GARDENING

MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN PASS    MoBot

Check out one of our two membership passes for one week per household.  A membership pass gives 4 adults and all children 12 and under free general admission to the Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, and Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, free admission to the Children’s Garden on Tuesdays, April through October, and reciprocal privileges to over 300 botanical gardens and arboreta across the U.S. and Canada . Garden Plus members receive 10% off in the Garden Gate Shop, Butterfly House Gift Shop, and Little Shop Around the Corner. Receive up to 20% discounts during annual spring, fall, and holiday sales, as well as discounted member rates on educational courses for adults, children, and families.


 

SAFE AND ERGONOMIC GARDENING  Safe, Ergonomic Gardening

Get information for easy ways to protect yourself while you are working in your garden, including general safety tips and safe ways to lift, turn, carry, and the proper way to operate garden tools.

Community Room
Monday, June 15 from 6:30-7:30 pm 
Presented by St. Louis Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau Denise Pott

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CHOCOLATE PLANTS Chocolate Plant

Chocoholic? Discover how to be a chocoholic gardener! Walk through the earliest history of chocolate, learn how it is cultivated and processed, and then consider ways to take your chocolate addiction into your garden with ‘chocolate’ plants. For literally thousands of years, people have been fascinated with strange and wonderful fruit, chocolate. Learn the alluring history of this gift from the rain forest. Taste samples and explore the “chocolate” perennials, bulbs, shrubs and annuals that can be incorporated into your garden.

Community Room
Tuesday, June 23 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm 
Presented by St. Louis Master Gardener Speakers Bureau Betsy Alexander

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EXTENDING GARDEN INTEREST INTO LATE FALL Extend garden into Late Fall

As we move through summer, it is time to consider the steps we need to take to prolong the beauty of our gardens. With the approaching end to summer and the start of fall, with some consideration we can extend our gardens’ interest and prepare for the chores to winterize our perennials, shrubs and trees.

Community Room
Monday, August 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm 
Presented by St. Louis Master Gardener Speakers Bureau Jack Lane

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