The new botanical garden visitor center, Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center will have the construction of the new $100 million that continues at Missouri Botanical Garden. It will work on the main entrance set to be completing by late Summer. Moreover, the entire project that includes three phases is going to be finishing by the Winter.
Botanical Garden Visitor Center – Diversity of World’s Plants
“Moreover, we are really excited to complete and open the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center in 2022,” MoBot President Peter Wyse Jackson. Jackson said this in a statement. “Also, it will not only transform the services and experiences for visitors to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Moreover, it will greatly enhance all we do to present the incredible diversity of the world’s plants for all to see. In fact, this will be a wonderful new facility for St. Louis. Plus an important contribution to the continued regeneration of our community.”
In October 2019, the $100 million projects was announcing. In February 2020, the construction did kick-off. Also, the project is being funding completely by private donations through MoBot’s Gateway to the Garden campaign. It has to date raised $96 million. Also, the largest donations have indeed come from 24 local corporations, officials said.
Botanical Garden Visitor Center – Several New Amenities
Moreover, there are several new amenities at the 90,000-square-foot visitor center. These include the Emerson Conservatory, Sassafras Cafe, a new gift shop, the William T. Kemper Lobby, the Lelia J. and David N. Farr Auditorium, and the Bayer Event Center.
The Emerson Conservatory is going to feature a permanent display and collection of Mediterranean plants. Also hosting seasonal floral shows. In fact, the officials did say this is the “first dedicated floral conservatory and display hall constructed on Garden grounds since 1915.”
The Sassafras Cafe is going to offer both expanded indoor and outdoor seating with panoramic views of the Garden. The new garden gift shop will be twice the size of the previous shop. In addition, the Emerson Conservatory will feature a seasonal outdoor plant shop.
Plus, the William T. Kemper Lobby has a ceiling structure made of glass to let in natural light. Plus, the design elements will include zinc wall panels, terrazzo flooring with inlaid brass leaves of native trees, and a custom biophilic scrim.
Therefore, the Lelia J. and David N. Farr Auditorium are going to have a community meeting and classroom space.
There are a wide variety of community events like educational forums and conferences. The new Bayer Event Center will host them.