Garden News and Notes: January 2020

The Garden in Madagascar, 71 Homes to Install Solar Power through Garden Program, The Conservation of Fraser Firs, Why Our Scientists Are Studying Guano

Holidays at the Garden

With something for everyone, Garden Glow offers the most complete holiday experience in the St. Louis region.

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,…

Seeding St. Louis

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

Spotlight on Science: Training the Next Generation

As the Principal Investigator of the Garden’s Conservation Genetics Lab, Christy Edwards already has plenty on her plate. But equally important to Edwards is her work with graduate students. To her, it’s essential because despite the efforts of plant scientists, we still know relatively little about many plant species, and many are still undiscovered. At…

Endangered Bats Highlight Biodiversity at Shaw Nature Reserve

Proper safeguarding and stewardship of our flora has the very intended effect of also benefiting our fauna. Just like humans, animals depend on plants for things like food and shelter. And plants often rely on animals for pollination and seed dispersal. Protecting plant habitats allows these beneficial relationships to occur as nature intended. Monarch butterflies…