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Oct. 26 – Nov. 9, 1902

Phipps’ 1902 chrysanthemum show coincided with the debut of the Desert Room or Cacti House, said at the time to boast “one of the finest collections of cacti ever shown east of the Missouri River” and featuring specimens contributed by Missouri Botanical Garden Superintendent James Gurney.

Fall Flower Show 1902

Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection