Monarch caterpillar on butterfly weed. Photo: Bruce Schuette

Get Your Monarch Garden in a Box Kit at STL Great MonArch Migration Event Sept 26

August 31, 2020 | News

The National Park Service and the City of St. Louis have invited our Grow Native! professional members to sell pre-ordered native plants and deliver them to the Gateway Arch National Park on Saturday, Sept. 26, in celebration of National Public Lands Day. The Gateway Arch National Park is hosting a Mississippi River Clean Up and the Great MonArch Migration Event 2020. The event organizers would like people to have the opportunity to purchase a “Monarch Garden in a Box” set of plants to take home and plant.

The “Monarch Garden in a Box” will include 9 plants from the “St. Louis Monarch Mix Plant List” (see graphic below)–the mix of the plants made up of at least 3 milkweed plants and an assortment of 6 other pollinator-friendly plants. The boxes will be pre-made; no special requests for certain species can be made. You must pre-order and pre-pay through one of the vendors listed below by Thursday, September 24th. There will be no extra plants available for purchase on the day of. The plant boxes will be available for pick up at 11 N. 4th Street, St. Louis, MO 63102 (between the old courthouse and the Gateway Arch) on September 26th from 10 AM until 12 PM.

Order your box for $30 from one of the following Grow Native! professional members:

  • Gaylena’s Garden – email with “STL Monarch Box” in the subject line.
  • Papillon Perennials – call 636-273-9688 to order a box.

This is not a Missouri Prairie Foundation/Grow Native! event. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Catherine Werner with the City of St. Louis at or visit the event site here.

Monarch Mix Plant List

Learn more about how to garden for monarch butterflies with these Grow Native! resources.


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