News Releases
1/6/2015

Celebrate Orchids and Their Pollinators at Missouri Botanical Garden's Annual Orchid Show January 31 through March 22

Journey into a world filled with beautiful orchid flowers and their amazing pollinators this winter during the Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show. You’ll stroll through a lush display to discover hundreds of rarely seen orchids from the Garden’s collection Victorian gazebo, pollinators of all shapes and sizes, and hundreds of orchids.


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12/29/2014

"Orchids in the Realm of the Sublime" Solo Exhibition of Orchid Paintings by Particia Laspino

Patricia Laspino, contemporary American painter and founder of the “Orchid Alliance Project-Bridging Art & Science”, will be showing recent paintings in a solo exhibition entitled, “Orchids in the Realm of the Sublime” in the Monsanto Hall Gallery at the Missouri Botanical Garden January 10 - March 8, 2015. The exhibit will open with a complimentary Meet the Artist event on Saturday, January 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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10/13/2014

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.


8/8/2014

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.


7/30/2014

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.


7/18/2014

Missouri Botanical Garden Hosts Meeting of Ecological Restoration Alliance

Conservation experts from the world’s leading botanical gardens met in St. Louis this week and called for a renewed effort to link ecological restoration with the elimination of poverty in natural resource-dependent communities. In Madagascar, for example, the Missouri Botanical Garden provides training and jobs to local people who in turn assist with ecological restoration in diversity-rich areas. All too often, there are no viable economic alternatives to the degradation of biodiverse ecosystems. Member gardens are committed to offering alternatives that restore damaged land while providing income for those living in these areas.

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7/11/2014

Missouri Botanical Garden Project Selects Designer for Purposeful Gaming Grant

The Missouri Botanical Garden and their partner organizations are pleased to announce a designer has been selected for the project “Purposeful Gaming and the BHL” which will serve to improve access to texts in the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) through online gaming. Dartmouth College’s Tiltfactor was selected as designer. The Garden is working with Harvard University, Cornell University and The New York Botanical Garden on the project.

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5/30/2014

Celebrate Summer at the Butterfly House

From butterflies to bugs to fireflies to gnomes, visit the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House this summer for fun for the whole family. Now through Labor Day the Butterfly House is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with additional evening programming throughout the summer. The Butterfly House and St. Louis Carousel have partnered to offer the joint Faust Park Fun Pass now through September 1. Visitors can purchase a $10 pass which will include Butterfly House admission and unlimited rides on the St. Louis Carousel. Full story.


5/7/2014

William L. Brown Center Announces Award for Excellence in Genetic Resource Conservation

The William L. Brown Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden selected Dr. Cary Fowler for the Center’s 7th William L. Brown Award for Excellence in Genetic Resource Conservation. Dr. Fowler has been committed to the conservation of plant resources throughout his career. Full story.


4/28/2014

Missouri Botanical Garden Herbarium Collection Reaches 6.5 Million Specimens with New Genus

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Herbarium collection reached 6.5 million specimens with the addition of a new genus described by Garden curator Dr. Carmen Ulloa in collaboration with Dr. Fabián Michelangeli and Karla Sosa of The New York Botanical Garden. Their discovery, “Quipuanthus, a New Genus of Melastomataceae from the foothills of the Andes in Ecuador and Peru” was published today in the scientific journal “Systematic Botany.” Full story.


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