Native Plant School: Gardening Under a Black Walnut Grove
May 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
Share this event

Registration required. 

Native Plant School is a year-round series of indoor/outdoor classes in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve that covers various aspects of native landscaping. Please bring your questions, comments, drawings, and plant specimens. Participation from the audience is encouraged. Price per class. Native Plant School at Shaw Nature Reserve is underwritten by the Missouri Department of Conservation and Wild Ones Natural Landscapers. Registration required.

Eighteen years ago we planted two fringetrees in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden. One ten feet from the base of a mature black walnut tree, the other beneath a chinquapin oak. The one beneath the oak is approaching 15 feet in height and spread whereas the one under the walnut is five feet tall and wide. Both have attractive branch structure and flower well. This dwarfing affect looks pleasing on single or multi-stemmed trees but it can make certain shrubs look scrawny. This class will show you what native plants grow well or poorly under black walnuts. For adults only. 


Admission

$14 Missouri Botanical Garden Members and Shaw Nature Reserve Passholders

$17 General public

Additional Information