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Bloom Time Calendar

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Blog & Latest News

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Gardening and Horticulture

The 79 acres of the Missouri Botanical Garden feature modern, traditional, and educational gardens, as well as conservatories that display plants native to lands far removed from St. Louis.

The William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening also provides home gardeners with resources, instruction, expert advice, and inspiration.

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Gardening Help

We have staff available to help you with your gardening questions:

 

Garden Photographers

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Seasonal Gardening Tips

Enjoy, but do not disturb the many wildflowers blooming in woodlands throughout Missouri.

When buying bedding plants, choose compact, bushy plants that have not begun to flower.

Fertilize established roses once new growth is 2 inches long. Use a balanced formulation. Begin spraying to control black spot disease.

Start mowing cool season grasses at recommended heights. For complete details, refer to University Extension Guide #6705, Cool Season Grasses.

Apply crabgrass preventers before April 15. Do not apply to areas that will be seeded.

Plants started indoors should be hardened off outdoors in cold frames before being transplanted into the garden.

Plant bare-root or potted fruit trees as soon as the soil can be worked.

Prune peaches and nectarines now.

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Take a class!

The Missouri Botanical Garden offers classes on gardening, landscaping, watercolor, painting, floral design, botanical crafts, photography, cooking, and more!

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Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes with our Horticulture Division to learn about the people who keep the Garden beautiful! You can also take online tours of the Garden, learn about intern and volunteer opportunities, and explore many horticultural and gardening events and activities. Learn more about horticulture at the Garden.

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Plant Information and Records

We have several online resources that will help you find a plant on the Garden grounds or select something unique to grow in your own garden.

PlantFinder
Plants of Merit™
Plant Records