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Phone: (314) 577-5100
4344 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis
Missouri 63110
USA
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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.

Mission:
To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.
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Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark.

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.

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11/15/13
My wife and I have each been going to the garden since we were little kids. Today we live nearby and go once a week on average. It is an amazing place and one of my favorite attractions to bring Saint Louis visitors to. The Japanese garden (Seiwa-En) and English Woodland gardens are my personal ... more »
12/28/10
The Missouri Botanical Gardens is one of my favorite places to visit. The beautiful Japanese Garden, the English Woodland Garden, and the Tropical Climatron are just the beginning of the wonders available for exploration. In additon, there are the Japanese Festival, a tremendous weekend-long ... more »
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