About the Garden

The mission of the Mizzou Botanic Garden is to support the University of Missouri in the areas of education, research, extension, and economic development. To this end, the Garden is to serve as a public resource providing educational opportunities through the collections, display, interpretation and conservation of plants suited to central Missouri in a manner which inspires, educates and delights visitors of all ages.

For those of you who have not been to campus lately or are first time visitors, our garden is the MU campus. We have turned our environment into an exceptional and beautiful learning opportunity for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

We hope you will visit often as the garden changes with each season and grows with each passing year.

News & Information

Ceremony dedicates Legacy Oaks planted in observance of Missouri bicentennial

Two of Mizzou Botanic Garden’s (MUBG) Legacy Oaks took their place in history on the south lawn of the Missouri State Capitol on August 10 as part of the state’s bicentennial celebration.


Rock star of birding world to give Jacquelyn K. Jones Lecture Oct. 15

Bird man Noah Stryker is scheduled to present “Birding Without Borders: An Epic World Big Year”, featuring humorous and inspiring stories and slides detailing his 365-day adventure during which he traveled to 41 countries and documented more than half of all of the world’s bird species.


Tribute Tree dedication honors life and legacy of journalism ethics scholar

Fran Lambeth celebrated the life and accomplishments of her husband of 40 years, ethics scholar Ed Lambeth, with a Mizzou Botanic Garden Tribute Tree at an on-campus memorial service in his honor on July 24, 2021.


MU advancement director advances to retirement

After a satisfying 20-year career in advancement at MU and a year like no other, advancement director Tim McLaughlin considered his options and made the decision to step away from his position. A job he took for the stability it offered turned out to be so much more.


MUBG scavenger hunt developed for MU staff activity; available online

MUBG partnered with Mizzou’s Staff Advisory Council to develop a scavenger hunt leading seekers through its 18 Gardens of Interest on campus. The interactive pdf is now available online for others looking for a little challenge with a walk-through campus.


Campus community garden builds on success

Garden Manager Daniel Yuhasz reports that in the summer of 2021, the George Washington Carver community garden project’s Henry Kirklin Community Garden has doubled its participation and is thriving.


Pat and Sandy Hiatte make transformative MUBG gift commitment

A $5 million estate gift from MU Alumni Pat and Sandy Hiatte of New Bloomfield, Mo., will be split equally by Mizzou Botanic Garden (MUBG) and the School of Journalism. This generous gift is the largest ever committed to MUBG in the campus garden’s 22 years of existence.


Join Friends of the Mizzou Botanic Garden and in addition to other benefits, you can visit 330 gardens throughout North America for free.