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.

ostrich ferns

Ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopterisin Ann Case’s yard from the 2016 Tour

Event: St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 10 locations (Ballwin, Chesterfield, Manchester, and Town and Country)
Registration: Tickets required – Register on St. Louis Audubon Society’s website.
Cost: $15 per person before August 1. Afterward, cost is $20 per person.

This event is sponsored by Bring Conservation Home (a St. Louis Audubon Society Community Partnership) and Wild Ones – St. Louis Chapter.

Volunteers Needed

Like last year, we will rely on volunteer help at each of the homes on the day of the Tour. Review the volunteer responsibilities and benefits on our Dig In! website page. If you are interested in volunteering just complete and submit the Volunteer Registration Form located on that page.

Barbara Brain & Ken Herlien’s front yard from the 2016 Tour

In addition to meeting people, getting to know people better, and the satisfaction of sharing native plants with others, volunteers receive a St. Louis Native Plant Garden Tour t-shirt and are able to visit the gardens for free during the half-day they are not working.  If you are interested, we encourage you to sign up early for the limited number of slots.

Arrive on time and check in with the homeowner(s)
AM shift – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
PM shift – 12:15 to 4:00 p.m.

If you have any questions about this volunteer opportunity after reviewing the information on the Dig In! website page, please contact Dawn Weber at 314-401-9980.