2009 State Conference

Capitol Plaza Hotel
Jefferson City, Missouri
September 18-20, 2009

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Most of these tours are easy to moderate walking difficulty.

Check the individual tour page links above for specific details and destination descriptions.

Tours are given in the AM and PM.  When you register for the conference, you will rate your choice of tours from 1-6 with "1" being the one you would most like to attend.  You will be assigned an AM and PM tour.  Choices will depend upon availability of seats with the "first come, first served" completion of registrations.  If your first choice is full, we will allot you your second and third choices and so on.

Tour Information Overview

Tour One–Private Home Tours

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Enjoy seeing what other gardeners do in their yards? We have wonderful gardens to share with you and can't wait to show what Central Missouri gardeners can do! Come tour with us!

Tour Two–Capitol Grounds - This Tour is now FULL.

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Interested in the hub of state government? Join us for a horticultural walking tour of the Capitol grounds, Missouri Veterans Memorial, Lewis and Clark Trailhead, Carnahan Memorial Gardens and gardens of the Governor's Mansion. This tour will be led by experienced guides who work to keep the State Capitol grounds in tip top shape for the public.

Tour Three–Runge/Home Greenhouse/Private Garden

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This tour includes Runge Conservation Nature Center, a Master Gardener’s greenhouse and raised vegetable beds, and an outstanding Master Gardener’s private home garden.

Tour Four–Sinquefield Reserve–Osage County, Missouri

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Join us for a visit to rural retreat and ecological preserve on one thousand acres of working farmland for use by an extended family, youth groups, and educational programs. The site is a wooded limestone bluff overlooking the Osage River in the rolling Ozarks. The house looks out over two of these acres and its design reflects ideas about relationships between social interaction and the experience of nature.

Tour Five–Private and Demonstration Gardens/Greenhouse/Sod Farm

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This tour includes four stops and you won’t want to leave any of them!  Visit a premier private garden, our own Demonstration Garden and greenhouse, and the sod farm of Jim Keevan who is ready to answer all of your questions about turf!

Tour Six–Lincoln University/Jefferson City Compost Site

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Composting, vegetable gardening, and hydroponics are the three key elements of this great tour.  Two sites of Lincoln University will be visited along with Jefferson City’s own compost site.