Leafing Through History: The Plants That Make Paper

After one year back in operation, the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum presents its first fully interdisciplinary exhibit: Leafing Through History: The Plants that Make Paper. β€œI know how intimidating a science museum can be to a non-science audience,” says Nezka Pfeifer, curator of the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at the Missouri Botanical Garden….

Finding England in the Garden

If the Royal Wedding has you in the mood for a truly British experience, you can find several at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Garden has strong British roots, as it was founded by Englishman Henry Shaw. Shaw was born in Sheffield, England and came to St. Louis in 1819 when he was just 18…

The Planting of a Pincushion Garden

The Pincushion Garden is one of the most intricate annual displays you’ll find at the Missouri Botanical Garden. But creating these sensational circles of succulents is no easy task. What is a pincushion garden? The Pincushion Garden resurrects a “lost art” of garden design once common in traditional Victorian displays. The complex designs are created…