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Missouri Botanical Garden

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Statement of Purpose: To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.


Address: 4344 Shaw Av., St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Phone Number: (314) 577-5100 main
Fax: (314) 371-6300
Email Address:
Web Site:


Number of Employees: 443
Full Time Volunteers: 1212


Major Fund-raisers: Best of Missouri Market-October, Japanese Festival


Executive Committee: Board of Trustees
Director(s): Dr. Peter H. Raven
Key Personnel: Dr. Peter Raven, Director


Founded: 1859
Community Served: Greater St. Louis Region and the World


Ongoing Projects: MBG is a world renowned institution known for its work in horticultural display, botanical research, education and community outreach.



Accomplishments: Construction now underway for the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden, scheduled completion fall of 2005.


Previous Event Coverage:

November 28, 2012 Missouri Botanical Garden's Holiday Flower Show Preview
October 19, 2012 Missouri Botancial Garden's 5th Annual Fest-of-Ale
October 05, 2012 Missouri Botanical Garden's Best of Missouri Market "First Look Friday"
June 22, 2012 Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House Presents Friday Night Flights
May 25, 2012 Missouri Botanical Garden's Garden of Light
February 11, 2012 Missouri Botanical Garden Valentine's Evening
November 30, 2011 Missouri Botanical Garden's Holiday Flower Show Preview
October 14, 2011 Missouri Botancial Garden's 4th Annual Fest-of-Ale
September 30, 2011 Missouri Botanical Garden's 20th Annual Best of Missouri Market
June 17, 2011 Missouri Botancial Garden's A Midsummer Night’s Dance
February 19, 2011 Missouri Botanical Garden's Trivia Night-Garden Style
December 09, 2010 Missouri Botanical Garden's Corporate Partners Holiday Night
October 15, 2010 Missouri Botanical Gardens' Fest-of-Ale
June 18, 2010 Missouri Botanical Garden's A Midsummer Night's Dance
June 27, 2009 Missouri Botanical Garden's Midsummer Night’s Dinner Dance
February 28, 2009 Missouri Botanical Garden's Young Friends of the Garden's Trivia Night
October 04, 2008 Missouri Botanical Garden's Best of Missouri Market
September 13, 2008 The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House's Mighty Monarch Fiesta
May 01, 2008 Missouri Botanical Garden "Niki Nights" Opening Reception
February 27, 2008 Missouri Botanical Garden's Young Friends Evening
September 15, 2007 Butterfly House's Wing Ding
August 29, 2007 Young Friends of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Sumo, Sake, and Sushi
July 17, 2007 Missouri Botanical Garden's Young Friends: Chapungu and You, Bring a Friend Too!
May 03, 2007 Missouri Botanical Garden's Chapungu Nights Opening Reception
March 10, 2007 Missouri Botanical Garden Vinter's Gala
March 01, 2007 Missouri Botanical Gardens' Grand Opening Preview Party Of The Container Store
October 20, 2006 Missouri Botanical Garden's Brewmaster's Gala
October 07, 2006 Missouri Botanical Garden 15th Annual Best of Missouri Market
May 25, 2006 St. Louis Magazine's Chihuly at the Missouri Botanical Garden
May 04, 2006 Missouri Botanical Garden's Chihuly Nights Grand Opening Reception
April 29, 2006 Missouri Botanical Garden's Chihuly Art Gala
April 27, 2006 Missouri Botanical Garden's Private Trustee's Garden Party With Dale Chihuly
September 21, 2005 The Butterfly House's Fall Fashions
October 09, 2004 Butterfly House's 2004 "Wing Ding"
October 03, 2004 Missouri Botanical Garden's Thirteenth Annual Best of Missouri Market
October 18, 2000 Missouri Botanical Garden's Henry Shaw Dinner
February 05, 2000 Young Friends of Missouri Botanical Garden's Tropics 2000