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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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Seasonal Gardening Tips

Water evergreens if the soil is dry and unfrozen.

Enjoy the fragrant blooms of the Ozark Witch Hazel flowering in shrub borders or wooded areas on warm sunny days.

Sow seeds of larkspur, sweet peas, Shirley poppies and snapdragons where they are to grow outdoors now. To bloom best, these plants must sprout and begin growth well before warm weather arrives.

Seeds of slow-growing annuals like ageratum, verbena, petunias, geraniums, coleus, impatiens and salvia may be started indoors now.

Sow seeds of broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and cabbage indoors now for transplanting into the garden later this spring.

Inspect fruit trees for tent caterpillar egg masses. Eggs appear as dark brown or gray collars that encircle small twigs. Destroy by pruning or scratching off with your thumbnail.

Repot any root-bound house plants now before vigorous growth occurs. Choose a new container that is only 1 or 2 inches larger in diameter than the old pot.


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Enjoy the fragrant blooms of the Ozark Witch Hazel flowering in shrub borders or wooded areas on warm sunny days.
Enjoy the fragrant blooms of the Ozark Witch Hazel flowering in shrub borders or wooded areas on warm sunny days.
Repot any root-bound house plants now before vigorous growth occurs. Choose a new container that is only 1 or 2 inches larger in diameter than the old pot.
Repot any root-bound house plants now before vigorous growth occurs. Choose a new container that is only 1 or 2 inches larger in diameter than the old pot.
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