Franklin Ayala (Iquitos, Peru), Chen Jia-rui (Beijing, China), Mireya Correa (Panama City, Panama), Jorge V. Crisci (La Plata, Argentina), Luis Diego Gómez (San Vito, Costa Rica), Enrique Rentería (Medellín, Colombia), Mario Sousa (Mexico City, Mexico), Armen Takhtajan (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Wu Pan-cheng (Beijing, China) have been appointed Honorary Curators at MO in recognition of their longstanding cooperation with us.
In 1999, the latest year for which there are complete statistics, 581 visiting scientists from the U.S. and 507 from abroad came to the Garden to consult its herbarium and library collections. The International Botanical Congress, which was held in St. Louis in August 1999, brought more visitors than usual to the Garden. Many visitors stay at the Trelease House or Anderson House, the Garden's guesthouses, during their time here. The individual apartments in the guesthouses are large, comfortable, completely furnished, and have kitchen facilities. The guesthouses are named in honor of William Trelease and Edgar Anderson, former directors of the Garden. Brenda Sneed manages both guesthouses with the assistance of Barbara Strebler. Please contact Brenda by telephone (314-577-9576), fax (314-577-0830), or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for reservation information and availability.
Herbarium staff members also conduct tours of the herbarium for diverse groups by special request. In 1999, more than 660 persons toured the MO facilities.