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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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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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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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Missouri Botanical Garden Announces Plans for Garden Glow 2013 Light Exhibit

The Missouri Botanical Garden is excited to announce its plans for “Garden Glow 2013,” the 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 will open Nov. 23, 2013 and run through Jan. 4, 2014.

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Garden Announces Collaboration with L’Herboretum for Sacred Seeds Program

Sacred Seeds, an international non-profit that supports plant conservation and addresses the rapid loss of biodiversity and cultural knowledge, has extended its reach to Europe through collaboration with L’Herboretum whose international headquarters are in Saint-Ay, France.  Sacred Seeds is a network of plant gardens devoted to preserving plants of medicinal and cultural significance. The program is administered by the Missouri Botanical Garden’s William L. Brown Center. Full story.


Dig In to Foodology at the Missouri Botanical Garden

This summer, the Missouri Botanical Garden invites visitors to dig deep into the roots of food and explore the relationship between plants and food. From celebrity chef demonstrations to the edible garden in the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden, we are serving up something special every day. Join the Garden as we celebrate and explore food in a whole new way. All programming is included with regular Garden admission. Full story.


Missouri Botanical Garden Hosts Workshop on World Ethnobotany and Economic Botany

The Missouri Botanical Garden will host a number of leading individuals and organizations May 1-2 to evaluate and share information on how ethnobotany and economic botany can contribute to a greater global strategy for plant conservation. Participants in the workshop include representatives from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in China, Bioversity International in Italy and The New York Botanical Garden among others.
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Celebrate Chinese Culture Days at the Garden May 18-19

Experience traditional Chinese art, music and cuisine during Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Sponsorship support for Chinese Culture Days is provided by Novus International, Inc. The weekend of festivities kicks off on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. with a grand parade and opening ceremony featuring a 70-foot dragon. The festival runs May 18-19 with activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Full story.


Sample Wines From Around the World During Grapes and the Garden Event

Sample wines from around the world and stroll through the Garden during the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Grapes and the Garden event on Friday, May 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. More than 100 wines, both international and domestic, will be available for tasting along with hors d’oeuvres. Grapes and the Garden is presented by Schnuck Markets, Inc.
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Children’s Garden Reopens for 2013 Season with Two Days of Family Fun

Join the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden as we “spring” into another season of activities for the whole family. Explore the great outdoors and have a Missouri adventure as you experience all the Children’s Garden has to offer including a waterfall, steamboat, cave, rope bridges, tree house and more! Opening weekend activities at the Children’s Garden are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 30 and 31. Full story.

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