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“For The Garden” to host tours and activities which educate children on pumpkin growth and spiders.

Along Came a spider“For The Garden”, located at 6703 Telegraph Road is a local garden center owned by the Haefner family.  Our family has been in the business for 35 years has worked extensively with schools and groups around the area by providing an outstanding facility, educational and fun programs and pumpkin painting activities for area youth.  We offer tours and activities for groups of all sizes and ages.  We can also provide the information and materials needed for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to complete requirements for plant badges. 

This Fall we have created a workshop called, “Along Came a Spider…” aimed at educating children on the growth cycle of pumpkins while also teaching about spiders and taking some of the mystery away from these little creatures. The workshop includes a tour, education on pumpkin growth and spiders, pumpkin painting activity, an age appropriate story about spiders and a chance to see our pet tarantula! Children will also receive spider rings as a gift for attending. We can also design programs specifically to meet certain group’s needs.  All tours and activities are designed and lead by a state certified elementary school teacher. 

“For The Garden” is currently accepting reservations for groups interested in participating in fall workshops and tours.  The cost for “Along Came A Spider…” is $6.00 per child. Early booking is encouraged as spaces fill up quickly.  We offer a large parking lot which can easily accommodate busses. Our facility is also wheelchair accessible. 


For information and reservations please contact us at 314.846.0078 Monday-Friday between 10AM and 5PM or
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Fall Decor at For the Garden For the Garden is located in Oakville, Missouri, about 5 miles south of Interstate 255 on Telegraph Road. When you come for a visit, be sure to wear some comfortable shoes and block out some time on your calendar. It is easy to get lost wandering around our large and lovely garden center!

You will find a large selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs, ornamental trees, tropical plants, herbs and vegetables, sod and seed at For the Garden.

We carry many seasonal items throughout the year including pumpkins, hay bales and corn stalks for halloween decorating.

We grow most of our plants in our greenhouses in House Springs, Missouri. You will be hard pressed to find higher quality plants and they doesn't get any fresher! You can trust that our plants are the best as our expert growers select specific varieties that flourish in St. Louis gardens. Our greenhouses are bursting with beauriful color!

Aside from our huge selection of plants, For the Garden has everything you need to get your garden growing! We carry a large selection of fertilizers, including many organics, critter control products, garden tools and decorative items for your home and garden.



We plant an enourmous and absolutely beautiful wall of flowers every year!

For the Garden   Wall of Flowers



Be sure to check our Gardening Tips links above for fall gardening tips.
We have added Garden Mum Care and Lawn Care Tips as well.