Native Plant School: Rainscaping Practices
September 13, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve > Carriage House
: Scott Woodbury
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Registration required. For adults. 
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. 

Rain gardens function like miniature natural watersheds. They slow down, capture and absorb water using elements similar to those in nature: plants, rocks, shallow swales and depressions that hold water temporarily rather than let it quickly run away. They provide beauty, natural diversity and wildlife habitat in areas that otherwise would be a monoculture of lawns, pavement, concrete culverts and storm drains. This class will show you how to plan, install and maintain rain gardens and will touch on other rainscaping practices like lawn alternatives, permeable pavers, rain barrels, trees, mulch and green rooftops.


$14 Missouri Botanical Garden Members and Shaw Nature Reserve Passholders

$17 General public

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