Plants and People: The Collections of the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Gardens (MBG), one of the top botanical gardens in the world, is giving visitors and travelers at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) a unique view into the special connection people have had with plants throughout history. The Plants and People: The Collections of the Missouri Botanical Garden exhibition aims to tell the unique story the Garden’s work in research, conservation, and environmental stewardship through their partnerships with botanists and organizations throughout the world.

The artifacts in this collection represent the interchange between plants and people, and can range from plant-based medicine to tools, household items, textiles, baskets, weapons, clothing, and decorative objects. These artifacts aim to remind viewers of that connection with plants and understand how their current life interacts with nature

Plants and People: The Collections of the Missouri Botanical Garden is on display through November 10, 2019.


Rendered Designs by Enda Patterson-Petty

Using the materials and fabric from old clothing and other items, East St. Louis artist Edna Patterson-Petty creates art quilts and paintings that bring her imagination to life. Rendered Designs delicately engages viewers with their curiosity and their own imaginations.

The intricate detail of Patterson-Petty’s quilts is only apparent through keen observation. Her art quilts tease the mind, with eyes floating from one section of the quilt to the next, as if reading a book. Using upcycled fabric, beads, buttons, and paint, Patterson-Petty’s quilts take on a life of their own. Unconventional shapes, detailed needlework, and fabric texture all play a role in making Rendered Designs unique and eye-catching.

Redered Designs is on display through November 11, 2019.