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Celebrate Henry Shaw's Birthday on July 24th with Free Admission!

The Missouri Botanical Garden is throwing a birthday party! On Friday, July 24 enjoy old-fashioned entertainment and free Garden and Children’s Garden admission all day long in honor of Garden’s founder Henry Shaw’s 215th birthday.Celebrate the occasion with family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Lecture and Book Signing by Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson "The Chronologers’ Quest: Episodes in the Search for the Age of the Earth"

Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson will present from his published work, The Chronologers’ Quest: Episodes in the Search for the Age of the Earth on Thursday, July 30 at 2 p.m. in the Ridgway Visitor Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden. A book signing will follow the hour-long lecture. Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson is Associate Professor of Geology, Curator of the Geological Museum and Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.  His research interests span two major fields: palaeontology and the history of geological sciences.
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73rd Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society Show and Sale, July 18 and 19

The annual Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society Plant Show and Sale will celebrate their 73rd year by offering thousands of unusual as well as standard specimens of cacti and succulents on July 18 and 19. Cacti and succulents of all sizes and shapes will be available for viewing and purchase.
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Enjoy Events at the Missouri Botanical Garden in July & August

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a great place to take a stroll and enjoy beautiful and inspiring display Gardens, and if you are seeking events to enjoy with your family and friends – look no further! The Garden offers hundreds of things to see and do year round including the highly acclaimed Lantern Festival, Sunday brunches, drop in activities, free outdoor concerts and much more. Grab your calendar and plan to attend an event set in the oldest botanical garden in continuous operation in the United States, and one of the few to have achieved National Historic Landmark status.
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Online Games Use Crowdsourcing to Improve Access to Digital Text

The Missouri Botanical Garden and its partner organizations released two crowdsourcing games today in an effort to improve access to books and journals in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). The games were created as part of “Purposeful Gaming and BHL” an Institute of Library Services (IMLS) grant-funded project established in 2013 at the Garden with partners from Harvard University, Cornell University and The New York Botanical Garden. Full story.


Kick Off a Tasty Summer by Visiting the Garden on Tuesdays for Herbs and Heirlooms

The Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to offer fourteen weeks of giveaways and drop-in activities this summer for herb lovers! Herbs & Heirloom Tuesdays will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, June 2 through August 25, in the Herb Garden located in the Victorian District of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Explore the culinary, sensory and beauty benefits from the herb featured each week. The first 100 participants are invited to pot an herb to take home and enjoy. Full story.


Whitaker Music Festival Begins May 27th at the Garden

The Whitaker Music Festival returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the 22nd 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, May 27 through July 29 at 7:30 p.m. Free admission begins at 5 p.m. and last entry is at 9 p.m.
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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.


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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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.

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