This Week In Gardening & Nature

This week in the garden: Outdoors- sow radishes. Indoors- start tomatoes. Plan your 2023 Garden with Seed St. Louis Seed Starting/Planting Calendar

Seed St. Louis Planting Guides
Asparagus Leeks Onions Potatoes Strawberries

The Big List of St. Louis Area Plant Sales: African Violets, Carnivorous, Daylilies, Gesneriads, Herbs, Hostas, Iris, Native Plants, Perennials, Roses, Veggies, Wildflowers

Missed attending one of Seed St. Louis Online gardening classes? Check out the recorded classes on Seed St. Louis YouTube channel

4 pm Wednesday St. Louis Public Library craft event for Kids Ages 7-12: Let’s Make A Garden! @ Machacek Library, Lindenwood

5 pm Wednesday Arboretum Walking Tour @ Wildwood Valley Gardens, Bellefontaine Cemetery. Horticulturist led walk. Register

6 pm Thursday Seed St. Louis Zoom Class: Composting 101. Register

Volunteers Wanted: 9 am Friday Arbor Day Tree Planting @ Tower Grove Park. Register

Noon Saturday St. Louis Public Library event: Forest Park Owls:-Hiding in Plain Sight with naturalist Mark H.X. Glenshaw @ Carpenter Library,  Tower Grove South

Volunteers Wanted: 1 pm Saturday 8th Forest ReLeaf’s Open Nursery Potting Day @ CommuniTree Gardens, Maryland Hts. Register

6 pm April 10th University of Missouri Extension Online Class: Produce Safety in Community Gardens. Register

10 am April 11th Trolley Tour @ Bellefontaine Cemetery Two-hour trolley tour led by a Master Guide sharing horticulture and arboretum highlights Tickets $5. Register

2 pm April 11th Arboretum Walking Tour at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Horticulturist led walk. Register

10 am April 12th Thursday Bellefontaine in Bloom at Bellefontaine Cemetery. 2 Hour walking tour with master guide. Register

4 pm April 12th Missouri Prairie Foundation Zoom Class: The Tallgrass Prairie of Missouri Above and Below the Soil Surface. Register

7 am to 7:30 pm April 15th Veterans Free Fishing Day at Bennett Spring State Park, Lebanon MO

8 am to 2 pm April 15th Native Plant Workshop and Plant Sale at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, Kirkwood. Hosted by Partners for Native Landscaping.

9 am to Noon April 15th Arbor Day Tree Giveaway at Bellefontaine Cemetery

3:30 pm April 15th Missouri Conservation Department Virtual Class: Naturalist Note- Wild Warblers.  Improve your warbler identification. Register

Volunteers Wanted for 9 am April 18th Plant It Forward at Tower Grove Park. Helping the Horticulture Team maintain the beautiful flower beds. Register

Noon April 18th Missouri Conservation Department Virtual Class: Spring Wildflowers of Southeast Missouri. The swamps and bottomlands of the Bootheel offer a variety of plants found nowhere else in the state. Register

2 pm April 18th Arboretum Walking Tour at Bellefontaine Cemetery. Horticulturist led walk. Register

4 pm April 18th St. Louis Public Library event for K-6 Kids: Make A Rain Gauge @ Machacek Library, Lindenwood

6 pm April 18th Missouri Conservation Department Virtual Class: Barn Owl Biology. Register

Volunteers Wanted for 9 am April 20th Plant It Forward at Tower Grove Park. Helping the Horticulture Team maintain the beautiful flower beds. Register

10 am April 20th Thursday Bellefontaine in Bloom at Bellefontaine Cemetery. 2 Hour walking tour with master guide. Register

6 pm April 20th Seed St. Louis Online Class: Gardening for the Environment. Register

8:30 am April 23rd St. Louis Audubon Society’s Youth & Families Beginner Bird Walk @ Tower Grove Park. 16 Tickets remaining. Register

Volunteers Wanted for 9 am April 25th Plant It Forward at Tower Grove Park. Helping the Horticulture Team maintain the beautiful flower beds. Register

