Scheduled Activities & Special Events
Gardenland Express Holiday Flower & Train Show

Mother and daughter photographing show November 23–January 1

Enjoy model trains traveling through a festive landscape featuring thousands of plants at the Garden's annual holiday flower and train show.
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Great Green Adventures: Trees with Winter Coats

Evergreen needlesDecember 21, 2019
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

Why do some trees keep their leaves or needles over the winter and others lose them? Join us as we get to know some of the trees in the Garden by their bark, needles, or berries. Learn more

 

Great Green Adventures: Marvelous Mediterranean

Temperate House fountainJanuary 18, 2020
10:30–11:30 a.m. or
1:30–2:30 p.m.

With winter upon us, let’s visit the Mediterranean climate in the Temperate House. Here we’ll find flowers and trees that are sheltered from the cold outside. Learn more

 

Activities in the Brookings Exploration Center

MakerSpace
Daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
at Brookings Exploration Center (included in Garden admission)
Enjoy hands-on activities!

 

Activities at Tower Grove House

Visit the historic Tower Grove House through December 29, 2019 for:

Storytelling
Wednesday through Sunday at 11 a.m.
in Tower Grove House (included in Garden admission)
Relax a while and enjoy a nature-themed story in the cozy story corner of Henry Shaw’s country home.

Tower Grove House is open Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Mondays, Tuesdays and the months of January through March. The House is also closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

 


Be sure to check out classes and additional happenings for kids and families at the Garden, the Shaw Nature Reserve and the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House!

Children’s Garden

Girl climbing ropes in Children's Garden

The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden (open April–October) is the perfect place to make new discoveries. Host your next birthday party, come for a drop-in program, learn at a germination station or just explore. Learn more