Kemper Center for Home Gardening

Start thinking ahead to next spring's garden with the help of the Kemper Center for Home Gardening.

By Holly Berthold
Photography courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden


What better way to cure cabin fever than to design next season’s garden and landscape plan? The Kemper Center for Home Gardening is a tremendous inspiration to both the budding gardener and seasoned pro. This eight-acre portion of the Missouri Botanical Garden features an 8,000-square-foot enclosed pavilion, which contains displays, a reference library, the Plant Doctor clinic, a classroom, indoor gardening displays, a monthly gardening-calendar display and much more. One section of the building has a fireplace room to cozy up next to while poring through reference books, guides and seed catalogs. Visitors are encouraged to ask the Master Gardeners and staff about areas of concern in the garden, new plant species or incorporating new designs and gardening approaches. Make your way through the snow, and plan to visit the Kemper Center throughout the year for timely tips and advice on gardening and related subjects.