MDC Cape Nature Center to host 12th annual Native Plant & Garden Seminar

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – When landscapers decide to grow native, native plants can be difficult to find. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners will host the twelfth annual Native Plant and Garden Seminar Saturday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the MDC Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. This event is designed to help well-intentioned gardeners and landscapers find what they need.

“This is a much anticipated event in our area,” said Jamie Koehler, assistant manager of the Cape Nature Center. “Each year, we look forward to sharing ideas and connecting with fellow native-plant enthusiasts.”

The Native Plant & Garden Seminar traditionally features guest speakers to offer inspiration and tips, presentations on choosing native plants, wildlife damage, propagation, herbs, mushrooms and other topics, as well as a native plant sale, coordinated with the Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners.

Native plant and garden product vendors, such as the Missouri Wildflowers Nursery, Forrest Keeling Nursery, and the Master Gardeners, will be available throughout the event. 

This event is free, but session seating is limited. Make reservations by March 10. To register, call (573) 290-5218. For more information about this and other nature programs at the Cape Nature Center, go online to