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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—St. Louis County Parks Children’s Garden Club: Fall Holiday Fun. FREE. Planthaven Farms Garden Center, 6703 Telegraph Rd., Oakville.
9am—St. Louis County Parks Children’s Garden Club: Holiday Decorating. FREE. Sherwood Forest & Garden Center, 2651 Barrett Station Rd., Ballwin.
9am—St. Louis County Parks Children’s Garden Club: Dried Floral Arranging. FREE. Baisch and Skinner, 2721 LaSalle, St. Louis.
9am—St. Louis County Parks Children’s Garden Club: Indoor Plants & Your Health. FREE. Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop, 803 Marshall Ave., Webster Groves.
9am—St. Louis County Parks Children’s Garden Club: Getting Ready for Spring. Sherwood Forest & Garden Center, 2651 Barrett Station Rd., Ballwin.
Classes, Lectures and Events
8:30am-Noon—2021 GrowNative! Conference (Virtual)—Open to all! Keynote address is “The Nature of Oaks” by Dr. Doug Tallamy. Other programs include Challenges in Supply vs. Demand with Native Plants, and a panel discussion of on-the-ground projects in the lower Midwest. Free to Grow Native! professional members and staff. $30 for non members. Register at GrowNative.org/Conference2021/.
9-10am—Field Trip: Bellefontaine Fall Tree Walk. Enjoy a fall walk on the beautiful grounds of Bellefontaine Cemetery & Arboretum in St. Louis with Horticulture Supervisor Matt Garrett or other staff. Learn about the many native trees and wildlife conservation activities at Bellefontaine. The one-mile walking tour is FREE. Limited to 15 people. To register, email email@example.com or call (573) 808-7007. Presented by Missouri Prairie Foundation, moprairie.org.
Nov. 6th -December 24th
The Giving Tree. Come in and drop off charitable donations at our Giving Tree. Receive 15% Off Garden Center & Christmas Items when you bring in a donation to local charities, such as local food pantries, The Pregnancy Assistance Center and Franklin County Humane Society. Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729 www.hillermann.com.
Nov. 13th-Jan. 8th
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. Closed December 24th and 25th. Learn more at glow.missouribotanicalgarden.org. Advance tickets encouraged. Missouri Botanical Garden.
Sat. 10am-4pm—Old Webster Winter Market. Visit small businesses and restaurants, including Rolling Ridge Nursery for outdoor market set up on sidewalk and patios. Trolleys take visitors all over the district. Free carriage rides, carolers and of course, Santa!
Nov 19, 20 & 21
Holiday Open House – Join us during our regular hours and browse our beautiful holiday displays! This is sure to get you into the Holiday Spirit! Find decorations for your home and gifts to shorten your Christmas shopping list! 20% off Christmas items during these days only! Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
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. 23rd-Dec. 31st
10am-4pm—Winter Jewels: An Enchanted Celebration. The Butterfly House transforms into an enchanted land this winter. Enjoy the tropical conservatory filled with elaborate fairy gardens, home to the guardians of our jewel-toned butterflies. Discover nature’s gems in the Chrysalis Jewel Mine, make new friends in the Gnome Forest, and meet enchanted animals throughout this colorful land. Free for members, included with admission for non-members. Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, 12/24 and 12/25.
Small Business Saturday. Support your local, independent garden centers and other small businesses. Your money spent locally stays in your community.
Nov. 28th, Dec. 4th and 18th
Noon-4pm–Holiday Open House. Live reindeer, family photos, floral demonstrations, snacks and more. FREE. Planthaven Farms, 6703 Telegraph Rd., Oakville. (314)-846-0078.
1:30pm—Tree Root Collar Disorders: University of Illinois Extension Fall Webinar. Horticulture educator Ryan Pankau will explore how to prevent, identify, and treat common tree root collar disorders. This webinar event is available to attend from your home. Online participation registration is at go.illinois.edu/FourSeasons at least one week before course date.
Missouri Green Industry Conference. Seven educational tracks and an informational vendor expo. St. Charles Convention Center. Go to mogic.org for details and pre-registration.
9am-5pm—Garden Heights Holiday Open House. Join Garden Heights to kick off the holiday season with all your holiday favorites! Explore their hanging Christmas tree forest to snag the perfect tree, and deck it out with ornaments, garland, stems and so much more from their outdoor holiday marketplace! It’s the perfect way to start the season with a little outdoor holiday cheer! Garden Heights Nursery, 1605 Big Bend, Richmond Heights. (314) 645-7333, GardenHeights.com.
Dec. 11th, 12th, 18 &19th
5:30-7:30—Supper with Santa. Santa is stopping by the Butterfly House. Join him for a delicious dinner and see how butterflies get into the holiday sprit by taking night strolls through the tropical conservatory. Finish off the evening with a souvenir photo op with the guest of honor! Advance registration required. Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House..
Native Plant School Webinar Series: Rainscaping with Native Plants. Learn how to plan, install and maintain rain gardens. This is part of a series of Zoom webinar classes taught by the horticulture staff at Shaw Nature Reserve, and are supported by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the St. Louis Wild Ones Chapter. $5 members; $10 nonmembers. Registration ends 1/17/22 at 9am. Register at mobot.org.
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.
9am—Gardening for Pollinators. St. Charles County Master Gardeners will present a virtual set of gardening classes on pollinator gardening. Keynote speaker Scott Woodbury with Shaw Nature Reserve. More information and online registration can be accessed after January 1st at www.stcharlescountymastergardeners.com.