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Expanded hours mean visitors will have more time to shop, eat and play at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Annual Best of Missouri Market. New this year, the Market will open at noon on Friday, October 5. Due to the expanded hours, the Missouri Botanical Garden will be closed to all visitors from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday.

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Garden to Host Regional Recycling Forum

St. Louis area residents will have the opportunity to learn updated information, ask questions and voice concerns about recycling issues at a public forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Garden’s Commerce Bank Education Center, 4651 Shaw Boulevard.

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First Ever Founder’s Day at Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

As part of an ongoing celebration for its 20th anniversary, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House will host the first ever Evelyn E. Newman Founder’s Day Celebration on Sept 18. The event will include free admission for the entire day.

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Step into another time at Prairie Day at the Shaw Nature Reserve, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

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Flora Borealis Extended!

By popular demand the Missouri Botanical Garden’s newest exhibit, Flora Borealis, will continue to run through the fall.  The nighttime multimedia experience will be open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays September 6 through October 20.

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Missouri Botanical Garden Appoints New Vice President of Human Resources

After an extensive search, the Missouri Botanical Garden has named Teresa Clark Vice President, Human Resources. Clark has worked for the Garden since 2014 in the role of Senior HR Manager. She was appointed Interim Vice President earlier this year.

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Now Open: Flora Borealis

Missouri Botanical Garden’s summer exhibit, Flora Borealis officially opens tomorrow. This nighttime multimedia experience will feature cinematic projection mapping, interactive lighting with lasers, and a custom soundscape.  Interactive exhibits and stunning visuals will guide visitors through the exhibit. Nymphea, the first water lily developed at the Garden in 1931, serves as the narrator as guests journey through the Garden’s history in St. Louis, and transforms the thought of plant biodiversity from an idea to an aurora of sound and light.

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Garden Staff Member Selected as Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

Katherine (Kat) Golden from the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, Missouri has been selected as one of this year’s Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows in recognition of her commitment to geographic education. She is the sustainability education manager at the EarthWays Center, the sustainability division of the Garden. 

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A Botanical Mystery Solved by Phylogenetic Testing

Missouri Botanical Garden researchers used DNA testing to rediscover Dracaena umbraculifera, which was thought to be extinct. The methods and results were published in Oryx. The authors include Garden researchers in both St. Louis and Madagascar. 

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An Integrated Assessment of Vascular Plants Species of the Americas

Missouri Botanical Garden researcher Dr. Carmen Ulloa is the lead author of “An Integrated Assessment of Vascular Plant Species of the Americas,” published in Science. Ulloa along with 23 co-authors compiled a comprehensive, searchable checklist of 124,993 species, 6,227 genera and 355 families of vascular plants of the Americas. This represents one third of all known vascular plants worldwide.

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