1011 N. Woodlawn, St. Louis, MO 63122-2803
314-965-3070
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April 2017
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Minimum Care, Maximum Results, Superb Small Shrubs

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Having a lovely flowering garden the neighbors will be talking about doesn't have to take a lot of time and effort. At this session you will discover our favorite small shrubs with exceptional blooms and foliage that will give your garden color from spring through fall. Once planted, you're done! Small shrubs require little-to-no pruning and are long-lived. If you want to create a display you can be proud of, but you don't want to spend hours maintaining it, come…

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Build Your Own Bird Sanctuary, St. Louis Audubon Society

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Saint Louis Audubon Society Executive Director Mitch Leachman will discuss how to create a bird sanctuary of your own. Highlights include discussion of how to use native plants to create a bird habitat in your yard, what plants are especially attractive to birds and what bird species we can expect to see in Saint Louis. Information will be provided about the Saint Louis Audubon “Bring Conservation Home” program to help you on this project.  Read more here. This event is FREE and no…

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Q & A With Missouri Native Plant Experts

April 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Want more birds and butterflies in your garden. Here's your chance to learn from the best. Members of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, a group of native plant enthusiasts, will be on hand to answer your native plant questions. At 5:30 p.m. join Betty Struckhoff, a member of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, for a presentation that will help you create a lively landscape, reduce maintenance, and increase 4 season interest all while drawing birds and butterflies to your garden. Wild Ones:…

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Landscaping With Missouri Native Plants

April 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Ready to ditch the lawnmower, watering system, fertilizer spreader and leaf blower? Would you like more birds and butterflies in your garden? Join Betty Struckhoff, a member of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, for this inspiring session. Betty's presentation will help you create a lively landscape, reduce maintenance, and increase 4 season interest all while drawing birds and butterflies to your garden. Starting at 4:30, members of Wild Ones Natural Landscapers will be hand the answer your native plant questions. Betty…

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Who Says Edible Gardens Can’t Be Pretty?

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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At this session we'll show you the plants that will excite your senses. You'll see fabulous combinations of ornamental herbs, flowering annuals and flavorful veggies. Learn about the vegetables and herbs that are as gorgeous as they are tasty. You'll discover how colorful plants, luscious fruit, and intensely scented foliage can turn plain old pots into delectable masterpieces. This class is FREE and requires no reservations.

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Plants That Work

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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At this session you will hear about the perennials and shrubs that reward us with abundant blooms and luscious foliage without all the fuss. We will share with you the plants we have found to be most beautiful, tough and long lived. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.

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Make & Take Container Workshop & Class

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Learn creative combinations of plants, colors and textures to amaze your family and friends. You will hear about the breathtaking plants that will transform your window boxes, moss baskets, hayracks, and pots into living art forms. Let us help you create your masterpiece. After the class, Sugar Creek Designers will be available to help you put together fabulous pots. Bring a container to plant, or purchase one from our great selection.  Class is FREE. Price of plants and pots dependent upon…

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May 2017
FREE

Plants June Loves Best

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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We are delighted to present an evening with June Hutson, retired Supervisor of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Kemper Home Demonstration Gardens. June is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the top experts on hands-on gardening. June will share her favorite plants with you. During her long career at the Missouri Botanical Garden, June Hutson has earned many recognitions. For her work June was named the Aurelia Schlapp Curator of Perennials, the only horticulture curatorship awarded in the history…

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June’s Best Gardening Tips

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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We are delighted to present an evening with June Hutson, retired Supervisor of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Kemper Home Demonstration Gardens. June is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the top experts on hands-on gardening. June will share her best gardening tips with you. During her long career at the Missouri Botanical Garden, June Hutson has earned many recognitions. For her work June was named the Aurelia Schlapp Curator of Perennials, the only horticulture curatorship awarded in the…

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Master the Basics, Proven Techniques for Successful Gardening

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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This class will walk you through the tried-and-true techniques needed to create a beautiful garden. You'll learn about soil preparation, selecting the right plant for the right place, fertilizing, and how available light and water affect your plants. You'll also learn how proper garden techniques greatly improve your plants' performance.  

