News Releases
2/11/2021

MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN ANNOUNCES FIRST D&I DIRECTOR

Missouri Botanical Garden President Peter Wyse Jackson is pleased to announce that Amanda Shields will become the Garden’s first Director of Diversity and Inclusion; she will begin February 22, 2021.

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2/2/2021

Missouri Botanical Garden Announces New Vice President of Facilities and Construction 

The Missouri Botanical Garden has named Deniz Piskin as its new Vice President of Facilities and Construction at the Missouri Botanical Garden. 

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1/29/2021

Butterfly House Reopens with Morpho Mardi Gras

The Butterfly House in Chesterfield reopens on Monday, February 1, with Morpho Mardi Gras. The reopening follows a month-long closure for annual maintenance. 

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1/25/2021

Send a Valentine Surprise with a Cockroach Dedication from the Butterfly House 

This Valentine’s Day, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is providing a unique gift opportunity with their brand-new cockroach dedications. 

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9/9/2020

New Study Shows Latin America Twice as Rich in Plant Species as Tropical Africa, Home to One-Third of the World’s Biodiversity

Latin America is more than twice as rich in plant species as tropical Africa and is home to a third of the world’s biodiversity, a new paper published today in Science Advances confirms. 

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8/17/2020

MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN RECEIVES IMLS GRANTS TO EXPAND SCIENCE EDUCATION 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, or IMLS, awarded the Missouri Botanical Garden two grants to enhance its science programs. One grant will help expand the Garden’s Seed Bank and the other will be used for an entomology lab at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield. 

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7/13/2020

MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN JAPANESE FESTIVAL CANCELLED FOR 2020 

 

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Botanical Garden and its partners have decided to cancel the 2020 Japanese Festival for the first time in its 44-year history. The Garden will still hold special activities Labor Day Weekend

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7/7/2020

Missouri Botanical Garden Receives $24,000 Grant from Bayer Fund to Help Therapeutic Horticulture Program 

Funding from the Bayer will enable individuals impacted by cancer to participate in the Journey to Well-being at no cost. The Journey is designed for individuals to complete a series of reflective walks on their own schedule and pace, with a focus on improving well-being through time in nature, guided reflection, and the inspiration of the Japanese Garden. The program includes three meetings designed to enhance the experience as well as a tour of the Japanese Garden. Funding from Bayer will be available to patients in treatment, patients previously treated for cancer, caregivers, and family members.

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6/4/2020

SOPHIA M. SACHS BUTTERFLY HOUSE TO REOPEN JUNE 16 

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield plans to reopen to the public on June 16.  The first week will be for Garden Members only.

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6/1/2020

STUDY PUTS NEW SPIN ON ROLE VINES PLAY IN FOREST CONSERVATION, CLIMATE CHANGE

Recent research findings from fieldwork in Australia and Tanzania and a review of global research highlight the important role of species identification in that conservation work. The study, co-authored by Roy Gereau, assistant curator in the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Africa and Madagascar Department, looked at the ecological role of lianas, long-stemmed woody vines that climb in trees, especially in tropical rainforests.

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