The Missouri Botanical Garden Press is the publishing arm of one of the world’s great plant collections and plant research institutions.
The Missouri Botanical Garden Press plays a key role in the Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission to study and share knowledge about plants and their environment. The imprint’s output ranges from the quarterly Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, which has been published since 1914, to monographs that reflect the garden’s global research interests, and to magisterial works such as the 25-volume Flora of China, which describes 30,000 plant species.
The Missouri Botanical Garden was founded by businessman Henry Shaw in St Louis in 1859 - its is still informally known as Shaw’s Garden - and its modern mission is to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life. It is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the United States and designated a National Historic Landmark.