A walk through any quilt show will confirm the natural union of quilters and gardeners. Many of our quilts document our love of nature, and to give recognition to that relationship, the BTQG 2016 quilt show will include an exhibit and a special presentation by Peter Millier, Director of Mizzou Botanic Garden. At MU since 2005, Millier has an undergraduate degree in Plant Science and a graduate degree in Public Administration. He has worked in horticulture for over 40 years.
The Mizzou Botanic Garden, established in 1999 as part of the University of Missouri's beautification efforts, has become a living musem with thousands of plants displayed amongst famous icons such as Thomas Jefferson's original grave marker and the Columns of Academic Hall. The garden consists of more than 6, 000 trees and 650 varieties of plants on the 735 developed acres across central campus.
The Mizzou Botanic Garden is open year-round and is free to the public.