Tuesday, June 9, 2009

MO Botanical Garden 150th birthday

On Monday, June 15th, the Missouri Botanical Garden (still Shaw's Garden for longtime STLers) will celebrate its 150th year. Admission will be just $1.50 and there will be special activities all day. The garden will be open late and there's an outdoor movie in the evening. Fittingly, it's Over the Hedge.

From the site:

On June 15, 1859, Henry Shaw first opened his beloved Garden to the public. In honor of the Garden’s sesquicentennial anniversary, admission to the Garden and the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden will be $1.50 all day long! Open late until 10:30 p.m., last admission 9 p.m. Visit the Garden for an anniversary celebration like no other!

*11 a.m.Special recognition of historic event and commendations for longest serving volunteer, staff, and member.Floral Clock
*Noon to 8 p.m.Enjoy activities throughout the day including stilt walkers, chalk art, balloon artist, actors in Victorian costume, an organ grinder, and more!
*Noon to 4 p.m.Take an exclusive tour of the Museum Building. This historic structure has been closed to the public since 1980.Museum Building
*1 p.m.“Mapping St. Louis in the Era of Henry Shaw” lecture by Emily Jaycox, Missouri History Museum Librarian.Shoenberg Theater
*2 p.m.“Henry Shaw's Botanical Garden and Tower Grove Park lectures by Garden archivist Andrew Colligan and Gerald Ramsey, Deputy Director of Tower Grove Park.Shoenberg Theater
*3 p.m.“The Present and Future of the Garden”lecture by Garden President Dr. Peter H. Raven, Time magazine’s Hero of the Planet.Shoenberg Theater
*8:30 p.m.Over the HedgeBring the entire family to enjoy this contemporary children’s classic. Picnicking allowed only after 6 p.m.Cohen Amphitheater

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