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St Louis Botanical Garden

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the United States and a National Historic Landmark., as well as the National Register of Historic Places. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education of international repute, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis, with 79 acres (32 ha) of horticultural display. It includes a 14-acre (5.7 ha) Japanese strolling garden named Seiwa-en; the Climatron geodesic dome conservatory; a children's garden, including a pioneer village; a playground; a fountain area and a water locking system, somewhat similar to the locking system at the Panama Canal; an Osage camp; and Henry Shaw’s original 1850 estate home. It is adjacent to Tower Grove Park, another of Shaw’s legacies.
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St Louis Botanical Garden

Flower your guests with the color, fragrance, and quaint settings at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Located just southwest of downtown St. Louis, this 79 acre Garden world renowned for its beautiful and lush gardens and botanical research, offers a variety of spectacular locations for weddings receptions as well as wedding ceremonies.
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St Louis Botanical Garden

Garden District has fertile ground to bring large swath of city together By Johnny Buse • Mar 29, 2013 This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Henry Shaw was only 19 when he purchased parcels of land in a swath of St. Louis prairie in 1840. The French called the natural, unpopulated habitat on the western edge of the city Prairie des Noyers, after one of the original settlers of St. Louis. It was a rural landscape on the fringes of the urban, and Shaw’s ideal spot for a garden and the city’s first suburban developments, marked by Shaw’s country retreat.
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St Louis Botanical Garden

For part of 2006, the Missouri Botanical Garden featured "Glass in the Garden", with glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly placed throughout the garden. Four pieces were purchased to remain at the gardens. In 2008 sculptures of the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle were placed throughout the garden. In 2009, the 150th anniversary of the Garden was celebrated, including a floral clock display.
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St Louis Botanical Garden

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Henry Shaw was only 19 when he purchased parcels of land in a swath of St. Louis prairie in 1840. The French called the natural, unpopulated habitat on the western edge of the city Prairie des Noyers, after one of the original settlers of St. Louis. It was a rural landscape on the fringes of the urban, and Shaw’s ideal spot for a garden and the city’s first suburban developments, marked by Shaw’s country retreat.
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St Louis Botanical Garden

The Plant List is an Internet encyclopedia project to compile a comprehensive list of botanical nomenclature, created by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Plant List has 1,040,426 scientific plant names of species rank, of which 298,900 are accepted species names. In addition, the list has 620 plant families and 16,167 plant genera.
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St Louis Botanical Garden

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: Henry Shaw was only 19 when he purchased parcels of land in a swath of St. Louis prairie in 1840. The French called the natural, unpopulated habitat on the western edge of the city Prairie des Noyers, after one of the original settlers of St. Louis.
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St Louis Botanical Garden

