24th Annual Meeting & Conference - 2018

St. Louis, Missouri

ASBA’s 24th Annual Meeting and Conference takes us to St. Louis, Missouri: a city of history, art, architecture, and home to the Missouri Botanical Garden-one of the world’s top botanical gardens. Founded in 1859, it is the nation's oldest continuously-operating botanical garden and a National Historic Landmark. It offers 79 acres of horticultural displays, including a 14-acre Japanese garden; the Climatron®, the first geodesic dome to be used as a conservatory which houses 1,400 tropical species; the Linnaean House’s camellia, citrus and desert collections; the Temperate House of Mediterranean plants, English Woodland Garden; the Center for Home Gardening; and a variety of internationally-themed and specimen gardens. More than 51,000 plants in the Missouri Botanical Garden’s live collection await you. 
Come early or stay late! 
Take A Pre- and Post-Conference Workshop or tour in and around St. Louis
Two renowned botanical watercolor artists will offer exciting two-day pre-conference workshop opportunities: Margaret Best will teach watercolor basics for beginners as well as for more experienced artists who want to refresh their skills. Martin Allen will teach experienced artists to achieve more accurate color, followed by techniques required to make images look more realistic. Stay for the chance to spend three days with master artist Lizzie Sanders, coming from Scotland to share her celebrated watercolor technique in a post-conference class. 
A city tour of St. Louis planned for Wednesday will include landmarks that make "The Gateway City" a popular tourism destination. Some are well-known, like the 625-foot-high Gateway Arch, Anheuser Busch Brewery, and Clydesdales. Lesser known gems include the world’s largest glass mosaic installation in the Cathedral Basilica, Tiffany glass installations in Union Station’s Grand Hall, and the Art Deco Jewel Box Conservatory in Forest Park. If unwinding on your own in a natural setting appeals to you, Missouri’s natural beauty, with the Ozark National Scenic Riverways National Park, Shaw Nature Reserve, and many unique state parks within a few hours’ drive of the city beckon you to explore. And it will be the midst of Octoberfest, so the area’s many established vineyards and wineries, some dating back to the region’s early French and German settlers, will eagerly welcome you for a tasting.
Click on the Gateway Arch below to view a slide show of St. Louis highlights:
St. Louis, Missouri
October 11 - 13
The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Located next to Plaza Frontenac (famous for its dining, shopping, and entertainment options) The Hilton St. Louis Frontenac provides complimentary airport transportation and free parking. Room rates are $139 per night plus applicable taxes. This rate applies to stays from October 7 through 16, 2018.

For reservations call 1-800-325-7800 and refer to the group, “American Society of Botanical Artists.” For online reservations go to www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/STLFHHF-ASBA-20181007/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Rooms fill up quickly, so make your reservations as soon as possible. Betsy Rogers-Knox has agreed to be our roommate coordinator again this year. Please contact her at brogersknox@gmail.com if you need help finding a roommate.  



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