History of State's Botanical Garden Chronicled

Local author Todd E. Styles pens new book on this Missouri landmark through vintage images.
Oct. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Missouri Botanical Garden from local author Todd E. Styles. The foreword is written by the Missouri Botanical Garden president, Peter Wyse Jackson. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by.

One of St. Louis’s premier cultural institutions, the Missouri Botanical Garden has grown from the dream of businessman and philanthropist Henry Shaw to a National Historic Landmark and world-renowned center for science, conservation, education, and horticultural display. Enlisting the help of some of the most famous botanists of his time, Shaw planted and opened the garden to the public in 1859.

The photographs in this book chronicle the dynamic history of the Missouri Botanical Garden and the men and women who have continued Shaw’s legacy for over 150 years.

Highlights of Missouri Botanical Garden:
•   Henry Shaw’s vision
•   New century, new challenges
•   Renaissance

Author Todd E. Styles is a Missouri Botanical Garden volunteer and freelance writer and editor in the St. Louis area. He holds an MFA from the University of Florida. Peter Wyse Jackson is current president of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann professor of botany at Washington University.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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