In the most comprehensive survey of threats to rare plants conducted in 20 years, researchers from the Missouri Botanical Garden and the University of Missouri-St. Louis analyzed data on threats to nearly 3,000 rare plants in the United States. As scientists report in the journal Biological Conservation, they discovered that outdoor recreation was the most common threat to plants, above residential development and agriculture.
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Asha Paudel Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election has put many environmentalists and scientists on edge about U.S. commitments to fight climate change, since the president-elect has previously called climate change a "hoax" and vowed to "cancel" the Paris climate agreement. Among the nervous scientists is Missouri Botanical Garden ethnobotanist Jan Salick, who has studied the effects of climate change on indigenous peoples since the early 2000s. Earlier this month, Salick attended the United Nations annual climate change meeting in Marrakech, Morocco.  She spoke to St. Louis Public Radio's Eli Chen about her research and the challenges scientists face in the current political climate. Here is the conversation:
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Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election has put many environmentalists and scientists on edge about U.S. commitments to fight climate change, since the president-elect has previously called climate change a "hoax" and vowed to "cancel" the Paris climate agreement. Among the nervous scientists is Missouri Botanical Garden ethnobotanist Jan Salick, who has studied the effects of climate change on indigenous peoples since the early 2000s. Earlier this month, Salick attended the United Nations annual climate change meeting in Marrakech, Morocco.  She spoke to St. Louis Public Radio's Eli Chen about her research and the challenges scientists face in the current political climate. Here is the conversation:
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Study says hiking, biking and other nature-loving activities are major threats to rare plants By Eli Chen • Oct 20, 2016 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Outdoor activities like hiking and camping can help people appreciate nature and encourage public support for conservation, but a new study finds that such recreation can also be harmful to the environment.  In the most comprehensive survey of threats to rare plants conducted in 20 years, researchers from the Missouri Botanical Garden and the University of Missouri-St. Louis analyzed data on threats to nearly 3,000 rare plants in the United States. As scientists report in the journal Biological Conservation, they discovered that outdoor recreation was the most common threat to plants, above residential development and agriculture.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Outdoor activities like hiking and camping can help people appreciate nature and encourage public support for conservation, but a new study finds that such recreation can also be harmful to the environment.  In the most comprehensive survey of threats to rare plants conducted in 20 years, researchers from the Missouri Botanical Garden and the University of Missouri-St. Louis analyzed data on threats to nearly 3,000 rare plants in the United States. As scientists report in the journal Biological Conservation, they discovered that outdoor recreation was the most common threat to plants, above residential development and agriculture.
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Outdoor activities like hiking and camping can help people appreciate nature and encourage public support for conservation, but a new study finds that such recreation can also be harmful to the environment.  In the most comprehensive survey of threats to rare plants conducted in 20 years, researchers from the Missouri Botanical Garden and the University of Missouri-St. Louis analyzed data on threats to nearly 3,000 rare plants in the United States. As scientists report in the journal Biological Conservation, they discovered that outdoor recreation was the most common threat to plants, above residential development and agriculture.
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The Shaw Nature Reserve was started by the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1925 as a place to store plants away from the pollution of the city. The air in St. Louis later cleared up and the reserve has continued to be open to the public and for enjoyment, research, and education ever since. The 2,400-acre (9.7 km2) reserve is located in Gray Summit, Missouri 35 miles (56 km) away from the city.
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Smith works with three people to create his art, including this custom exhibition for the Botanical Garden. Garden workers have been installing it here all week, under Smith’s direction. Several designs float high above the Climatron floor. You won't find Smith up there.
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The Garden is a place for many annual cultural festivals, including the Japanese Festival and the Chinese Culture Days by the St. Louis Chinese Culture Days Committee. During this time, there are showcases of the culture's botanics as well as cultural arts, crafts, music and food. The Japanese Festival features sumo wrestling, taiko drumming, koma-mawashi top spinning, and kimono fashion shows. The Garden is known for its bonsai growing, which can be seen all year round, but is highlighted during the multiple Asian festivals.
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Among the nervous scientists is Missouri Botanical Garden ethnobotanist Jan Salick, who has studied the effects of climate change on indigenous peoples since the early 2000s. Earlier this month, Salick attended the United Nations annual climate change meeting in Marrakech, Morocco. 
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Guided Walking Tours Explore the Garden’s history, plants and seasonal highlights with a Garden Docent through a personalized walking tour. Included with Garden admission. Tours accommodate a maximum of 15 guests. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the tour start time and meet the Docent in the upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center. November - March Daily at 11 a.m. April - October Daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Individual Classes & Tours Guided walks and tours are also offered as classes at our three campuses. View upcoming sessions or call 577-5140 for more information. School and Children's Field Trips To learn more about field trips and educational tours, contact our Education Division at schoolprograms@mobot.org or 577-5140.
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Explore the Garden’s history, plants and seasonal highlights with a Garden Docent through a personalized walking tour. Included with Garden admission. Tours accommodate a maximum of 15 guests. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the tour start time and meet the Docent in the upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center. November - March Daily at 11 a.m. April - October Daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Individual Classes & Tours Guided walks and tours are also offered as classes at our three campuses. View upcoming sessions or call 577-5140 for more information. School and Children's Field Trips To learn more about field trips and educational tours, contact our Education Division at schoolprograms@mobot.org or 577-5140.

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