A farewell tribute was held
at Missouri Botanical Garden
on a beautiful summer evening
honoring 40 years of dedicated service
by Dr. Peter Raven
to world conservation and
world class gardens in the St. Louis Region.
Proclaimed "Peter Raven Day on August 6, 2010",
Mayor Slay joined hundreds of friends, scientists
and benefactors thanking him for transforming
the 151 year old "Shaw's Garden" into the
magnificent garden and research facility
it has become today.
Dr. Raven will continue to live in St. Louis
and have an office at the garden.