4:30 pm April 25th St. Louis Public Library event for K-6 Kids: Hands-on STEM- Earth Day Wildflower Seed Balls and Launcher! @ Julia Davis Library, Penrose

4 pm April 26th Missouri Prairie Foundation Zoom Class: Spring Into Action for Declining Birds. Register

Volunteers Wanted for 9 am April 27th Plant It Forward at Tower Grove Park. Helping the Horticulture Team maintain the beautiful flower beds. Register

April 28th-29th St. Louis Herb Society Plant Sale @ Missouri Botanical Garden

For Teachers.10 am April 29th Seed St. Louis In-Person Class at Carriage House: Summer Strategies for the School Garden. Register

8 pm April 29th Stargazing at Tower Grove Park with St. Louis Astronomical Society

U-City in Bloom Plant Sale is usually last week of April but there’s no 2023 info yet

9 am April 30th Seed St. Louis & Trailnet Tour de Plants Community Ride. $15, $20. Register

9 am April 30th Partners for Native Landscaping Native Plant Sale & Native Plant Swap @ Beyond Housing. Preorder from vendors for pick up or shop from what is available that day.

9 am to 1 pm May 6th Wildflower Market @ Shaw Nature Reserve. $5

9 am to 5 pm May 6th West County Daylily Club Sale @ Missouri Botanical GardenEntrance included with Garden Admission. Garden Admission is free to St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents 7 am to Noon Wednesdays and Saturdays.

9 am to Noon May 13th Seed St. Louis Summer Plant Sale @ Carriage House, 3815 Bell. Arrive early for best selection. Bring a box lid to carry your plants. $4 seedling 6-packs. Available at this Sale: Basil, Eggplant, Sweet & Hot Peppers, Tomatoes, Mint, Lavender, Rhubarb, Sorrel, more

9 am to 5 pm May 13th Metropolitan St. Louis African Violet Council Show and Sale @ Missouri Botanical Garden. Entrance included with Garden Admission. Garden Admission is FREE to St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents 7 am to Noon Wednesdays and Saturdays.

10 am May 13th World Bird Sanctuary Native Plant Sale. Preorder from vendors for pick up or shop from what is available that day.

8:30 am May 20th Brightside St. Louis Downtown Planting Day. Volunteers wanted. Register

9 am to 5 pm May 20th & 21st St. Louis Hosta Society Show and Sale @ Missouri Botanical Garden. Entrance included with Garden Admission. Garden Admission is FREE to St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents 7 am to Noon Wednesdays and Saturdays.

9 am to 5 pm May27th Rose Society of Greater St. Louis Show and Sale @ Missouri Botanical Garden. Entrance included with Garden Admission. Garden Admission is FREE to St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents 7 am to Noon Wednesdays and Saturdays.

10 am to 5 pm June 3rd Lafayette Square Garden Tour & Antique Fair

9 am to 5 pm June 10th Carnivorous Plant Society Show and Sale @ Missouri Botanical Garden. Entrance included with Garden Admission. Garden Admission is FREE to St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents 7 am to Noon Wednesdays and Saturdays.

11 am to 4 pm June 11th St. Louis Sustainable Backyard Tour. Free. Register

9 am to 5 pm June 24th Kimmswick Daylily Sale to benefit Kimmswick Visitor Center, Jefferson County.

9 am to 5 pm August 5th & 6th Greater St. Louis Iris Society Plant Sale @ Missouri Botanical Garden. Entrance included with Garden Admission. Garden Admission is FREE to St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents 7 am to Noon Wednesdays and Saturdays.

9 am to 5 om September 9th Gateway West Gesneriad Society Sale @ Missouri Botanical Garden. Entrance included with Garden Admission. Garden Admission is FREE to St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents 7 am to Noon Wednesdays and Saturdays.

9 am to 5 pm September 16th & 17th Greater St. Louis Daylily Society Sale @ Missouri Botanical Garden. Entrance included with Garden Admission. Garden Admission is FREE to St. Louis City and St. Louis County residents 7 am to Noon Wednesdays and Saturdays.


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