U City in Bloom is a non-profit organization, founded in 1985, that maintains gardens planted throughout University City, MO. The gardens are located in many areas of the city including businesses, public schools, parks, major streets, and quiet neighborhoods. Over 300 beds and 100 planters are maintained. Funding comes from the city and the school district, donations, and fund raising activities such as the spring plant sale.
Gardening practices are focused on sustainability, use of native perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees.
Volunteers help with planting, weeding and watering the public garden locations.
If interested in volunteering, complete the form that is on their website. No previous gardening experience is needed.
Judy Prange, Executive Director
University City, MO 63130
Jane Keating, Director of Volunteers
Jesse Gilbertson, Director of Horticulture