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Arboretums and Gardens
Powell Gardens is a private, not-for-profit botanical garden located just east of Kansas City, Missouri. Our mission: to be an experience that embraces the Midwest's spirit of place and inspires an appreciation for the importance of plants in our lives.
Set on more than 915 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows, Powell Gardens offers breathtaking display gardens, interesting architecture, a nature trail and a year-round calendar of special events and classes for the entire family.
Missouri Botanical Gardens
"To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment, in order to preserve and enrich life." – Missouri Botanical Garden mission
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.
Native Plants & Programs
Plants of Merit
The Plants of Merit Program aims to raise the public’s awareness of beautiful and environmentally friendly plants for the home landscape. The program centers on a list -- of regionally proven annuals, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees. The list is published each year by a consortium that includes Missouri Botanical Garden, Powell Gardens, Mizzou Botanic Gardens and University of Missouri Extension. Contact Chris Nejelski firstname.lastname@example.org
A joint program of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA), the Grow Native! program helps protect and restore our state's biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their effective use. By building partnerships among private industry, non-profit organizations, government agencies and landowners, Grow Native! aims to significantly increase the demand for and use of native plants on all landscapes.
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