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Southern Blue Flag Iris by Mitch Leachman

Welcome to the St. Louis Open Yards program! The program is currently on hiatus. We hope to be up and running again sometime in the spring of 2023. Please check back in early May for an update.

Here you will find listings of dozens of private native plant landscapes around the St. Louis region available for you to visit. Use our robust search tool to find landscapes that suit your interests and availability. Schedule your visit through the same tool and know that all net proceeds of the program go to charity.

As you consider your plans, you might watch for Open Yards Weekends. We had three in 2022:

  • April 30 – May 1
  • July 9 – 10
  • September 10 – 11 

We encourage our Open Yards hosts to be open at least one of the days on Open Yards weekends, giving you more landscapes to consider for a visit. The weekends were chosen to coincide broadly with the respective blooming seasons while avoiding direct conflict with holidays. Of course, not all hosts will be open, given their landscape’s unique seasonality and their own personal schedules.


  1. Use the search engine to find a yard you want to visit. You can search by date(s), yard features like shade or rain garden, or use our map.
  2. After reviewing the listing and being satisfied of your choice, go to the booking section to select the specific date and time for your visit as well as the number of people attending. On large displays, this section should be on the right of the listing; for small screens, there should be a “registration” section near the bottom.
  3. Click “Book Now” to add your selection to the shopping cart. You can continue to search and book additional yard visits, adding them to the cart.
  4. When satisfied and ready to pay, simply click on the cart (which should be at the top of most any screen) and complete the checkout process.
  5. Afterward, you will receive at least two emails. An “order” message confirms payment and is your receipt. A “booking” message is generated for each unique yard and time registration. The latter includes the exact street address of the yard and additional info about your visit; please save in a convenient place to avoid any issues later.

THANKS for stopping by, and we hope you will share our site with others!