PLANT OF THE WEEK Capsicum annuum 'Blaze' Ornamental pepper. Add a pop of color to your garden. Grown as annuals, they are low maintenance and heat tolerant. Come see in the Kemper Gardens trial beds. View Past PLANT OF THE WEEK

Welcome Gardeners

The mission of the St. Louis Master Gardener organization is to provide horticultural information and assistance to the public for community service and gardening pleasure through the volunteer efforts of Master Gardeners.

St. Louis Master Gardeners have been enriching our community since 1983. From a few people answering the help line at Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis County Extension service, our organization has grown to over 300 active master gardeners who volunteer at the Botanical Garden's Kemper Center as well as throughout the Garden's grounds and with community groups in the St. Louis region. Learn more about our organization

Fellow gardening lovers can find St. Louis area specific helpful information on a wide range of topics listed on the gardening resources page of this site and educational posts on STLMG Facebook page.

Master gardeners stay current by attending continuing education classes and events posted on the members only calendar. Learn how to become a master gardener HERE.

ST LOUIS MASTER GARDENERS have compiled a list of helpful sources for gardening in St Louis.

=Check it out HERE.

Why are plants so darn hard to grow in St. Louis?
Jul 24, 2018

As we head into a possible record hot summer, let's take a fun look at what makes it so challenging to grow vegetables and ornamental plants here in St. Louis. We are the transition zone between the North and the South. How does that affect our plants? Which flag should we be flying?

Cultivating Young Cooks
Aug 18, 2018

Discover the resources and information needed to foster the development of young cooks, young gardeners, and healthy eaters.

  • Touch a worm
  • Taste a mushroom
  • Milk a goat
  • Dance like a bee
  • Eat a bug
  • Create a piece of art
  • Practice gardening yoga
  •  & more! 

The event is free and the Missouri Botanical Garden is free for St. Louis City and County residents on Saturday mornings until noon.