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Pollinator Pantry, Gardening for Pollinators

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Presented by St. Louis County Parks Ambassador MaryAnn Fink.  Meet MaryAnn Fink, Environmental Horticulturalist and Habitat Specialist. MaryAnn will fill you in on the outstanding St. Louis County Parks program Pollinator Pantry Garden. St. Louis County Parks is sharing their "butterfly foodie" lists and their "how to's"  so you too can cater to St. Louis's butterflies and caterpillars! Learn the plants butterflies love, along with the different butterflies that will call your garden home. This class is FREE and no reservations are required. See St. Louis County…

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June 2017
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The Beautiful Herb Garden

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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We are delighted to present this program by the St. Louis Herb Society. We all love the unique flavors that herbs lend to food and drink. They also add a new dimension to edible gardening with their bright blooms and beautiful foliage. Join members of the St. Louis Herb Society as they share herbs that are tasty as well as pretty. The St. Louis Herb Society is a not-for-profit organization founded as a study group in 1941 for the purpose…

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Let’s Make A Terrarium

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Call 314-965-3070 for reservations.  Are you intrigued by terrariums but aren’t sure how to make one? Where do you get those tiny plants? And what kind of potting soil should you use? What about drainage? Let us take the terror out of terrariums by providing all the supplies along with an experienced terrarium tutor to guide you through the process. From traditional designs to fairy garden terrariums to more modern looks, we’ve got the inspiration to help you make your…

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July 2017
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Long Blooming Shade Perennials for Exceptional Color

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Take the guess work out of perennial selection. With this class you'll discover the showiest, longest blooming, heaviest producing shade perennials available. Learn their growing requirements along with the techniques needed to keep these plants in top flower production form. This class is free and no reservations are required.

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August 2017
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Hot Summer Survivors

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Discover the best, long blooming hybrid perennials, shrubs and grasses, along with the toughest wildflowers that laugh at heat and humidity and look good even in the hottest of summers. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.

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$45

Let’s Make A Terrarium

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Call 314-965-3070 for reservations.  Are you intrigued by terrariums but aren’t sure how to make one? Where do you get those tiny plants? And what kind of potting soil should you use? What about drainage? Let us take the terror out of terrariums by providing all the supplies along with an experienced terrarium tutor to guide you through the process. From traditional designs to fairy garden terrariums to more modern looks, we’ve got the inspiration to help you make your…

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To Prune Or Not To Prune? And The Right Way To Do It

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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The timing of pruning can affect how much Hydrangeas and other shrubs bloom. Some shrubs flower on new wood, and some shrubs on old wood. At this session you will learn the correct timing and techniques to prune the various Hydrangea cultivars and other shrubs for maximum blooming. Rejuvenating tired old shrubs will also be discussed. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.

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Spread the Wealth, Propagating Perennials

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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Wanting to expand your garden? We can help. We'll show you how to multiply your existing perennials into many more. This class takes you through the basics of plant division, stem cuttings, along with other techniques of perennial propagation.  This class is FREE and no reservations are required.

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September 2017
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Master the Basics, Proven Techniques for Successful Gardening

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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This class will walk you through the tried-and-true techniques needed to create a beautiful garden. You'll learn about soil preparation, selecting the right plant for the right place, fertilizing, and how available light and water affect your plants. You'll also learn how proper garden techniques greatly improve your plants' performance. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.  

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Master the Basics, Proven Techniques for Successful Gardening

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sugar Creek Gardens, 1011 N. Woodlawn
Kirkwood, MO 63122 United States
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This class will walk you through the tried-and-true techniques needed to create a beautiful garden. You'll learn about soil preparation, selecting the right plant for the right place, fertilizing, and how available light and water affect your plants. You'll also learn how proper garden techniques greatly improve your plants' performance. This class is FREE and no reservations are required.  

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