Bug Appétit

They're noisy. They're everywhere. They're ... surprisingly delicious? For entomologists at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, this spring's cicada emergence is the perfect opportunity to try out some new recipes. Cicada scampi, anyone?

Delight in Colorful Blooms at the Orchid Show

Open daily now through February 25, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show brings a tropical paradise to the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center for a once-a-year display brimming with colorful blooms.

Missouri History Today August 18, 1960: Tropical Plants Become Staples At Iconic Botanical Garden Building

Missouri History Today August 18, 1960: Tropical Plants Become Staples At Iconic Botanical Garden Building

Green Living Festival

Join the Missouri Botanical Garden in making this a summer of sustainability and learn how to help your family, friends, and coworkers live green. Meet sustainability experts and dive into a day of learning, exploring, and engaging at institutions throughout the heart of St. Louis.

Get Growing at an Awesome Herb Sale

Spring brings the garden bug. No, not that kind of bug – the itch to plant, to sow, to grow. And if you enjoy growing herbs to cook with or use in other ways, learn where you can get your garden-gloved mitts on top-quality herb plants.

Juneteenth features free admission at Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden will offer free admission to all visitors on Sunday, June 19 in honor of Juneteenth. Visitors can spend a restful and restorative day in the Garden and partake in special activities planned for the day. 

Getting MO Peace

It’s been a wild eighteen months. Many shifted work and home lives around during the pandemic in an effort to keep others safe. Now as more people are vaccinated, and as case numbers decline and establishments continue to open up, we should all feel relieved, right? Not exactly, says Dr. Arpit Aggarwal of MU Health Care.

August 18, 1960

R. Buckminster Fuller designed something he called a geodesic dome and placed one in the Missouri Botanical Garden. Calling this one a "Climatron" he explained that it would last for a while but was not a permanent structure. It has been there now for over 50 years and seems able to stand for many more.  

A Tip-Top Tree for Christmas

Discover 6 tips to maintaining a fresher and greener live Christmas tree.

Friendly Flames

Prescribed burns at Shaw Nature Reserve enhance biodiversity in its ecosystems.