the Must Do Zoo

Inspiring others

to join us in caring for animals and

conserving the natural world

Experience the Must Do Zoo


Order your Trees and Shrubs Now!

Click below to learn more about our native tree and shrub sale.

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Know all the dirt!

Join the Zoo’s horticulturists for our Garden Tour Series. Each tour is guided by a Zoo horticulture staff member who will discuss different gardening topics, including: growing tips, best watering practices and much more. Whether you are a seasoned green thumb or gardening greenhorn, there will be something to learn and apply to at-home gardening projects.

Garden Tour Series

Tours 90 minutes, rain or shine
10:30 a.m. - noon
Cost: $15 - members receive $5 discount
Maximum: 20 people
Reservations are required

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All Garden Tour Dates

Gardening in Challenging Areas

Tuesday, August 28th

Rocky soil? Dry shade? Poor drainage? Every landscape has its challenges. Our horticulture staff is always adapting to new growing conditions as the Zoo grounds develop. On this tour, learn which plants and practices will help you see new potential in your “problem” areas.

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Collecting and Saving Seeds

Tuesday, September 11th

Learn how to collect and save seeds from your favorite annuals, perennials and vegetables. In addition to basic seed science, learn which varieties are best for collection, when and how to collect them and how to store seeds to keep them viable for planting next season.

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Fall in the Garden

Tuesday, September 25th

Fall is a busy time in the garden! Along with cooler temperatures come tasks to ensure your garden survives the winter and will look its best for next season! Come see how the horticulture staff puts the grounds to bed. You will learn fall pruning and mulching techniques, how to divide and store plants, select and plant spring-flowering bulbs, protect newly-planted landscapes and much more.

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