About This Event
June 11 - Roses - We love our rose garden here at the Botanical Gardens, and are excited to present William Aldrich, Master Gardener and Curator, Springfield Botanical Gardens’ Rose Garden as this month’s presenter. The rose holds a unique place in horticulture—cherished for its beautiful blooms, feared for its thorns, scorned by many homeowners for its seemingly daunting care routine. Join Bill for a look at how to succeed with garden roses—from those that care for themselves to those that prefer more than a little nurturing. Take a walk to the Rose Garden for an olfactory treat and meet our newest “treasure”—Elizabeth of Glamis. (Weather permitting)
July 9 - Container Water Gardening - Linda Siler is the Water Garden Specialist at Wickman’s Garden Center. Linda will present a program about water gardening container style. Participants will come away with new ideas ideas on container types, plants, and fish for smaller water gardens. Linda’s programs are always very creative and full of new ideas.
August 13 - Crepe Myrtle - Join Becky Nicholas, Garden Center and Landscape Designer from Wickman’s Garden Village, for an exciting program all about Crepe Myrtles. Becky will share her wealth of information about the types and care of these lovely bloomers. Becky’s programs are always an informative and fun addition to the Learn To Grow In the Garden Series.
September 10 - Twilight Gardens - If you like outdoor living and entertaining, but work during the day or want to avoid the hottest part of the day, twilight gardens are for you! Learn about plants that are most fragrant and vibrant near sunrise and sunset. Learn about garden accessories and building materials that will help you maximize the use of your great outdoor room! Katie Keith, coordinator of the Springfield Botanical Gardens will present on this exciting topic.
October 8 - Creating A Garden Sanctuary. Tom Lakowske will share ideas and inspirations for your garden, building better paths, rooms, beds, and borders. Also, tricks to make your garden appear larger, six gazebo tips, and adding WOW factor finishing touches. Tom is a Master Gardener and president of Greater Ozarks Hosta Society.