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Area Events

Throughout the year, we will post events of interest to gardeners that are presented by other organizations in the metropolitan area.

If you are looking for events presented by the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City, just click on MG Events.

*If you would like to get your organization’s gardening related event listed please email submissions to: (Please keep submissions to 130 words or less)
Champion Trees of the Overland Park Arboretum
Wed, Jan 29, 1pm; at the Overland Park Arboretum, located a mile west of US Hwy 69 on 179th St, Overland Park, KS. Most of us love big trees. Jim Earnest will give a one-hour PowerPoint presentation on Champion Trees of the Overland Park Arboretum. This is an exciting new program from the Education Committee. Ken O’Dell and Jim have walked the trails and gardens at the Arboretum and measured more than 200 trees over the past three years. The largest of twenty-four species have been selected for this presentation. Jim will show and discuss these big trees, including giant cottonwoods and sycamores, beautiful oaks and hickories along with many others. He will also show you where to find these special trees at the Arboretum. 
A Rose for Every Garden
Thurs, Feb 6, 11:30am-1pm; at Wyandotte County Extension Office, 1216 N 79th St, Kansas City KS. Anyone can grow beautiful roses. All it takes is understanding the plant’s needs and picking the right variety for your garden. This class will be taught by Laura Dickinson, a consulting rosarian with the American Rose Society, and retired Master Gardener from Johnson County. Ms. Dickinson will discuss basic rose care, rose varieties, how new hybrids are developed, and how to select the best roses for your gardening needs. Registration is not required. Fee: $5.00 payable at the door (waived for currently certified Master Gardeners). For further information, call 913-299-9300.
Seed Starting
Thurs, Feb 6, 6:30-7:30pm; at Clinton Parkway Nursery, 4900 Clinton Pkwy, Lawrence, KS 66047. Learn how to start your own seeds and what seeds work best to start indoors. Typically we focus on starting annuals and vegetables from seed. Handouts provided. FREE, but seating is limited, so please RSVP either by clicking on “going” on our Facebook page or call 785-842-3081.
Gardeners Connect Free Speaker Series
Sat, Feb 15, 10am; in the Auditorium of the Anita B Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64110. Cookbook author Judith Fertig on “Garden to Grill.”
Gardening by Design Symposium in Paola
Sat, Feb 29, 9am-3:30pm (check-in at 8:30am) at the Lighthouse Church, 1402 E 303rd St, Paola, KS. Theme: “The Color-Filled Garden.” Presenters and topics are Lenora Larson, “Eye Candy: Color Theory for Gardeners” and “Beyond Impatiens: Colorful Shade Gardens.” Ania Wiatr, “Designing with Colorful Native Plants.” Timothy Moloney, “354 Days of Amazing Color.” Susan Mertz, “Colorful Low-Maintenance Gardens.” Sponsored by Marais des Cygnes Extension Master Gardeners. The $40 fee includes lunch and snacks. Open to all, but pre-registration is required by Feb 15. Space is limited. Watch for details and registration form at For more information call 913-294-4306. 
Beekeeping I
Wed, Mar 4 & 11, 6:30-8:30pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. This is an introductory course into beekeeping. We will review the importance of honey bees in our everyday life. Participants will learn about the life cycle of the honey bee, their history, and become familiar with today’s beekeeping techniques. Fee: $59. To enroll go to or call 913-469-2323.
Beekeeping II
Wed, Mar 18 & 25, 6:30-8:30pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. This course offers an in depth review of current beekeeping practices. You will study beekeeping in the classroom and explore a beehive in the field. The course will give you hands on experience working a beehive. Fee: $59. To enroll go to or call 913-469-2323.
Central Missouri Master Gardeners’ Annual Plant Sale
Sat, May 2, 2020, 7am-noon. Indoor plant sale at the Jaycee Fairgrounds, 1445 Fairgrounds Road, Jefferson City, MO. The sale features tomatoes, vegetables, peppers, herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, hanging baskets, container plantings, shrubs, and trees. Proceeds from the sale fund scholarships, community garden projects, and the River City Gardens.





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