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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 Event

Johnson County Extension Master Gardener Public Garden Tour
Fri, May 18 and Sat, May 19; 9am-5pm. Rain or shine! Buy Early and Save Tickets Apr 1-30: $12; Regular Tickets May 1–19: $15. Hosted by the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Master Gardeners (EMGs), this beloved biennial event is your chance to peek inside and tour seven of the most beautiful private gardens in Kansas City. This year’s tour is a plant lover and landscaping dream. Garden owners and university-trained EMG volunteers will be available to answer all your questions. Get educational fact sheets at each garden. Photos welcomed! One-of-a-kind hand-crafted garden art and a wide selection of the newest hosta varieties will be available for purchase. Visit Johnson.k-state.edu or call 913.715.7000 for complete details.

Understanding How Pesticides Impact Pollinators
Sat, May 19, 10-11:30am; at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper Street, Dreher Bldg, Lawrence, KS. Douglas County Master Gardeners Class. Presented by Dr. Raymond Cloyd, of KSU. Open to the Public. 785-843-7058

Annual Clinton County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
Sat, May 19, 8am-2pm at the Clinton County Youth Building, 251 E 116 Hwy, Plattsburg, MO. Sale will include a variety of annual plants grown in partnership with the Gower High School FFA students, and perennial plants and vegetables grown by the Clinton County Master Gardeners. All of the plants will be suited to our growing zone. Cash and Checks accepted. For more information, contact the Clinton County Extension Office at 816-539-3765.

Plant and Flower Giveaway
Sat, May 19, 8-10am (or until out of plants) at Rotary Plaza at the corner of Gallatin and Franklin Street in Liberty, Mo. Once a year Liberty Town & Country Sponsors a Plant Share Program. Bring a plant and take one home. Garden members will share plants from personal gardens. (In cooperation with Farmers Market.) Contact Gail Pruett for more details 816 550 5064. No Early Birds Please.

MPF Kansas City Native Plant Sale
Sat, May 19, 9:30am-2:30pm; Hosted by the Anita B Gorman Discovery Center. Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, Gaylena’s Garden, and Green Thumb Gardens will sell a wide variety of natives and will donate a portion of proceeds to support MPF’s prairie conservation work. Customers may place pre-orders with these vendors. Some vendors accept credit cards; some only cash or check. More details at moprairie.org

Grassland Heritage Foundation Native Plant Sale
Sat, May 19, 9am-1pm; at Trinity Episcopal Church Lawn, 1011 Vermont, Lawrence, KS. 50 species of locally-grown, neonic-free native species! This sale benefits GHF’s prairie education programs.

Herbs for Beginners
Sat, May 19, 9am-12pm; at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. May is the perfect time to plant more herbs! Become more familiar with growing herbs, their many culinary and medical uses with this hands-on class. Learn which are perennials or annuals and how best to grow each in your garden. In addition, learn about medicinal uses, useful recipes for the kitchen and the many ways to preserve the herbs you grow. Fee: $39. To enroll go to https://ce.jccc.edu or call 913-469-2323.

Birding Hike
Thurs, May 24, 8-9:30am; at Parkville Nature Sanctuary, meet in the parking lot below the Platte County Health building on HWY 9. If you are planning on attending, please fill out the form on our website (www.backyardbirdcenter.com/parkville-nature-sanctuary-6). Sponsored by Backyard Bird Center, 6212 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154, 816-746-1113.

Propagating Plants
Wed, May 30, 1pm. Ken O’Dell will give a one hour PowerPoint Presentation on Propagation of Plants at the Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library & Environmental Learning Center, 4051 West Drive, Wyandotte County Lake Park, Kansas City, KS 66109. Walking trails are nearby on this beautiful 400 acre lake so come early and stay late. We will highlight softwood cuttings, hardwood cuttings, divisions, seeding for natives and non natives, fern spores, perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees. This will be a good class for advanced training credit for the EMG’s as well as for advancing your propagation skills. Until his retirement a few years ago Ken was propagating well over one million plants each year for his wholesale and retail nurseries. Reservations are not necessary as we will have seating for 50 people. This is indoors at the nature center. If you have not been here before, you will love it! Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society, Kansas City Region

