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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)
ARS Rose Show and Conference
Sep 13-15; at the Country Club Plaza Holiday Inn. The Kansas City Rose Society is hosting the American Rose Society’s Central District Rose Show and Conference. All rose growers are invited to enter the show. You do not need to be a member of the ARS or Kansas City Rose Society to participate. The show will be open for public viewing from 2-4pm Sep 14. For more information, visit
Fall Native Plant Sale
Sat, Sep 14, 9am-2pm; at Backyard Bird Center, 6212 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154. Fall is a great time to plant natives. The growing season is almost over; the warm soil and cooler air temperatures give plants a boost in root growth, gaining a year development on natives planted in the spring. Native plants improve habitat in your yard by supporting insects that serve as an important food source for nesting birds. If you have been to one of these sales, you know that it is important to come early as there are only limited supplies of certain plants. Visit to get an idea of what kinds of plants he will be bringing and even place a preorder.
Plan It Native Regional Conference 
Wed, Sep 18 through Fri, Sep 20; at Intercontinental Hotel Kansas City, 401 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO. Presented by Deep Roots KC, formerly the KC Native Plant Initiative, Plan It Native is coming to Kansas City. This inaugural conference brings tools, tips and experience from leading national and regional landscape professionals to one locale and combines that learning with networking time to help you advance your landscape practices. We look forward to Planning It and planting it native with you! Contact: Sarah Beier,, 816-301-7545 x 701
Beekeeping III
Wed, Sep 18 & 25, 6:30-8:30pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. This class will be a fun and active way to learn how to be a successful backyard beekeeper. We will provide the basic knowledge needed to keep and manage a healthy beehive, and produce honey and beeswax. This class will cover bee behavior, hive management, diseases, pests, swarming and how to harvest honey right from your own backyard. Fee: $59. To enroll go to or call 913-469-2323.
Hasta Luego Monarchs at Pollinator Prairie 
Sat, Sep 21, 9am-2pm; at Pollinator Prairie, located at 320 S Blake St, Olathe, KS. People of all ages are invited to attend a family-friendly event hosted by the Johnson County Extension Master Naturalists to celebrate the annual migration of the Monarch butterfly to Mexico. This event is free. Participants will learn about Monarchs and other butterfly species with hands-on activities including: Demonstrations by Monarch Watch including catch and release of butterflies every half hour; Hands-on caterpillar and butterfly exhibit hosted by the K-State Extension Master Gardeners Wildlife Habitat Committee; Exhibits on benefits of pollinators; Entertainment, music, and more. For more information on the Hasta Luego Monarchs Event, visit or call 913-715-7000. If you would like to see more about the Pollinator Prairie, please visit or
Bird Feeder Cleaning Day
Sat, Sep 21, 9am-4pm; at Backyard Bird Center, 6212 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154. We have been cleaning feeders pretty much since we have been in this building and we hope that the event has led to cleaner feeders and healthier birds around our area. We also sincerely hope that this isn’t the only time people clean their feeders. In a perfect world, you would clean your feeders once per month. Here is how it works: Drop off your feeder(s) in the morning (no later than 3pm) and $3 will get your feeder cleaned with all of the proceeds going to the Parkville Nature Sanctuary. If the feeder is either exceptionally dirty or if minor repairs are required, we ask that your donation be $5. We do have a “deem a feeder too fragile to clean” rule we use in the rarest of occasions. Please pick up your feeders in the afternoon or Sunday. If you know how small our backroom is, you know we do not have room to keep feeders for several days.
Fall Parade of Homes Kicks off Sep 28
Sep 28-Oct 13. The Parade features homes by some of the area’s finest builders and includes townhomes, villas and single-family homes with a variety of floor plans featuring the latest design trends. Presented twice a year by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA), the Kansas City Parade of Homes is the second largest in the United States. Since 1947, millions of greater Kansas City residents and visitors have enjoyed viewing the latest in-home innovations, styles and decorating, and this year’s Spring Parade will be no different as it showcases the area’s premier new homes, home builders and communities. All homes will be open daily from 11am-6pm with free admission. Free Parade guides will be available for pickup at the HBA (I-435 & Holmes) beginning the week prior and at all Parade homes during the event. In addition, consumers will be able to download a user-friendly mobile app at
Advanced Beekeeping – Pests and Diseases
Wed, Oct 2, 6:30-8:30pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. Explore the greatest challenges in today’s beekeeping world. You will do an in-depth study and review of beekeeping diseases and pests. Learn how to identify pests and diseases in the early stages and the best practices for treatment alternatives. In addition, review new regulations and laws that impact our bees. Fee: $29. To enroll go to or call 913-469-2323.



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