Missouri Botanical Garden Overview
Target demographics: others discover the value of plants and conserve botanical diversity
Direct beneficiaries per year: over a million visitors connect to the wonder of the natural world
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: lead a Garden tour, renew memberships at a festival, care for butterflies at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and more.
Geographic areas served: St. Louis and beyond
Programs: 79 acres of botanical landscape; formal and informal education programs for visitors, schoolchildren, and families; research and conservation programs in 35 countries around the world; festivals, flower shows, and special events for a variety of age groups and interests.
The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.
For over 154 years, the Garden has been an oasis in the city, a place of beauty and family fun—and also a center for education, science, and conservation.