Considering Columnar Trees

During Tree Week, the Missouri Botanical Garden is celebrating its large and diverse collection of trees. It may also inspire you to consider adding more trees to your home landscaping.  If you have a smaller space, you might want to consider columnar trees. Columnar trees are characterized by being taller than they are wide at…

Tips and Tricks for Better Tree ID

Plant identification is one of the most common questions received by the Horticulture Answer Service at the Missouri Botanical Garden. And it’s an important one, too. Before you know how to care for a plant, you need to know what it is. The same is as true for trees as it is for tomatoes and…

Gateway to the Garden

Announcing the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center The new “Gateway to the Garden” is designed to enhance the guest experience; construction on the $92 million project begins in January and requires no taxpayer funding. This week the Missouri Botanical Garden announced plans for the new Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center to enhance the guest experience,…

Plant Profile: Osage Orange

It’s one of the most eye-catching things you’ll ever see on the ground, but do you know the story behind it?

Growing Up: Vertical Gardens are Perfect for Projects Big and Small

A vertical garden is simply a garden that grows upward on a support system rather than growing horizontally on the ground. The concept has been a part of gardening for hundreds of years, but recently vertical gardens have taken off as a top gardening trend. Perhaps one reason for its popularity is that vertical gardening…

Seeding St. Louis

How the Garden’s deep-rooted commitment to the city and region continues to bear fruit