Parkview Horticultural Society News


The mission of the Parkview Horticultural Society is

to be a forum for sharing gardening information

as well as enhancing friendships within our community.


Parkview's Garden Club (Parkview Horticultural Society) has been in existence for over 21 years. Meetings are held September through May.  This "year" we are meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  Anyone in Parkview with an interest in gardening, eating fabulous desserts or just getting to know some new neighbors is welcome.  Our meetings feature a speaker delivering a program on a gardening-related topic.  We gather at 7 pm; at 7:15 we hear an update of current activities; followed by the speaker and program at 7:30.  We do appreciate an RSVP if possible but drop-ins are always welcome.  Any other questions, please email Judith Giraud -

Officers for 2016-2017:

President / Agent Liason Judith Giraud
Vice President Kristina Stierholz
Secretaries Deanne Flatley & Claudia Horn
Treasurer MJ Suppiger
Programs Ann Robison, Karen Spreitler & Marshall Crosby
Trees & Parks  Judith Giraud
Archivist Chris Kirmaier
Special Events Lisa Oltz & Mary Wright


General Information

Parkview's thriving garden club was founded in October 1993 by a group of residents who shared an interest in gardening.  Our group meets monthly, September through May, to socialize and to hear a presentation on a horticultural topic. Annual events include a holiday party, a plant exchange and a garden walk.

Speakers at our meetings represent varied institutions: the Missouri Botanical Garden Kemper Home Gardening Center, the MBG Master Gardener Program, local nurseries and garden centers, as well as private individuals who have an expertise of interest. Occasionally we hear from one of our own talented members. Voluntary dues of $40 per annum per household underwrite the speakers' fees and other costs.

Other activities have included efforts to beautify Parkview: annual holiday decorations on the street gates, picking up litter along Skinker, and, in cooperation with the Parkview Agents, a landscaping overhaul of Rothschild Park in 2001. All of the spring bulbs you see in Rothschild park were donated and planted by our club, and we continue to work with the Agents to plan enhancements to the park and the flower bed facing Skinker.  Several of our members who live near Washington and Pershing Parks have taken the lead to enlist the help of other neighboring residents and tend the corner gardens in these parks.  The Garden Club also co-hosted Parkview's 100th Anniversary House Tour in May 2005.

You need not be an experienced gardener to participate in our group. Our men and women members range from those who are planning their first garden to Master Gardeners whose gardens are showcases for their talents. Two members' gardens were on the Missouri Botanical Gardens Tour in the spring of 2005 and have been awarded prizes and featured publications such as the Post Dispatch and St. Louis Home and Lifestyles Magazine.  However there is absolutely no need to be intimidated . . . we're casual and lots of fun.



Graphics by Glynis Jolly, Chris Kirmaier and Judith Giraud