Native Plant School

Native Plant School

Upcoming Sessions

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 Native Plant School is a year-round series of mostly outdoor learning sessions in the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve. They will cover various aspects of native home landscaping and prairie/savanna/wetland re-establishment. Please bring your questions, comments, photos, drawings, plant specimens, etc. for these three-hour discussion sessions. Scott Woodbury and guest experts will lead the discussions, hands-on tours and demonstrations. Participation from the audience is encouraged.

Class Information

Registration: Registration is required. Please register and pay online. If you are unable to register online, call Rachel at Shaw Nature Reserve at (314) 577-9526.

  • Registration starts February 1 for classes in March through August.
  • Registration starts August 1 for classes in September through February.

Time: All classes are Thursdays from 1–4 p.m.

Location: All classes will begin in the classroom behind the Joseph H. Bascom House, except for plant propagation which will gather in the Greenhouse.

Fees: $17 for non-members; $14 for members.

Continuing Education Credits: CEU’s available on request (three per course).


Upcoming Sessions

Current classes are listed on our registration webpage. Please register and pay online here