Gift Planning

Why We Give

The Missouri Botanical Garden is honored to be supported amazing friends, donors, and volunteers.

Through the Heritage Society, a number of these special people also choose to support the Garden beyond their lifetimes. Here are some of their inspirational stories.


John and Ann Bieller

A visit to the Missouri Botanical Garden takes you through a variety of landscapes from across the globe—and that’s one of the main things John and Ann Bieller like about it.

Ann Johanson

Ann Johanson is proud to support the Missouri Botanical Garden and continue the legacy of her parents, who were longtime members and supporters as well as avid gardeners and travelers.

Dr. Ralph Olliges

Teachers are often lifelong students, and Dr. Ralph Olliges is no exception. One of the things he loves about the Missouri Botanical Garden is the diverse opportunities to learn.