Resources and Links

Below are links to various garden resources, organizations and other sites of interest.

“To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life”
mission of the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw. Today, 156 years after opening, the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display — widely considered one of the top three botanical gardens in the world.

Stream Teams are people with an interest and a passion for  Missouri streams. Exploring the Stream Team website will show you how citizens have adopted a stream, volunteered their own time and effort to improve it, and have banded together with other Stream Teams to help improve Missouri's  110,000 miles of streams.

Powell Gardens is a uniquely Kansas City garden that offers much to explore and discover.

Often, there are no sharp dividing lines between trees, shrubs and woody vines, and between woody and nonwoody plants. It is helpful to learn some basic terms.