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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. FREE. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves.
9am—St. Louis County Parks Children’s Garden Club. Baisch & Skinner, 2721 LaSalle St., St. Louis, MO.
Classes, Lectures and Events
6-9pm—Spirits in the Garden. Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve sampling tastings from local and regional distilleries, wineries and breweries! Strut your stuff in a costume contest. Test your horror movie knowledge in our trivia contest. Solve a scavenger hunt. Dance the night away to spooky tunes spun by Lamar Harris is DJ Nune. Watch classic horror movies. Meet local paranormal investigators. Learn about the spirited history of the Garden. Enjoy a fortune teller, fire performer and stilt-walking Frankenstein’s monster.
Admission includes all activities and tastings. Food available for purchase. Cash bar also available. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age. $20 members, $30 adults (ages 21+. This outdoor event happens rain or shine. Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., 63110.
1-2pm—Preparing Perennials and Flowering Shrubs for Winter. Part of Passiglia’s Walk & Talk educational programs. Walks start at the nursery patio. Passiglia’s Nursery, 1855 Hwy 109, Wildwood. Call 636-431-4061 or visit passiglia.com.
6:30pm—The Art of Kokedama. Part of the Patio Garden Speakers Series hosted by the St. Louis Elks. Contact Doug Wolter at email@example.com with questions. Elks Lodge #9, 12481 Ladue Rd., St. Louis. This event is open to the public.
Sat. 10am-4pm—Old Webster Winter Market. Visit small businesses and restaurants, including Rolling Ridge Nursery, where the Webster Groves Historical Society will host its Holiday Market with crafters and vendors. Rolling Ridge will also have refreshments and give away tree seedlings and bird seed samples. Trolleys take visitors all over the district. Free carriage rides, carolers and of course, Santa!
Nov 18, 19 & 20
Holiday Open House – Our Elves create magical Holiday displays and decorated Christmas trees throughout the gardenc and greenhouse in preparation for your visit during this event! Feel the magic and spirit of Christmas awaken as you join us to browse through all our beautiful displays! (During regular hours: Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm). Hoffmann Hillermann Nursery & Florist, 636-239-6729, www.hillermann.com.
10am—Christmas Wreath. Just in time to decorate for the Holiday Season! Learn how to make your own silk Holiday Wreath to dress up your door or wall. You will also learn how to make your own holiday ribbons to add a festive touch. $45.00. Class size limited. Please call 636-239-6729 to reserve a spot. Hoffmann Hillermann Nursery & Florist, www.hillermann.com.
Nov. 19th-Jan. 7th
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.
1-2pm—Holiday/Winter Planter. Create your own Holiday/Winter Planter that will last through the Holiday Season. There is a fee for materials. Part of Passiglia’s Walk & Talk educational programs. Walks start at the nursery patio. Passiglia’s Nursery, 1855 Hwy 109, Wildwood. Call 636-431-4061 or visit passiglia.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. 25th-Dec. 30th
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, Thanksgiving, 12/24 and 12/25.
Noon-4pm—Holiday Crawl. Planthaven Farms, 6703 Telegraph Rd., Oakville. (314)-846-0078.
10am— Winter Porch Pot. Bring back your porch pot from fall and transform it into a festive Winter Porch Pot! Using the container you used in the fall, we will trim the plants down, and add fresh evergreens and winter accents to create a Winter Porch Pot. Place it back on your porch to decorate for another season! $25.00. Class size limited. Please call 636-239-6729 to reserve a spot. Hoffmann Hillermann Nursery & Florist, www.hillermann.com.
Dec. 4th and 11th
11am-1pm–Holiday Open House. Two live reindeer, family photos and more. FREE. Dec. 4th at Planthaven Farms, 6703 Telegraph Rd., Oakville. Dec. 11th & 18th at Planthaven’s NEW Location at 9504 Olive Blvd. in Olivette. Call for details (314)-846-0078.
Small Business Saturday. Support your local, independent garden centers and other small businesses. Your money spent locally stays in your community.
Missouri Green Industry Conference. A day of classes and guest speakers for professionals to improve their skills and knowledge and mingle with peers. Keynote speaker Anita Brooks discusses the “7 Secret Powers of Exceptional Leaders”. Other guest speakers plus 7 educational tracks. CEUs available, Deadline for early registration is Nov. 23rd. at noon. St. Charles Convention Center.
10am-4pm—Customer Appreciation Day. Rolling Ridge will host its annual Customer Appreciation Day, with complimentary food and drink. Rolling Ridge Nursery, 60 N. Gore, Webster Groves, MO.
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. 10th, 11th, 17th &18th
5:30-7:30—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. $20 Garden members, $25 nonmembers. Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, 15050 Faust Park, Chesterfield. MO. (314) 577-0888.
1-2pm—Painting Class. Get creative! Join our very first Painting Class and enjoy a few holiday treats as well. There is a materials fee for this class. Part of Passiglia’s Walk & Talk educational programs. Walks start at the nursery patio. Passiglia’s Nursery, 1855 Hwy 109, Wildwood. Call 636-431-4061 or visit passiglia.com.
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.