Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Science Cafe--May 21

On May 21, from 7-9pm, “Herbal Medicines and Botanical Dietary Supplements: Facts and Fiction” will be presented by Dr. Wendy Applequist, Assistant Curator of Economic Botany, William L. Brown Center. Science CafĂ© offers stimulating conversation in an informal setting each month at Llywelyn's Pub (4747 McPherson Ave) for FREE (but you will need to purchase your own food or drinks if desired).

Presented by the Saint Louis Science Center and the Missouri Botanical Garden. For more information call (314) 289-4424 or visit

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

National Bike to Work Day--May 15

On National Bike to Work Day, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Missouri History Museum, and the City of Clayton will serve as three refueling stations for Trailnet’s 9th annual Bike to Work Day. Bicycle commuters are invited to stop for a light breakfast at any of these three spots from 6:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, check out Trailnet or call 314/436-1324 x 113.

In Partnership with: Bike St. Louis, City of Clayton, City of St. Louis, Companion Baking, The Great Rivers Greenway District, Missouri Botanical Garden, Missouri History Museum and St. Louis County Parks

Friday, May 8, 2009

Greater St Louis Iris/Dahlia Societies shows--May 9

On May 9, both the Greater St. Louis Dahlia Society and the Greater St. Louis Iris Society will be having shows at the Missouri Botanical Garden. New cultivars and old favorites are shown and/or sold by the area’s top growers, who are on hand to give plant care advice and share information about their organization.

The Dahlia show will be in the Orthwein Floral Display Hall and the Iris show will be in the Beaumont Room, both in the Ridgway Visitor Center, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both shows are included with Garden admission or membership, and visiting the Garden before noon on Saturday is FREE to St Louis City or County residents.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Flower Festival--May 2 and 3

On May 2 and 3, 2009, Christ Church Cathedral invites you to celebrate and enjoy the 117th annual Flower Festival!

The Cathedral will be filled with flowers and plants—many from Missouri Botanical Garden—in a weekend that features special services, a Saturday afternoon street fair and two concerts. Christ Church Cathedral and Flower Festival are located at 1210 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103. If you would like a poster to print and hand out to friends and coworkers, or to post at your office, click on 2009 Flower Festival Poster.

Here’s the line-up of events:

11 a.m.The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, Eighth Bishop of Olympia—as well as environmental advocate and presenter for The Climate Project—will preach at the Flower Festival Eucharist. Bishop Rickel will challenge us to consider our role in the current economic and environmental climate by “Asking the Right Questions: An Economic Catastrophe Is a Terrible Thing to Waste.”

12:30–4 p.m.There’s fun for everyone at the Street Festival, an array of games, food, music, arts and crafts booths, local vendors. You can even take a tour of the Cathedral and the Bell Tower!

7:30 p.m. The Flower Festival Concert features Collegium Vocale, under the direction of Dr. Bruce Carvell.

8, 9, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Our Festival Eucharist services follow our regular Sunday schedule—but if you missed Bishop Rickel’s sermon on Saturday, the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services provide two more opportunities to hear him.

5 p.m.The Flower Festival Evensong joins the voices of the choir of First Congregational Church–St. Louis (Ronald Hall, Organist and Director of Music) with the voices of the Cathedral Choir, William Partridge, Organist and Choirmaster.