30 Things You Might Not Know About the Climatron

The Climatron® is an architectural marvel filled to the brim with tropical plants from all over the world. A lot has happened in the 60 years since it first opened to the public. From history to pop culture, and even an alligator encounter, here are 30 things you might not know about the Climatron. In…

Therapeutic Horticulture at Home

Therapeutic Horticulture is all about a connection to nature. We use a variety of means to enhance an individual’s connection through sensory exploration, observation, creativity, all with a personal touch. Today, the only thing missing is that personal touch.  Still, there are ways to engage with nature while maintaining responsible social distance. Take a Phenology Walk Phenology is…

Inaugural Youth Fellowship Class Sets Course for Environmental Service

Education has always been at the core of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission. The Garden’s Youth Fellowship Program, launched in late 2019, is the newest chapter in this effort to inspire the next generation of plant professionals and environmental stewards. Established through a generous gift from longtime Garden supporters Dave and Mary Tognoni and contributions…

Remote Research: Single Bug Dad

Throughout the world, closures and lockdowns aimed to stop the spread of COVID-19 have disrupted many people’s lives and work. As a global institution, the Missouri Botanical Garden does research around the world, making travel restrictions a major hindrance. The “stay at home” order means staff has lost access to the Garden’s herbarium and labs,…

Searching for Spring: Scavenger Hunt App

Shelter in place restrictions aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19 may have many people feeling cooped up indoors. But spring is just outside your door! Wherever you live, spring is all around us. You may find it in your own backyard, or with a simple walk around your neighborhood. A walk is a great…

Cruise the Botanical Streets of St. Louis

You can learn a lot about St. Louis simply by reading the signs. Street signs that is. The city’s unique mix of Native American, French, and German influences are prominently posted on street corners in neighborhoods north, south, and everywhere in between. There are streets named after wives, daughters, lawyers, landowners, famous places, cultural icons,…

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