Gardeners Connect is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the Greater Kansas City and surrounding region through education, information and camaraderie.

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Gardeners Connect is bringing back the Free Speaker Series for 2021. It will all be digital for the time being using Google Meet, which is available on internet browsers on PC and Mac and via apps for Android and iPhone. It even allows someone to dial in with just their phone. We did a lot of searching for some format that reached the most people, didn’t require a user account or software to download, was affordable for Gardeners Connect, and provided the most flexibility.

It all starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021 when we take a journey with Gardeners Connect Board member, director of horticulture at Powell Gardens, and garden writer – will present her “Favorite Flowering Shrubs.”

Join the Meeting

The annual meeting and January 2021 Free Speaker Series will be held via Google Meet at 10 a.m. and can be accessed by the following link

The meeting can also be accessed by phone at 219-321-0301 and by entering the PIN 526 330 500# when prompted.

We hope that these digital meetings will bridge us over until we can all meet again in person.

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.