Remember to purchase tickets for the St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour on Sept 16

Blog by Marsha Gebhardt
President, Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter

Don’t miss out on the third annual St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tickets are limited in order to provide a high-quality, educational tour of 10 gardens.

Remaining tickets (Tour booklets) can be purchased only at these four retail sites, which are increasingly emphasizing native plants in their inventories: 

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Last call for Native Plant Garden Tour early bird registration

There’s just a few days left for $15 early bird registration to our 2017 Native Plant Garden Tour on September 16.

After August 15, tickets will be $20 and only available at our four retail garden center partners:

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Registration open for 2017 St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour on September 16

St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour sign and plants

Mark O’Bryan’s yard from the 2016 Tour

Once again, we are partnering with the St. Louis Audubon Society to present the third annual St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

This self-guided tour of residential gardens in St. Louis focuses on West county locations this year, highlighting fall blooming plants.
See examples of:
— Sun and shade gardening
— Wet sites and dry sites
— Bird and butterfly friendly gardens

We hope the Tour will inspire you with landscaping ideas on how to use native plants for improving your outdoor environment for the benefit of yourself, others, and the bees, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife that will be attracted to your yard.

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Native Plant Tour tickets – Going, going, last call…

By Dawn Weber
Board Member-at-Large
Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter

A tree and bushes in a yard on the tour

Sneak peak: A view of one of this year’s tour yards

Now that the Memorial Day weekend is over, it’s time to plan summer activities! Get your tickets now for the 2016 Native Plant Garden Tour. Last year’s tour sold out!

The final day to purchase tickets is Monday, June 6.

2016 St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour
When:
Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 10 locations including the Clayton, Ladue, and University City areas
Registration: 
Tickets required
Cost: $20 per person online through the St. Louis Audubon Society website

Or $15 per person through one of the four garden centers listed below.

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Registration open for 2016 Native Plant Garden Tour

Yard landscaped with native plants

Native landscaping can blend aesthetics and environmental function.

Starting today, April 1, 2016 (no fooling), you can purchase tickets at four garden centers or online as listed below.  In 2015, this event sold out so be sure to get your tickets early.

Topic: St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour
When:
Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 10 locations including the Clayton, Ladue, and University City areas
Registration: 
Tickets required
Cost: $20 per person online through the St. Louis Audubon Society website

Or $15 per person through one of four retail garden centers:

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Volunteers Needed
We really need volunteers in the afternoon for this event. We are getting close to the maximum number of people needed for the morning. Sign-up online to volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn at (314) 401-9980.

Native Plant Garden Tour 2016 tickets and volunteer opportunity

By Dawn Weber
Board Member-at-Large, St. Louis Wild Ones

Native Plant Tour attendees explore a yard

Attendees exploring a native yard Photo by Marsha Gebhardt

Once again, we are partnering with the St. Louis Audubon Society to present the second annual St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

The event sold out in 2015 when 200 tickets were made available. In addition, attendees gave very positive feedback. Therefore, we are making 300 tickets available this year. The Tour will feature ten gardens selected for their variety of styles and maturity and will be centered in central St. Louis County, including Clayton, Ladue, and University City.

Topic: St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour
When:
Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 10 locations including the Clayton, Ladue, and University City areas
Registration: Required – Tickets go o
n sale April 1. 
Cost: $20 per person online through the St. Louis Audubon Society website. Online registration is open now.
Or $15 per person through one of four retail garden centers:

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