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 9, 2022. 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

June 4th

9am—Children’s Garden Club. Sherwood Forest Nursery, 2651Barrett Station Rd., St. Louis, MO 63021.

July 9th

9am—Pollinators. Children’s Garden Club, Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves, MO 63119.

Aug. 6th

9am—Children’s Garden Club. Sherwood Forest Nursery, 2651Barrett Station Rd., St. Louis, MO 63021.

Classes, Sales, Tours and More

June 2nd

6pm—Water for the Garden and Orchard. Part of the Seed St. Louis Summer Webinar Class Series. Have you wondered about the best way to water your garden or orchard? In this class we will discuss the many different ways to water you garden manually and through various types of irrigation both store bought and homemade. We will also cover the basics of how to collect rainwater to use for watering purposes. Register at https://seedstl.org/classes/

June 3rd-4th

4:30-8:30 Fri., 9am-1pm Sat.—Gardens in Bloom Tour. Featuring gardens in Belleville and Swansea, IL. Tickets available after May 1st at Sandy’s Back Porch, Effinger’s Garden Center, Creative Landscapes Garden Center, Ace Hardware O’Fallon, Hometown Ace Hardware Belleville, and University of Illinois Extension Offices in Waterloo or Collinsville, and online at https://event.gives/gardensinbloom2022. Day of event tickets at West End Dental, 9460 W. Main Street, Belleville, IL. For more information contact U. of I. Extension (618) 939-3434 or uie-mms@illinois.edu.

June 4th

10am-5pm—The Square in Bloom Garden Tour & Antique Fair. Tour of 8 unique city gardens, local food and beverages, music in the plaza, outdoor living vendors, classic trolley, vitage Packard Club Car, Historic 1860s baseball, evening concert and more, plus the popular outdoor Antique Fair. $15/person, $20 day-of can be purchased at www.lafayettesquare.org/housetours.

June 4th – 5th

10am—27th 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. Garden Tour visits may be spread over Saturday and Sunday. Tickets will be sold online before the tour at Eventeny and at Topiaries (138 E. 4th) in downtown Hermann during the tour from 10-5 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 4th 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.  Visit the FAQS page on the website for answers to all your questions. “Like” us on Facebook at “Hermann Garden Tours.” Go to www.visithermann.com to find information about lodging. 

June 10th-11th

4-8pm Fri., 9am-1pm Sat.—22nd Annual Madison County Garden Tour. Visit six beautiful private gardens and two community gardens in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon, Illinois. The gardens may be toured at the leisure of the ticket holders. The tour is sponsored by Madison County Extension Foundation with the support of the University of Illinois Master Gardeners. Tickets are $13 online, children 10 and under free. More information at (618) 344-4230 or http://event.gives/madcongardentour22.

June 11th

9am-4pm—St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour

The popular St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour is produced annually by St. Louis Audubon Society and Wild Ones St. Louis Chapter.  This year it also will include participation from Wild Ones St. Charles Area Chapter because some of the 10 gardens on the Tour are in the St. Charles/St. Peters area.  The others are in Chesterfield and Maryland Heights. This self-guided tour includes a wide variety of habitats, native landscaping styles and yard sizes.  This is an educational tour, so there will be a lot of information posted in gardens and shared by the homeowners and by volunteer docents throughout the day. Mark your calendars for May 7, when registration opens.  In previous years registration has filled up very quickly.  To register go to stlaudubon.org. 

June 12th

9am-3pm—St. Louis Master Gardeners Garden Tour. The 2022 St. Louis Master Gardener Garden Tour will include ten beautiful gardens from around the St. Louis area and is open to all Master Gardeners and their guests.  There will be a $15 per person charge to be paid upon registration at the University of Missouri Extension website.  In case of rain, the tour will be held on Saturday, June 18th.  More information and a link for registration will be provided later this spring on the Master Gardener website.  

June 19th

9am-2pm—St. Louis Carnivorous Plant Society Show and Sale. Papillion Perennials (2906 Ossenfort Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038).  Other plant societies and vendors may also be represented.  The not-for-profit society’s mission is to share information about the natural habitats of carnivorous plants, how to grow and propagate them, and how to help preserve their natural habitats.  We donate yearly to several organizations to help preserve these fascinating plants and the Show and Sale is our primary fundraiser for the year, as well as a great way to raise awareness about carnivorous plants. Buy and view a wide range of plants from popular and commonplace carnivorous plants to rare and unusual. Event is at Papillion Perennials, 2906 Ossenfort Rd, Wildwood, MO 63038.

June 23rd

6pm—Staying Cool in the Garden and Orchard. Part of the Seed St. Louis Summer Webinar Class Series. The heat of summer is hard on both people and plants. In this class we will discuss ways to reduce heat stress on plants to keep your garden growing through the extreme heat of summer. We will also cover tips to make sure you stay safe while caring for your garden and orchard. Register at https://seedstl.org/classes/.

June 25th

9am-5pm—23rd 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. Important: We will be practicing CDC Safe guidelines, masks are optional  and proper social distancing should be maintained.  For information call (636) 464-6464.

June 25th and 26th

9am-5pm both days—22nd Annual Pond-O-Rama Water Garden and Pond Tour

The St. Louis Water Garden Society (SLWGS) is celebrating 32 years as a society sharing information about fish, ponds, and gardens. This year is the Society’s 22nd annual water garden and pond tour,

The 2022 tour will feature 30 private gardens owned and maintained by Society members. The gardens are located throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. This self-guided tour is arranged each day by geographic location.  

