News Releases
2/3/2016

St. Louis Herb Society Celebrates 75th Anniversary as the Year of the Pepper - Annual Sale Takes Place April 29-30

The 14th annual Herb Days plant sale, presented by The St. Louis Herb Society and the Missouri Botanical Garden will take place Friday and Saturday, Apr. 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 100 varieties of herbs including basil, mint, lavender, rosemary, thyme and sage will be available. In 2016, we celebrate the pepper plant as herb of the year and several varieties will be offered including banana, bell, jalapeno, habanero and poblano peppers. 


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1/25/2016

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.


1/14/2016

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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1/12/2016

Celebrate Black History Month with the Annual Celebrate the Gospel Concert, 2/14

Enjoy the sweet harmonies of heart-felt gospel music at the Missouri Botanical Garden in celebration of Black History Month. The Celebrate the Gospel concert marks its 27th year at the Garden on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. The event is included with Garden admission.
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12/18/2015

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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10/9/2015

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.


6/9/2015

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.


4/13/2015

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.


2/25/2015

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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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.


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