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Garden Plans Full Week of Activities for the Public June 12-18

From concerts to happy hours to educational presentations, the Missouri Botanical Garden has a variety of events available for the public June 12-18, 2016. Among them, the 80th Birthday of Garden President Emeritus Dr. Peter Raven featuring  $.80 general admission on June 13. 

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Enjoy Garden-style Happy Hours During Sensational Summer Nights

This summer, spend your Thursday evenings at the Missouri Botanical Garden for Sensational Summer Nights. The Garden will be open Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day for visitors to enjoy garden-style happy hours. Full story.


Herbs and Herilooms Tuesdays Return to the Garden This Summer!

The Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to offer thirteen weeks of giveaways and drop-in activities this summer for herb lovers! Herbs & Heirlooms Tuesdays will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, June 7 through August 30, in the Herb Garden located in the Victorian District of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Full story.


Celebrate Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Experience the tradition and customs of Chinese art, music, performances, parades and cuisine during Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  The weekend of festivities kicks off on Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m. with a grand parade and opening ceremony featuring a colorful, dancing 70-foot dragon. Traditional martial artists and lion dancers then take center stage and perform to celebrate the annual event. 
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Whitaker Music Festival 2016 Lineup Announced

The Whitaker Music Festival returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the 23nd year, offering a ten-week lineup of free Wednesday evening outdoor concerts! Pack a picnic supper and enjoy the beauty of the Garden grounds in summertime bloom as you listen to the grooves and rhythms of an eclectic rotation of artists from week to week. Concerts will be held Wednesday evenings, June 1 through August 3 at 7:30 p.m. Free admission begins at 5 p.m. and last entry is at 9 p.m.
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Celebrate Spring During Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis Festival

Celebrate the Missouri Botanical Garden’s seasonal openings during the “Meet Me Outdoors in St. Louis” weekend April 2-3. Activities include the seasonal reopenings of the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden, Tower Grove House, Café Flora and tram rides. The newly renovated Brookings Exploration Center and the new PlantLab, a greenhouse-like space for hands-on learning will also open. There will be exhibitors on a variety of nature-related topics and an opportunity to take home a native tree.  Full story.


Garden Scientists Discover 180+ News Species in 2015

Scientists at the Missouri Botanical Garden discovered more than 180 new species of plants in 2015, a number which will likely represent approximately 10 percent of all new species discovered in the world last year. More than 60 Garden researchers were credited as authors of new species descriptions.  Full story.


Garden to Acquire Land for the Oertli Family Hardy Nursery

Rudbeckia - Mo Native A generous donation by a local family has created a significant opportunity for the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Oertli family has donated 6.38 acres of land to create the Oertli Family Hardy Plant Nursery. The Nursery will alleviate the space constraints in the current Missouri Botanical Garden greenhouses to maintain permanent collections and conduct research and propagation work to support conservation programs.
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2016 Orchid Show "Where Wild Things Grow" Opens February 6

Journey into an orchid-filled world and learn more about these amazing plants during the 2016 Orchid Show, “Where Wild Things Grow.” The Orchid Show runs February 6 to March 27, 2016.
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Garden Project Named “Best Learning Game” at Boston Festival of Indie Games

In June, the Missouri Botanical Garden and its partner organizations released two crowdsourcing games in an effort to improve access to books and journals in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).  One of those games, Smorball, was recently named Best Learning Game at the Boston Festival of Indie Games. The award recognizes games that promote civic engagement and have an impact on culture at large. Full story.

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