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Missouri Botanical Garden News Releases

1/15/2014

Missouri Botanical Garden Announces Nature Connects Exhibit for Summer 2014

The Missouri Botanical Garden is pleased to announce it will play host to a new exhibit Nature Connects, Art with LEGO® bricks this summer. Nature Connects features larger than life sculptures built with LEGO bricks. The 12 installations featuring 25 individual LEGO brick sculptures will be housed in the Climatron and Shoenberg Temperate House. The sculptures have a natural theme and include animals, plants and people.The exhibit opens to the public May 24 and runs through September 7.

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1/13/2014

Celebrate South American During the 2014 Orchid Show

Travel to South America during the 2014 Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The annual show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive permanent living collection. This year’s show is inspired by the work of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.

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11/8/2013

Hyper-Dominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora - Article Featured in Science

Beni River in BoliviaAfter more than thirty years of studying the 6 million km2 of Amazonian lowland rain forest, scientists have concluded that there are almost 400 billion trees, approximately 16,000 tree species in the area, and even more strikingly, that only 227 species account for half of the individuals. Garden scientists are among the 120 authors of a paper recently published in the October 18, 2013 issue of Science. Full story.


11/7/2013

Missouri Botanical Garden Announces New Senior Vice President of Science and Conservation

After an extensive search, the Missouri Botanical Garden has named Dr. James Miller to the position of Senior Vice President, Science and Conservation. Dr. Miller previously worked at the Garden for more than 20 years before departing in 2007 to serve as Dean and Vice President for Science at The New York Botanical Garden. He begins his new role on December 30.

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11/4/2013

Garden Aims to Improve Access to Digital Texts Through Online Gaming

The Missouri Botanical Garden was recently awarded a $449,641 grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to test new means of using crowd sourcing and gaming to support the enhancement of texts from the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL). Grant funding begins in December 2013 and ends in December 2015. The Garden will partner with Harvard University, Cornell University and the New York Botanical Garden on the project. Full story.


10/10/2013

Tickets on Sale for Garden Glow

Tickets are now on sale for Garden Glow 2013, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s first-ever winter light exhibit. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the Garden at night surrounded by a spectacle of unique light installations. The exhibit opens Nov. 23, 2013 and runs through Jan. 4, 2014. Tickets are date-specific and sold in limited quantities. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.mobot.org/glow. For the first time in the Garden’s history, hundreds of thousands of lights will adorn the Climatron®, Kaeser Memorial Maze, Central Axis, Tower Grove House and other iconic locations with unique color combinations.
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9/26/2013

Children’s Garden Celebrates End of Season with Fun for Families November 2-3

Say hello to fall as the Missouri Botanical Garden marks the seasonal close of the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden. Children can have one final Missouri adventure while enjoying the change of seasons on Saturday Nov. 2 and Sunday Nov. 3. Activities including seed gathering, face painting, live entertainment, bulb planting, a visit from Finn the friendly Children's Garden mascot and more! Full story.


8/23/2013

Missouri Botanical Garden Completes Flora of Missouri

Researchers from the Missouri Botanical Garden recently completed a 26-year project documenting the flora of the state of Missouri. The result is the release of “Steyermark’s Flora of Missouri, Volume 3. Dicots, Fabaceae (second part) through Zygophyllaceae.” For more than two decades, the Garden has worked in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Conservation on this project.
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8/19/2013

Sample Local Beers at the Garden’s Fall Fest-of-Ale

Sample beers from the area’s best breweries while enjoying an autumn evening in the Garden. Seventeen microbrewers will be on hand for this annual event held Friday, Oct. 18 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or $25 for Garden members. The price increases after Sept. 18 to $40 per person or $30 for members. A Designated Driver ticket is available for $15.  The event includes light appetizers, a commemorative tasting glass (not included with designated driver ticket) and live music by Mike Mattingly.
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8/5/2013

Herbalooza Set for September 11

The Missouri Botanical Garden will celebrate the importance of herbs at its second annual Herbalooza on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Garden’s Victorian District. Admission is $12 for the general public and $10 for garden members. Advanced registration is required. A cash bar is available and participants must be 21 or older.

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