About Us

Transplant Greenhouse

The Green Center is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1998 for the primary purpose of providing a natural laboratory and cultural gathering place for members of the St. Louis community and surrounding region.

Believing that the best organizations unite members of the community in collaborative, cooperative efforts, our volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of St. Louis area leaders, governs The Green Center. The Board sets the policy of the Center, which is implemented by staff members.

We emphasize the arts by hosting nature-related art exhibits which are open to the public throughout the year on select days of the week at our headquarters' building.

Native propagated plants hardening-off in the cold frame outside

Our new programs are provided in conjunction with our ongoing efforts to restore native Missouri habitat. Our Prairie,Wetland and Ruth Park Woods are thriving ecosystems that provide much needed habitat for indigenous and migrating species and outdoor classrooms where children and adults can explore the Missouri landscape as it existed prior to westward expansion.

We are increasing our efforts to propagate native Missouri plants for re-introduction into our Prairie, Wetland and Woods.

To support our propagation and restoration efforts, we have installed a greenhouse at our headquarters' building. Now completed, the greenhouse will provide a year-round growing environment and all-season laboratory for horticultural studies.

Most of Our Efforts Could Not Be Implemented Without Our Volunteers

Over 50% of our programs are managed by our volunteers.  Their efforts and dedication make our existence possible!