Learn to Grow in the Garden

Learn to Grow in the Garden

Started in August of 2014, Learn to Grow in the Garden classes represent what Master Gardeners do best: share research-based horticulture education in a garden setting. This series of classes was introduced to “put our Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens to work” by fulfilling our mission of education which is top priority. Master Gardeners of Greene County volunteers teach about herbs, vegetables, flowers, cold frames, hot houses, composting and many other gardening topics to area Master Gardeners, Park Partners, and interested gardening enthusiasts in our community and surrounding communities. Classes are held once a month on average and our goal is to instruct and provide hands-on demonstration if possible. All Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes count as Master Gardener Continuing Education. We also invite all Master Gardeners to volunteer to teach a class or help with planning and hosting. Please contact the Chair to get involved. If you’ve never attended a Learn to Grow in the Garden class, you are missing out! Join us! All classes are open to everyone.

The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S Scenic
Springfield, MO 65807
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(417) 891-1515

***$5/person per class | Pay at the door | Registration begins at 5:30pm 

2018 Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes:

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.

2017 Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes:

Climbers (June 12, 2017) Rebecca Nickols

Lilies (July 10, 2017) Becky Nicholas

Dwarf Conifer Garden (August 14, 2017) Katie Steinhoff

Preserving And Cooking With Herbs (September 11, 2017) Barb Emge

Garden Journaling (October 9, 2017) Dulcy Stewart

2016 Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes:

Hydrangeas (June 13, 2016) Beck Nicholas

Kitchen Garden (July 7, 2016) Alice Greenfield

Growing and Using Lavender (August 8, 2016) Barb Emge

The Winter Garden (September 12, 2016) Gail Wright

Plant In The Fall, Bloom In The Spring: Unique “Bulbs” (October 10, 2016) Pat Ware

2015 Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes:

Soil (May 11, 2015) Kelly McGowan

Milkweed (June 8, 2015) Jean Ackley

Herbs (July 13, 2015) Barb Emge

Garden Above Ground (August 10, 2015) Missy Sanford

Seed Saving (September 14, 2015) Patrick Byers

Urban Bee Keeping (October 5, 2015) Ann Kynion

2014 Learn to Grow in the Garden Classes:

Loving Lavender

Growing Garlic

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