February 1 to March 22 – Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily – Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show. Immerse yourself in a tropical oasis brimming with vibrant blooming orchids at the Orchid Show, a once-a-year opportunity to view a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive living collection. Peer through lush […]
The Whitney R. Harris Ecology Center at the University of Missouri – St. Louis has selected the Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Zoo to be recipients of the 2019 World Ecology Award in honor of their long-standing conservation efforts in Madagascar. For more information see https://www.umsl.edu/hwec/events-outreach/world-ecology-award.html
Plants are essential to our life, beautiful and complex but scientists are just now learning how complex they are. Recent scientific studies have shown that plants can learn by association similar to Pavlov’s dogs and plants also have long term memory.
‘Making Connections’ is the theme of this year’s University of Missouri Extension’s Missouri Master Gardener State Conference. Connect with Mizzou, Horticulture Specialists from around the state, and Master Gardeners at this amazing educational experience in Columbia, Missouri. Fruits and vegetables, landscaping and ornamentals, Master Pollinator and other interesting classes will be offered. The event is […]
While visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden, be sure to notice the lovely planters in Spoehrer Plaza. The St. Louis Master Gardeners donated the four planters to the Garden in 2011. In December, the Master Gardeners donated $1000 to the Garden to support the plantings.
If one of your favorite sights in spring is all the daffodils in bloom, you might want to visit the 21st annual “Royal Daffodils” Daffodil Show presented by the Greater St Louis Daffodil Society! The show will be open to the public from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 11 to Friday April […]
The 2019 University of Missouri Extension Council Annual Dinner and Fundraiser is March 29, 2019. For more information, see extension.missouri.edu/stlouis.
The 2019 St. Louis Master Gardener training class is underway with 54 new Master Gardeners in training. The classes started on January 3rd and graduation will be in early May. Daria McKelvey, the Supervisor of the Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden, teaches the classes on botany. For information on becoming […]
Welcome to the new St. Louis Master Gardener website. Be sure to check out the Galleries to see photos of the 2019 Master Gardener Holiday Party and also the News. Some tips on viewing your hours… Most of you that haven’t logged hours yet this year will not see anything on Current Year Summary or […]
The Kemper Center for Home Gardening has been decorated for the holidays with a nature theme. Plant Dr Barb Hilton and Horticulturist Chip Tynan are enjoying the festive surroundings and were kind enough to pose in the sleigh for me.