Flora Conservancy of Forest Park
Official website for the Flora Conservancy of Forest Park, a volunteer organization that helps maintain floral displays throughout Forest Park in St. Louis, MO.
The Flora Conservancy of Forest Park is a volunteer organization that, in partnership with the St. Louis City Parks Department, plants and maintains floral displays throughout Forest Park. This organization offers area gardeners a unique opportunity to help the St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry preserve the gardens in Forest Park.
The Flora Conservancy of Forest Park, established in 1999, is a not-for-profit organization in partnership with the St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry. Its mission is to design, enhance and maintain the gardens, savannahs and prairies as outlined in the Master Plan of Forest Park. The organization is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers who work in the park each week.
Volunteers work on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, on projects at the Jewel Box, Pagoda Circle, and Murphy Lake. Those who enjoy gardening have an opportunity to plant a variety of flowers in a number of the park's beautiful settings - surrounding the Jewel Box, in front of the Muny Opera, beside the sparkling lakes and in the native prairies and savannahs.
During the late winter and early spring, Flora volunteers return to the city greenhouses, to plant seeds, make cuttings, and prepare for their annual plant sale held the Saturday before Mother's Day.
To volunteer call (314) 289-5323 or (314) 53-FLORA.
Gardening skill is not necessary, as training classes are part of the program. All volunteers are offered on site training topic include soil amendments and composting, plant identification, installation and design.
- Flora Conservancy website
- Forest Park website
- Jewel Box website
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Master Gardener Program
- Great Rivers Missouri Master Naturalist
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