St. Louis

Garden plan

Have gardening questions?

Ask a Master Gardener weekdays from noon until 3 p.m. or email at any time.

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  • Important update related to COVID-19

    • As Missouri COVID-19 restrictions ease, MU Extension is resuming some face-to-face operations. Faculty and staff are delivering programs and services in our community while striving to follow CDC guidelines to keep you and ourselves safe. Please follow any guidance posted on this page or at our office. In the meantime, many events will continue to be delivered online and our list of public COVID-19 resources continues to grow to address your needs.
  • Operating schedule for St. Louis County office

    • Our office will be open to the public 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays. As we are limiting the amount of people in our building, we ask that you follow these protocols:
    • • Limit to one per person in lobby at a time, unless you are together, then there is a limit of two.
    • • If there is someone else in the lobby, please wait in your vehicle or outside the building until it is safe to enter.
    • • If you wish to speak with a specialist, we ask that you contact them first to see if they can help you remotely. They can be reached by phone at 314-400-2115 or by email.
    • • If you have plant questions, please contact our Master Gardener Hotline at: [email protected]. Hotline is monitored between noon and 3 p.m. Monday – Friday, Feb. 1 – Nov. 30.
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We bring Mizzou to you.

MU Extension in Saint Louis County is the outreach and engagement arm of the University of Missouri system providing research-based educational programs for youth and families, businesses and communities, and horticulture. MU Extension is known as a valued and trusted resource for Missourians; providing programming needs throughout the 90 municipalities of St. Louis County in addition to residents in St. Louis City.

  • Our 4-H, community development, horticulture and nutrition/wellness programs provide direct impact to our residents while business development and labor and workforce education support the infrastructure of the community.
  • We support STEM education in schools and community clubs, provide leadership development for residents and organizations, support the local Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Chapters, help small businesses start and grow, provide current workforce information to unions and businesses, and keep families and residents healthy and active.

We do all this through collaborations and partnerships, and through the support of the community.

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MU Extension St. Louis Metro Area Office
8225 Florissant Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63121-2020

Office hours:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

MU Extension in St. Louis County
132 E. Monroe Avenue
Kirkwood, MO 63122

Office hours:

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday


We are located a block from Kirkwood Rd at the corner of East Monroe and Taylor Avenues.