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Missouri Botanical Garden News Releases


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.


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 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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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.


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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