Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Gardenland Express is only one of a wide variety of events marking the holiday season. Traditional celebrations for Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa are also planned.
The Missouri Botanical Garden outlined its season-long schedule of holiday events in a news release recently. Included in the holiday events are flora, toy trains, holiday crafts and plenty of holiday decorations. The Missouri Botanical Garden is sharing the spirit of the holiday season with an abundance of festivities to create lasting memories for young and old alike. Enjoy the return of the colorful Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show, two weekends filled with holiday carols and visits with Santa, holiday décor, traditional Chanukah and Kwanzaa celebrations, and more. For detailed information on the complete lineup of holiday happenings, visit the Garden's website. Gardenland Express The annual Gardenland Express holiday …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
On the senate race, political spending by a powerful Missouri contributor and climate change—our roundup of some of the Missouri political stories that hit the media this week.
Editor's Note: The following articles were aggregated from several news organizations in Missouri. You can read more about each story by clicking on the headline. President Emeritus of Missouri Botanical Garden take out billboard to warn about climate change (St. Louis Beacon) Dan Burkhardt said to Peter Raven, emeritus head of MoBOT, spent $2,500 for a billboard along Interstate 70 between Warrenton and Wright City, saying "Climate change is real. Vote for candidates who will work to find solutions." Both men regularly champion environmental causes. Burkhardt created a land trust with his own farmland a few years ago and recently helped launch the nonprofit Magnificent Missouri, celebrating Missouri conservation efforts. No mention of '…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
More than 120 local and regional food producers, artisans and crafters will be featured at the 21st annual event, which runs from Oct. 5 through Oct. 7.
Searching for quality regional products begins with shopping the best markets. Consider the best of the best — the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Best of Missouri Market. The 21st annual event, which will be held Oct. 5 through Oct. 7, is one of the oldest sustainable markets in the Midwest that continues attract thousands of shoppers. “We have everything from alpacas to salsa,” said Holly Berthold, a spokesperson for the garden. “Since the market’s beginning 21 years ago, the Best of Missouri Market’s goal was to bring together Missouri’s best regional artisans and crafters together.” Back in the early 1990s buying local was a concept, which was just gaining support, thanks in part to the then new Agri-Missouri program. Today, buying local…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
A question and answer session with the co-director of the annual Missouri Garden event.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
Yesterday, "Best of Missouri Market" co-directors Lynn Kerkemeyer and Chelsea Harris talked about the history of the event, dating back 20 years. Today, the two talk about what kind of hot items will be on sale October 5-7. Patch: Describe the unique items that will be for sale. Harris: I brought my updated vendors list. We do try and bring in new vendors each year to keep the market fresh. We rotate out 30 percent of the vendors each year. Some of our fun new things are great new wood items, pepper mills and bowls and beautiful cheese trays. Those garden sharpeners made of porcelain are interesting. Park Avenue coffee is coming this year with their 73 flavors of gooey butter cake. We have over 120 vendors offering such neat and unique …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Inspiration of civic leaders Nora Stern and Ellen Dubinsky 21 years ago.
Twenty one years ago, civic volunteers Nora Stern and Ellen Dubinsky had an inspiring idea. They organized the “Best of Missouri Market” to raise needed funds for the Missouri Botanical Garden. In those days, it was called Shaw’s Gardens. The 21st annual event will be held throughout the grounds of the gardens October 5-7. Clearly, this show is recognized as one of the most successful outdoor events annually in St. Louis. Patch caught up to two full time employees Lynn Kerkemeyer, Maryville, IL and Chelsea Harris, Maplewood, to talk about this annual happening. It is the responsibility of this pair to make sure the show is another big success. This year’s event runs October 5-7, rain or shine. Friday is a preview night. Patch: Why don’t …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Elaborate Chinese lanterns are impressive art pieces by day and are transformed into striking images after dark.
Chinese artisans have worked for weeks to set up a new exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden that began its nearly three-month run on the garden's ground. Recent daytime visitors to the garden have had a good look at the art pieces, crafted primarily of colorful silks and molded steel, but it's at night that the artwork really shines, hence the name, "Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night." The exhibit, which officially opened Saturday, runs through Aug. 19. Admission is $22 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3 to 12), with discounts for Garden members. The Missouri Botanical Garden brings an unprecedented international exhibition to St. Louis for a limited run this summer. “Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night” …