There are always so many varieties of water gardens, bubbling rocks, small ponds to massive ones. There is something for everyone to enjoy safely outside and social distancing. 

In addition to their water features, most of our hosts are avid gardeners who maintain beautiful landscapes filled with perennials, annuals and shrubs. Our hosts will be available and delighted to share information and answer questions.

This event provides funds for the St Louis Water Garden Society to continue their civic project to plant and maintain the reflecting pools at the Jewel Box in Forest Park.

Tickets covering both days of the tour are $15 each (18 and older.  A special 2022 Discount: Groups of 10 or more are only $10 each person. The tour ticket booklet provides location addresses, descriptions and driving directions. For more information on where to purchase tickets call 800-374-9665 or by mail order from the Society’s website in May, www.slwgs.org, and at many retailers and garden centers.

June 26th

Noon-4pm—Bittersweet Garden Club 22nd Annual Garden Tour in Jefferson City, MO.  Tickets are $10.  Participants can tour five beautifully landscaped gardens in the Jefferson City are and discover fresh ideas to apply to their own gardens.  More information can be viewed at BittersweetGardenClub.com.

Noon-4pm—New Town Garden Club Annual Garden Tour. Tour up to 10 different New Hown home gardens using small spaces for a big impact. Tickets on sale now for $10 in advance, $15 day of the event. Contact Terri at terristeffes1117@gmail.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

11am-4pm— The Sustainable Backyard Tour.

 is a free, open-yards tour of eco-friendly spaces throughout St. Louis and St. Charles. Get tips and ideas for living more sustainably on a warming planet, like organic gardening, beekeeping, stormwater management, renewable energy and more. Don’t miss this chance to see first-hand how others have integrated sustainable living practices into their lives and learn what you need to know to go green!  Visit sustainablebackyard.org for more information.

July 8th-10th

St. Louis Open Yards Weekend. Check out details at their Facebook page. 

July 14th

6pm—Summer Pruning and Growing Blackberries and Raspberries. Part of the Seed St. Louis Summer Webinar Class Series. Summer is a critical time to prune your apples, pears, blackberries, and raspberries. It is also the best time to prune your trees if you are trying to keep them smaller than they want to grow. Come and learn how to do the summer pruning, how to safely shorten tree height, and how the grow blackberries and raspberries successfully in the St. Louis region. Register at https://seedstl.org/classes/.

July 16th-17th

9am-5pm—Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society Annual Cactus and Succulent Sale and Show. Celebrating 80 years, 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. Glaziers Hall, 5916 Wilson Ave., St. Louis MO 63110. Visit hscactus.org/events/show-sale/ for more information.

July 31st

Fall Vegetable Gardens. Part of the Garden Talk Series at Passiglia’s Nursery. Let’s talk raised beds and container gardening. You’ll also learn about “The Vegepod” that is a self-contained garden that’s easy to use. Passiglia’s Nursery, 1855 Hwy 109, Wildwood. Call 636-431-4061 or visit passiglia.com.

Aug. 4th

6pm—Fall Gardening. Part of the Seed St. Louis Summer Webinar Class Series. Fall is one of the best times to grow vegetables in St. Louis’ climate. You need to plant things when it’s still hot to get a good fall crop. Learn about what crops are best to grow in the fall and what you need to do to have a vibrant and abundant fall harvest. Register at https://seedstl.org/classes/.

Aug. 18th

6pm—Winter Gardening and Overwintering Crops. Part of the Seed St. Louis Summer Webinar Class Series. Although it is generally thought of as the dormant season, it is entirely possible to harvest fresh food from your garden in the winter and early spring. However, to do that you need to plant those crops in the fall. So learn about what plants you can plant now to extend your harvest throughout the winter and early spring so you can eat fresh vegetables all year long. Register at https://seedstl.org/classes/.

Aug. 27th

10am-4pm—Washington County Home Grown Farm Tour and Field Dinner. The Naturally Meramec Consortium will be a partner in the Washington County Home Grown Farm Tour and Field Dinner event and sponsor the “Taste of Washington County” to be held in downtown Potosi, Missouri. This event will showcase the best Washington County has to offer in the areas of locally grown and value-added products, including homemade specialty foods, local wines and craft beer, hand-crafted products made by local artisans, as well as tourism destinations and lodging establishments. During the day visitors will also be invited on the self-guided tour of local farms and ranches. That evening the Field Dinner in Picnic format will be held at Edg-Clif Vineyard, Winery and Brewery. The cost will include picnic basket, wine glasses, appetizers and full country picnic, with beverages included, served under pavilion or ‘en plein air’ on the wedding field, at socially distanced tables, cost is $80 for a basket for two. Supports local farmers and agriculture students through scholarships. Reservations required, this event sells out every year, limited seating! Call 573-438-8555 or dbust@wcpartnership.org. 

August 28th

Commonly used Chemicals and Fertilizers and Why They are Important to your Garden Success. Passiglia’s Nursery, 1855 Hwy 109, Wildwood. Call 636-431-4061 or visit passiglia.com.

Sept. 16th-17th

Ascension Think Fall Plant Sale. Pre-order mums, ornamental kale, pansies and spring bulbs. After August 1, see ascensionstl.com for details and pre-order form. Must pre-order/pre-pay and pick up by Sept. 16th-17th. Call 314-3783977.