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Friday, March 13, 2020

Part of the Gardeners Connect Members Speaker Series

Saturday, June 19, 2021
10:00 a.m.

This Event has been Cancelled.

We regret to say that the June 19 program, Insects in Your Garden by Betsy Betros has been cancelled.

Betsy is busy recovering from surgery and has a full schedule getting better. We wish Betsy a speedier recovery and hope she is back out with the insects in her garden soon enough.

We hope to reschedule it for later this fall or as part of our 2022 series.

Look at your July-August newsletter for upcoming announcements for a fall trip and LilyPalooza both just around the corner.

We at Gardeners Connect hope to be announcing our 2022 line up of speakers and programming soon. In the mean time stay cool and enjoy your gardens.

Free for Gardener’s Connect Members. Check your May-June 2021 Gardeners Connect newsletter for login details or email for details.

We are never alone in our gardens. There is always a kinetic energy there in addition to the plants that is provided by the butterflies and other insects there. Area entomologist Betsy Betros plans to share some of her enthusiasm with us about them in a program titl...

Saturday, February 20, 2021

We maxed out for our maximum number of attendees for Susan Mertz’s Seasons of Beauty with Shrubs presentation online on Saturday, February 20.

If you missed the presentation or couldn’t get in, want more information or can’t remember that certain plant that caught your eye during it you can download a color PDF of the presentation.

Click here to start your download.

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Our Mission is to educate and inspire members of our community to become more complete gardeners

Gardeners, as gardens, are works in progress. We are always adapting, expanding, connecting, growing and learning. We are never perfect, never complete. We can always strive to be better, smarter, more informed and more complete.


We believe education doesn't have to be dry and technical to be educational. We strive to bring in experts with practical real world knowledge to the Kansas City stage and make it accessible to gardeners of all skill levels


Information is power and having access to to not only what is new in gardening but also what is tried and true helps us all be better gardeners


We connect gardeners to each other to help them build on each others skills, aspirations and knowledge. Our events are a great way to connect to one another.