As the warm weather returns to the River City region, residents of Rolwes Company’s New Homes in St. Louis can experience the wonders of nature through a variety of special spring events. If you cherish living in a community that celebrates the season, consider that Rolwes’ communities are just a quick trip from butterfly expositions, nature walks, zoo tours, flower-lined running paths and annual festivals embracing the impending arrival of summer.
Learn About Springtime
Year-round, Tuesday through Sunday, visitors to the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House can observe dozens of live species in the Conservatory, the Butterfly Garden and the Exhibit Hall. Residents at Aspen Meadows, Bristol Ridge or Kensington Estates can take a short drive and enjoy the rich colors fluttering around you among the lush gardens.
Every April in Spring, the Missouri Botanical Gardens in Faust Park hosts the Spring Fling. This horticultural event teaches guests about the pollinating role butterflies, bees and other insects play in the life cycle of native plants.
Take a Fragrant Stroll
The latter three Tuesdays in April, Shaw Nature Reserve hosts the annual spring Wildflower Walk. Residents of new homes in St. Louis, especially those living at Cerny Estates are just 15 minutes from the Reserve and can hike through rows of blossoming hillside flowers while learning about herbology, native grasses, and wild flora.
While attendance is limited for the hikes starting at 9:30 AM, it’s an opportunity that nature enthusiasts don’t want to miss! The outings extend through the noon hour, so guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch.
Teaching the Community
Since 1970, April 22nd has been celebrated as Earth Day and every year the St. Louis Zoo participates by welcoming the community to its special events. Homeowners at the Wilson Estates, Chapelwood, and Hartford Glen communities have the added advantage of being just a short distance from the fun.
Educational stations and zookeeper chats throughout the facility teach strategies for eco-friendly living. The events span from the late morning to the afternoon and feature live music and free admission.
Bound Through the Blossoms
In addition to the annual Spring Fling, every April, the Missouri Botanical Gardens also hosts the Tulip Trot. Members of the Gardens and guests alike are invited to participate in a five-kilometer run along a path that is charted through the blossoming grounds of the park.
Proceeds benefit the Garden’s Sustainability Division and non-runners are encouraged to participate in a “virtual” capacity, as the event is a fun run with prizes for everyone rather than a competitive race. The Tulip Trot is a worthy event and The Gardens, which are accessible from all Rolwes’ communities, are well worth the trip.
The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is a two-day celebration held the final weekend of April on the Muny Grounds of Forest Park. Residents of all of Rolwes Company’s neighborhoods have easy access via Route 64 to the park and can spend two days immersed in music, food and activities based on sustainability.
The event has particular appeal for residents of new homes in St. Louis, as it introduces an array of local businesses, growers, artists and nonprofits that share a universal eco-friendly vision.
Embrace Your New Home This Spring
For three generations, the Rolwes Company has created a reputation across the St. Louis region for building high-quality homes in distinguished neighborhoods. Contact us to learn more about living in a community that loves to celebrate the magic of springtime.
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This post was written by Jason Rhoads