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2014 marked the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Garden's hometown, St. Louis, Missouri. As the year comes to a close, we're excited to share a special "birthday card" for the city commemorating the planting of 250 trees throughout the city with our partners at St. Louis Public Schools, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, St. Louis City Parks and Forestry departments, and numerous neighborhood associations through the city. Happy birthday, St. Louis!
Scientists from around the world convene this week at the Garden to honor researcher Dr. Alan Graham with a series of presentations focused on "Integrating Approaches to Macroevolution: Combining Fossils and Phylogeny." Learn more about Dr. Graham's extensive contributions to paleobotany and phylogeny in our profile.
Dr. Alan Graham, Curator of Paleobotany and Palynology, has devoted 55 years of his life to investigating the origin and evolution of environments in the New World. Paleobotany is the study of fossil...
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Dr. Quinn Long of the Garden’s Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development (CCSD) recently joined two members of the Garden’s horticultural staff and a biologist from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a botanical expedition to the southern Ural Mountains hosted by Russian botanical gardens in the region.
Dr. Quinn Long of the Garden’s Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development (CCSD) recently joined two members of the Garden’s horticultural staff and a biologist from the U.S. Fish and...
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We’ve heard from some St. Louis-area residents whose trees suffered lightning damage in the storms that swept through the region on Wednesday. Here are some tips for assessing lightning damage in your yard:
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One of the largest and oldest events of its kind, the Garden's annual Japanese Festival returns this Labor Day weekend, August 30 - September 1. Celebrate the history, culture and people of Japan with fun, family-friendly activities all weekend long! Learn more and purchase tickets in advance at!
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Horticulture staff and volunteers spent Wednesday collecting, cleaning and prepping daylily plants for the Missouri Botanical Garden Daylily Association Sale this Saturday — your chance to purchase plants from the Garden’s displays to plant in your own garden:
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Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined brings all-new lighted works of art to the Garden next summer!
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Garden research associate Leighton Reid is currently in Peru exploring local efforts in ecological restoration, a conservation strategy aimed at recovering damaged ecosystems, from vacant lots to tropical rainforests. You can follow Leighton’s discoveries and observations on restoration work in Peru and beyond at our new ecological restoration blog.
A natural history notebook and project of the Missouri Botanical Garden
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excellent blog 
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Advance tickets are now available for Garden Glow 2014! This expanded second annual event will feature more than a half million lights surrounding visitors in a spectacle of holiday magic. Learn more and plan your visit now at
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Experience the thunderous pounding rhythms of the taiko drums, watch the unfolding drama of a sumo match, and more as Japanese Festival takes you and your family on a three-day cultural adventure right here at the Garden this Labor Day weekend!

See the full schedule of events and purchase your tickets at
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We extend our condolences to the family of Jack Jennings, who passed away this weekend. Jack began photographing the Garden in 1978, and his iconic images appeared in Garden publications for more than two decades. View more of Jack's work:
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So sorry to hear of your lose. Praying for your family.
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Registration is now open for fall and winter classes at the Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, and Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Browse hundreds of unique learning opportunities for young explorers to skilled experts and register for your favorites today:
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(314) 577-5100, (800) 642-8842
4344 Shaw Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63100
"To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life." - Mission of the Missouri Botanical Garden
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark.

The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.

For over 152 years, the Garden has been an oasis in the city, a place of beauty and family fun—and also a center for education, science, and conservation.

Mon - Tue: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thu - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. 5 p.m.