June

Kansas City Rose Show
Sat, Jun 2; at Loose Park Garden Center. Anyone can enter their roses in the show. For entry information: www.kansascityrosesociety.org

24th Annual Town and Country Garden Tour, Hermann, MO
Jun 2-3, 10am-5pm. The Garden Tour includes both a walking tour of gardens in downtown Hermann and a driving tour to several country gardens. The tour is $10; ticket price includes visits to at least four private gardens and the Garden Demonstration Area. Garden Tours may be spread over Saturday and Sunday, but the Country Gardens are only open on Saturday. Except for groups of 10 or more, tickets do not need to be reserved ahead of time. Ticket Sale Site is the Hermann Welcome Center on the Market Street Plaza; tickets are sold from 10-4 on Saturday and 11-4 on Sunday. There is also a By-Reservation-Only Luncheon/Silent Auction on Saturday, June 2nd at the Historic Hermann Rotunda. Visit the Hermann Garden Tours website at www.hermanngardentours.com for up-to-date events, ticket prices, contact numbers and photographs of past tour gardens. Visit the FAQS page on the website for answers to all your questions. “Like” us on Facebook at “Hermann Garden Club Tours.” Call Hermann Welcome Center at (800) 932-8687 for questions about lodging/restaurants or go to www.visithermann.com.

Kansas City Rose Day
Sun, Jun 3; at Loose Park Rose Garden. FREE public event. Family-friendly activities and rose show display. www.kansascityrosesociety.org

Tallgrass Prairie Birding at Dunn Ranch
Sun, Jun 3, 6am-4pm. If you want to take a step back in time and see what northern Missouri looked like before European settlement, this is trip for you. Dunn Ranch is a 3,258-acre property owned by the Missouri Chapter of The Nature Conservancy in northern Harrison County and protects the largest remaining track of unplowed deep soil, tallgrass prairie remaining that we know of. We will see a herd of genetically pure bison roaming the treeless landscape and many unique species of birds native to the tallgrass prairie. We should easily find Bobolinks, Eastern and Western Meadowlarks, Upland Sandpipers, Sedge Wrens and many, many more. Pack a sack lunch and snacks. We will meet at the Liberty Park and Ride Lot just north of the Liberty Hospital at 6am. We should be back to town around 4pm. Sponsored by Backyard Bird Center, 6212 NW Barry Rd, Kansas City, MO 64154, 816-746-1113.

Leavenworth County Garden Tour
Sat, Jun 9, 9am-3pm. Leavenworth County Master Gardeners will host 9 beautiful gardens in the city of Leavenworth. This event will occur rain or shine. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at The Pot Rack, Homestead Greenhouse and Leavenworth County Extension office. For more information contact the Leavenworth County Extension office at 913-364-5700.

Johnson County Missouri Master Gardeners Garden Tour
Sat, Jun 9. Please contact Jennifer Bradford at 660-864-9688 for more information. Tickets are $5.00 for adults/children under 12 are free and can be purchased at any of the four gardens on the tour in Warrensburg MO. Time is 9 am to 3 pm rain or shine. More details including garden addresses can be found on the Facebook page for Master Gardeners of Johnson County Missouri as the date gets closer.

North Riverside Garden Stroll Wichita Kansas
Sat, Jun 9, 10am-4pm. Tour 5 gardens for $5.00. Our 7th biennial tour will feature gardens large and small, shaded and sunny, and homeowners will be present to welcome you and answer questions. Proceeds support neighborhood landscape and improvement projects. North Riverside Neighborhood is just west of Wichita North High School, north of 13th Street and between the Little Arkansas and Arkansas rivers. Tickets are available beginning May 13 at Johnson’s Garden Centers, at Seasonal Decorating, 2828 W 13th, and the day of the Stroll at the neighborhood gardens.

