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Celebrate Summer at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

From butterflies to bugs to picnics and fireflies, the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is serving up fun for families all summer long. Summer hours begin May 27 and run through September 2 with the Butterfly House open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with additional programming on several summer nights. Full story.


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.


Explore “Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot” With Dr. Peter Crane

Learn about one of the world’s most distinctive trees from one of the world’s foremost botanical experts. Prof. Sir Peter R. Crane will present “Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot,” a lecture based on a newly released book of the same name published by Yale University Press. Dr. Crane will discus the history of the ginkgo, its cultural significance, medicinal and nutritional value and its importance as one of the world’s oldest and most recognizable trees. The lecture will take place at 3 p.m. with a book signing immediately following. The event is free and open to the public.
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The Missouri Botanical Garden Invites the Public to Help Answer: What Does St. Louis Eat?

As part of its 2013 Year of Food, the Missouri Botanical Garden is inviting people of all ages to help answer the question: What Does St. Louis Eat? As the Garden’s first public-sourced storytelling project, What St. Louis Eats is intended to reflect the diversity of food stories, perspectives, lifestyles and trends within St. Louis. Full story.


Missouri Botanical Garden Researchers Discover High Levels of Omega Fatty Acids in Peruvian Plant

Researchers at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s William L. Brown Center have discovered extraordinarily high levels of omega fatty acids in a species which they encountered in Northern Peru. Omega fatty acids are essential for human health and must be obtained through food sources. Omega-3 fatty acids are also widely used in cosmetics. Full story.

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