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Native Gardens of Excellence Open House

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

On June 8 from 1-4 p.m., Grow Native! is offering its first-ever Open House event to highlight some of our wonderful Native Gardens of Excellence located in the St. Louis, Kansas City, and mid-Missouri areas!

Each site will have representatives on hand to provide information to visitors, answer questions, and explain the various attributes and techniques that are used at the site. A map to each site can be found on each site’s individual webpage linked below.

St. Louis Metro:
Main Street Garden — St. Charles, MO

Pilot Plot — Granite City, IL

South Grand Business District — St. Louis, MO
Representatives will be stationed at the Ritz Park (located at 3147-3151 South Grand Blvd.) to greet visitors as they arrive. Brief tours of the native landscape, lasting around 30 minutes, will start at 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.

Kansas City Metro:
Kaw Point Park Gardens — Kansas City, KS

Ashland Library — Ashland, MO

Mayor’s Native Plant Garden at City Hall — Columbia, MO

Native Plants Outdoor Laboratory at Lincoln University — Jefferson City, MO
Native Plants Outdoor Laboratory will have before and after photos of the site, as well as native food snacks!

Registration is not required.

The Open House will proceed, rain or shine, except in cases of potentially unsafe weather conditions. Cancellation due to severe/dangerous weather will be at the discretion of each individual site. Consult local weather reports to be apprised of weather that may affect a particular site. Restroom facilities may not be available at all locations.

Note, though a representative will not be on hand to answer questions, you can also visit all 28 Native Gardens of Excellence anytime throughout the year during their regular open hours.


June 8
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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