Gateway to the Garden

To amplify our leadership as stewards of the planet and to continue meeting visitors’ growing thirst for inspiration and education, the Missouri Botanical Garden is undertaking the largest endeavor in our history: Gateway to the Garden. The Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center is the centerpiece of the Gateway to the Garden campaign.

"The Gateway to the Garden campaign will create a treasure for St. Louis, allowing us to advance our role as a global leader in plant science and as an important cultural institution for the region and the nation.”

Transforming the Visitor Experience

Building for the future

Scheduled for grand opening in late summer 2022, the Taylor Visitor Center and the Gateway to the Garden campaign will transform the way visitors experience the Garden, planting the seeds for growth and discovery for decades to come.

A universal design welcomes visitors of all abilities. Wide pathways, improved wayfinding elements, zero-threshold doorways, and other accessibility elements have been incorporated throughout.

In keeping with our conservation and sustainability mission, the project will be certified LEED Gold.

Gateway to the Garden Campaign

Be a part of the transformation

An exciting future is just ahead. Through Gateway to the Garden—the most ambitious project in our history—we usher in a new era that will transform every visit and embody our mission to create meaningful experiences that inspire a love of plants and a passion to protect them.

The stunning Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center—centerpiece of the campaign—along with new and reimagined indoor and outdoor gardens, an elegant, state-of-the-art event center, sustainable technology, and accessible design, will educate, entertain, and engage visitors for generations to come.

Rendering of visitors waiting at new Tram Stop

A new era begins at the Garden, and you are invited to be a part of it!

Gateway to the Garden will create a bold new entry experience that immediately and deeply connects visitors with the Garden’s mission, expands our scientific and educational impact, and offers facilities to accommodate visitors, conferences, and special events.

This $100 million campaign is being funded entirely through private donations with leadership gifts from many generous Garden supporters.

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Contact (314) 577-5173

Watch the transformation

The Garden Awaits

Visit today! The Missouri Botanical Garden is open throughout construction. Come see what’s growing now.
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