The Discovery Garden Club

Learn more about gardening in Columbia, Missouri. The club offers informative meetings featuring local experts on a wide range of topics. Educational field trips and garden tours are organized by the club. Together with the Columbia Public Library, the club sponsors an annual Winter Garden Forum for the community.

The Discovery Garden Club is open to all. Annual dues are: $15 for an individual, $20 for a family.

Meetings are held the Second Monday evening of the month (except December) from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Missouri Cattlemen's Association Building, 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, Columbia, MO

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Upcoming Events

Member Garden Tour

July 4 (see newsletter for details)

2020 Meeting Schedule

January 26

Winter Garden Forum* (Columbia Public Library)

February 10

"Safe Gardening--What Gardeners Need to Know about Ticks & Tick-borne Diseases."

Speaker: Dr. Will Roland, M.D., University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

March 11

Favorite Flowering Trees & Shrubs for Mid-Missouri."

Speaker: Ryan Russell, City Horticulturalist

April 13

Membership Meeting: Plant Sale Planning Session Cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions

May 9

Friends & Family Plant Sale Cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions

May 16

10th Anniversary Bus Trip to Missouri Botanical Garden Cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions

June 8

"Getting to Know Mosses and Their Place in the Garden." ZOOM Meeting

Speaker: Louise Flenner, Native Plant Society and moss gardener;

July 13

"Our Nourishing Gardens: From artist's palette to cook's palate"

Speaker: Melinda Hemmelgarn, Registered Dietitian

August 10

"Growing Lavender in Mid-Missouri"

Speaker(s): Kimie Grimm/Kelly Wisch, The Lookout Farm, Rocheport

September 14

Annual Picnic and Plant Exchange*. Fairview Park Shelter

October 12

"Hot Houseplants, Cool Containers"*

Speaker(s): Helmi Sheely/Tanner Jones, Helmi's Gardens

November 9

Membership Meeting & Annual Pizza Party


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* Meetings held at a different location
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