23rd Annual Union Hill Garden Tour
Sun, Jun 10, 11am-3pm. The self-guided tour starts at 31st Street and Grand Avenue. Walk through over a dozen residential and community gardens. Free parking is available in the KCPT lots at 31st St and Grand Ave. and garage parking will be available adjacent to the new Café Europa and Underdog Wine Co. located on the west side of Gillham Road. Admission is $10.00 for adults and free for kids under 12. Half of the proceeds will benefit the Historic Union Cemetery. This is one of Kansas City’s most unique garden tours in a historic Victorian neighborhood, just south of Crown Center. Tickets are available in advance online at unionhillkc.com or uchskc.org. We also like to invite you to the “Historical Epitaphs, Voices from the Past” in Union Cemetery on Jun 9. During this guided tour/theatrical event, visitors will learn the history of Kansas City’s oldest public cemetery and some of the well-known, and not so well-known people who helped found and develop this area. Actors portraying a few of these characters will be at certain graves, where they will talk about their place in Kansas City’s history. The tour, which includes dessert and drinks, will start at 5:00pm. Suggested donation is $25.00/person. A special combo ticket of $30.00 will allow attendees to both events. Reservations are required for the Epitaphs. This special event, a fund raiser for the Union Cemetery Historical Society is produced in conjunction with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.

How to Attract and Nurture Bluebirds
Mon, Jun 18, 6:30pm; at the Clinton County Youth Building, 251 E 116 Hwy, Plattsburg, MO. Program sponsored by Clinton County Master Gardeners and presented by Larry Dobson, President of the Missouri Bluebird Society. Everything you need to know to attract bluebirds to your yard, and provide them with what they need to become long-term residents. Session will include a set of plans for constructing a Bluebird House. Free. For more information, contact the Clinton County Extension Office at 816-539-3765.

Creating and Maintaining a Naturalistic Garden
Wed, Jun 20, 10-11am; at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper Street, Dreher Bldg, Lawrence, KS. Douglas County Master Gardeners Class. Presented by Jill Kleinberg, Douglas Co EMG. Following the presentation there will be a garden tour of Jill’s home gardens. Open to the Public. 785-843-7058

Wonders of Discovery
Fri, Jun 22, 9am-2pm; at Pollinator Prairie, 320 S Blake St, Olathe, KS 66061. The Pollinator Prairie will host a family-friendly event at the garden in Olathe in conjunction with National Pollinator Week. This event is free and open to the public. People of all ages are invited to learn about pollinator species with activities including: Caterpillar Petting Zoo, Bat Exhibit, Caterpillar and Butterfly Exhibits, Birds of Prey Exhibit, Native Bees vs Honey Bees, Building Native Bee Houses, Bringing Nature Home, “Get Your Fingers in the Dirt”, Arts & Crafts, Coloring Books and much more. Contact: Nancy Chapman 913-710-0623 or Marilyn Jordan 913-693-1906.

Breakfast & garden tour!
Sat, Jun 23, 8am-3pm. Anytime between 8-10am, enjoy the simple pleasures of a home style breakfast: eggs, sausage, country potatoes and all the trimmings. The American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City will provide entertainment during breakfast. Come hungry and leave well fed! Garden tours begin at 10. The grounds of the Bingham will look lovely and will be the start of the tour.  The tour will feature private local gardens, all of which will be a pleasure to visit! Tickets for Breakfast & Blooms are $25 – this ticket includes breakfast, the garden tour and a tour of the Bingham Waggoner Estate to be used the day of the garden tour or any day by October 31, 2018. Tickets for breakfast only are $11. Tickets for the gardens only are $20. Tickets may be purchased by calling Shireen at 816-461-3491

Edible Landscaping
Sat, Jul 21, 10-11:30am; at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper Street, Dreher Bldg, Lawrence, KS. Douglas County Master Gardeners Class. Presented by Sherri Thomas, Johnson Co EMG. Open to the Public. 785-843-7058

MPF Kansas City Native Plant Sale
Sat, Sep 15, 9:30am-2:30pm; at Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center’s Monarch Mania event, Missouri Wildflowers Nursery. Pure Air Natives, Gaylena’s Garden, and Green Thumb Gardens will sell a variety of natives, donating a portion of proceeds to support MPF’s prairie conservation work. Customers may place pre-orders with some of the vendors. Some vendors accept credit cards; some only cash or check. More here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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