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Dr. David Roubik Presents Lecture and Book Signing: "Orchids - Then & Now"

Join the Missouri Botanical Garden on Wednesday, April 22 at 4 p.m. for the 2015 John Dwyer Lecture in Biology. Dr. David Roubik will present a lecture based on his contributions to the book entitled “Darwin’s Orchids Then and Now.” Diverse in their colors, forms, aromas, and pollination schemes, orchids have long been considered ideal models for the study of plant evolution and conservation. Looking to the past, present, and future of botany, “Darwin’s Orchids” is a vital addition to this tradition.

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Green Homes Festival Spotlights Plant-based Green Living Ideas

The 14th annual Green Homes Festival returns on Saturday, June 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the first time, the event will be held at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park. The festival showcases affordable, practical options for sustainable living combined with positive ways to maintain the health of people and the planet. Admission for this family-friendly festival is free. Full story.


Almost Thyme to Attend the 2015 Herb Days at the Garden!

Globe basilThe 13th annual Herb Days plant sale, presented by the St. Louis Herb Society and the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Gate Shop celebrates the year of savory. Browse new and hard-to-find varieties, both culinary and ornamental. More than 100 varieties of herbs including basil, mint, lavender, rosemary, thyme and sage will be available. St. Louis Herb Society volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and give personalized advice and guidance on selecting, planting, growing and using herbs.

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Call for Volunteer Interpretors at the Garden's Tower Grove House

Tower Grove House is the Victorian country home of Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw. The Garden seeks Tower Grove House Interpreters to help carry out the House’s mission of sharing knowledge about the life of Shaw and the history of the Garden. Volunteers are encouraged to connect with visitors in a participatory learning environment by engaging them in historically-themed conversations.

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Missouri Botanical Garden Reaches Milestone in Art of Life Project

The Missouri Botanical Garden has reached a major milestone in its Art of Life project – over 1 million biodiversity images have been uploaded to Flickr from the books and journals of the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). In 2012, the Garden received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the Art of Life project whose goal is to increase access to the natural history illustrations found within the BHL.

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Horticulturist Cindy Gilberg Tribute Book of Native Plant Essays to be Released in March

Cindy GilbergThe Missouri Botanical Garden announces the publication of horticulturist Cindy Gilberg’s writings to educate gardeners about using native plants to conserve land, attract wildlife and regenerate ecosystems. The project shares Gilberg’s broad knowledge of ecologically-based landscaping and strives to inspire both long-standing as well as new audiences and features a broad selection of her native plant articles illustrated with full-color photographs and examples of her landscape design drawings.

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Missouri Botanical Garden features International Photography Collaborative Exhibit on China

International Photography Collaborative: China is an example of the broad collaborations and cultural initiatives that are the focus of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Organized by IPHF, ten photographers representing St. Louis were invited to Nanjing, China to participate in the 2014 Nanjing Federation of the Arts Festival. This was the first time that photography was allowed into the esteemed annual exhibition.

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Children’s Garden Celebrates End of Season With Fun for Families November 1-2

Enjoy one final fall adventure in the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden as we celebrate its seasonal closing. Join us for weekend full of fun activities to celebrate the changing of the seasons on Saturday November 1 and Sunday November 2. Get inspired to be adventurous in the great outdoors and learn more about plants and the nature in your neighborhood. Full story.


Best of Missouri Expands to Welcome Midwestern States

The Missouri Botanical Garden announces the 23rd anniversary of the Best of Missouri Market and will now welcome vendors from neighboring states. The BEST OF MISSOURI MARKET & MORE will take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden October 3-5, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Full story.


Missouri Botanical Garden Announces 2015 Lantern Festival

The Missouri Botanical Garden will play host to an international exhibition of 22 lighted works of art from Zigong, China when it debuts “Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined” in 2015. Following critical acclaim and rave reviews from visitors during the 2012 Festival, the Garden has commissioned new sets crafted from silk and steel to once again offer visitors from around the world the opportunity to see an event rarely staged outside of Asia. Lantern Festival will again be an outdoor, evening display running May 23 to August 23, 2015. Full story.

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