Garden for the World:
Planting the Future

The Garden for the World campaign focuses on specific areas of critical need that support the Garden's contributions to local and global plant science while investing in the Garden's role as one of the major cultural institutions in the region.
 

Key Projects and Progress

Crowded hardy plants in Garden nurseryOertli Family Hardy Plant Nursery
In Progress


A new off-campus facility will enable the Garden to house and raise many new additions to the Garden's permanent living collections. 
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Reopening Henry Shaw's Museum
In Progress

Closed for more then thirty years, the reopened Museum will showcase artifacts and exhibits focused on ethnobotany, Garden history and scientific achievements and more. 
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Ridgway Visitor Center Renovation
Groundbreaking 2018

Since 1982, the total number of yearly Garden visitors has more than doubled to nearly one million guests. The Ridgway Visitor Center will be updated to meet the needs of this growing and diverse visitor base. 
 

William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening Renovation
Ongoing

Enhancements to classroom facilities, accessibility, structural maintenance and irrigation systems will ensure the Kemper Center continues to provide beautiful and educational display gardens, expert advice, and quality resources to home gardeners. 


Historic Perimeter Wall Preservation
Ongoing

Restoration stonework, mortar and ironwork will ensure that the Garden's history wall will continue to serve its historic functions of site security, boundary demarcation, historic continuity, visual screening, and aesthetic beauty. 
 


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Reopening Henry Shaw's Museum

Support the Garden's rich heritage while creating new opportunities for discovery and entertainment by helping us reopen Henry Shaw's Museum.

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