster Holiday Open House. Visit small businesses and restaurants, including Rolling Ridge Nursery, where the Webster Groves Historical Society will host its Holiday Market with crafters and vendors. Refreshments and fun for the whole family.

Nov 18 & 19th

8am-4pm (Sat.), 10am-3pm (Sun)—Hoffmann Hillermann’s Holiday Open House. Let the sparkle and splendor of our holiday displays get you in the Spirit of the Season. Different color schemes and themes offer unique designs in each display – sure to keep you enchanted while browsing throughout our garden center. Choose beautiful decorations for your home and great gifts to shorten your Christmas shopping list! Light refreshments will be available. 20% OFF Christmas items – during this event only. Fresh Christmas trees, greens and floral items excluded. Hoffmann Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

Nov. 18th-Dec. 14th  

Garden Glow. Celebrate the season with one million lights, fun new experiences, and traditional favorites. Enjoy photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, and delicious food and drinks as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland. Learn more at glow.missouribotanicalgarden.org. Advance tickets encouraged. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Nov. 19th

1-2pm—Porch Pot Workshop. Passiglia’s Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center, 1855 Hwy 109, Wildwood. Call 636-431-4061 or visit passiglia.com.

Nov. 19th

9am-4pm—Poinsettia Wonderland Open House. See the largest display of poinsettias in the area. Self-guided tours of the greenhouses from 10am-3pm. Enjoy Christmas carolers, holiday cookies and crafters. Proceeds benefit Millstadt Optimist Your Club. Millstadt Gardens and N.G. Heimos Greenhouses, 6667 Route 158, Millstadt, IL. (618) 476-9600.

Nov. 24th-Dec. 31st   

10am-4pm—Winter Jewels: An Enchanted Celebration. The Butterfly House transforms into an enchanted land this winter. Escape the cold as the Butterfly House magically transforms during Winter Jewels! Enjoy the Tropical Conservatory filled with elaborate fairy gardens, home to the guardians of our jewel-toned butterflies. Discover the world of many colors that can be found in nature. Included with Butterfly House admission. Free for members, included with admission for non-members. Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Closed Mondays.

Nov. 25th

Small Business Saturday. Support your local, independent garden centers and other small businesses. Your money spent locally stays in your community.

Nov. 29th

1-2pm—Porch Pot Workshop. Passiglia’s Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center, 1855 Hwy 109, Wildwood. Call 636-431-4061 or visit passiglia.com.

Dec. 2nd  

10am-Noon—Meet Santa at Hoffmann Hillermann’s. Bring your children to visit and take a picture with Santa in a beautiful holiday display! Families and pets are welcome. This is a great way to create holiday memories. Bring a camera or phone to take pictures (no photographer). Charitable donations are requested for this event. Hoffmann Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

Dec. 2nd

Holiday Open House. Passiglia’s Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center, 1855 Hwy 109, Wildwood. Call 636-431-4061 or visit passiglia.com.

Dec. 2nd

10am-4pm—Customer Appreciation Day. Rolling Ridge will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day, with refreshments, crafters, music and fun for the whole family. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves, MO.

 

Dec. 3rd and 17th

11am-2pm–Holiday Open House. Live reindeer, family photos and more. FREE. at Planthaven’s location at 9504 Olive Blvd. in Olivette only. Call for details (314)-846-0078.

Dec. 9th

10am-Noon—Meet Santa and The Grinch. Santa: Bring your children to visit and take a picture with Santa in a beautiful holiday display! Families and pets are welcome. This is a great way to create holiday memories. Bring a camera or phone to take your own pictures (no photographer). The Grinch will also be sneaking around the nursery and greenhouse causing a little mischief. Beware if you come by to shop for a Christmas tree, gifts and decorations. He could pop up anywhere and surprise you. You are welcome to come by and look for him during this time. You can even take pictures with your camera or phone (no photographer). Charitable donations are requested for this event. Hoffmann Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

Dec. 16th  

10am-Noon—The Grinch at Hoffmann Hillermann’s.  The Grinch will be sneaking around the nursery and greenhouse causing a little mischief. Beware if you come by to shop for a Christmas tree, gifts and decorations. He could pop up anywhere and surprise you. You are welcome to come by and look for him during this time. You can even take pictures with your camera or phone (no photographer). Charitable donations are requested for this event. Hoffmann Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.

Dec. 17th

1-2pm—Paint and Pour Workshop. Passiglia’s Landscape, Nursery & Garden Center, 1855 Hwy 109, Wildwood. Call 636-431-4061 or visit passiglia.com.

January 27th

9am-noon–Winter Gardening Classes from Master Gardeners. The St. Charles County Master Gardeners are offering classes to the public this winter. This is the first session of “In the Garden” winter series. Classes will focus on vegetable garden planning and design, and indoor/outdoor seed starting. The price of $20 includes both topics. Classes will be held at the MU Extension Office, 260 Brown Road, St Peters.  Visit www.stcharlescountymastergardeners.com for more information.

February 22nd

6pm–Eat Your Compost. The 1st in a series of composting classes. Seed St Louis, Table to Garden, and Willoughby Heritage Farm are pooling their expertise to offer 10 composting classes from February through October 2024. The first four Core classes cover food waste reduction, basic composting principles, soil health, and how to select a compost system(s) that works for you and your family.  Thereafter starting in May, monthly Specific classes cover in-depth information and hands-on skills for compost bin systems, vermicomposting (worm composting), compost tumblers, Bokashi fermentation, and static compost systems.  Wrap up the series with a microscopic examination of compost samples and free potluck dinner in October! All classes will be held at the new Compost Demonstration site at Willoughby Heritage Farm, 631 Willoughby Lane, Collinsville, IL  62234.  The price for each class is $12 but if you sign up for all four Core classes, you may select one Specific class for free! Visit https://bit.ly/3GE34ws for more information and to register.

February 24th 

9am-noon–Master Gardener Classes. The St Charles County Master Gardeners are offering classes to the public this winter.  The session on Feb 24 of our ” In The Garden” class will be 9AM-noon and will discuss garden tools and container gardening.  The price of $20 includes both topics.  Classes will be held at the MU Extension Office at 260 Brown Road in St Peters.  Visit  www.stcharlescountymastergardeners.com for more information.

March 8th and 9th

Midwestern Herb and Garden Show. For both the gardening experts and the gardening hopefuls, three days of demonstrations, classes, and seminars with nationally recognized speakers and unique displays by more than 40+ exhibitors. The Herb & Garden Show is an opportunity to learn from the experts during the free hourly educational classes where you can ask questions, share information and even participate in take-home activities. More details will be available closer to the date of the event. For more information call (800) 252-5464 or visit www.midwesternherbandgardenshow.com.