Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis
Categories: Gardens, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
One of the oldest botanical institutions in the United States, Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark. Explore its 32 hectares (79 acres) of plant displays, and savor the peace of this city oasis. Stroll through the serene Japanese garden, one of the largest of its kind in North America, and relax among waterfalls, small beaches, and Asian flowers. In the Climatron, a large geodesic dome, discover a tropical rainforest and an aquarium of exotic fish. Hop aboard the garden's tram to take in the sights from a different vantage point. This 25 to 30 minute tour reveals more about the different plants, sculptures, and buildings. Picnics are not permitted; instead, you can visit any of several on-site cafes. Add Missouri Botanical Garden and other attractions to your Saint Louis trip itinerary using our Saint Louis vacation planner.
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Great and old garden. They have many different types of plants and flowers. Enjoyed walking the grounds and taking pictures. You'll enjoy the secluded and open spots. Lots of places to sit and contemp... read more »
We could have spent all day here and still not see enough! The grounds are simply gorgeous and beautifully maintained. The gem way in the back was the Shaw House tour, with friendly and informative do... read more »
Even though we where there in the fall there was still so much to see and do. Loved that they had lots of things for the kids to do and see. Easy to walk around all the paths and plenty of places to s... read more »
A huge garden with a ton of cool things to see. It is definitely not just plants. There's a labyrinth, a cool grave, a Japanese garden with a koi feeding area, and awesome glass art all over. This place is a great place to play Pokemon Go, as well! There are some bathrooms, water fountains, and drink vending machines around. The vending machines are cash-only.
If I lived here, I'd come often. Even if you're not into "flowers", the setting is peaceful, tranquil, serene. Give it a chance you'll enjoy it. Bring a book, or headphones, & enjoy your surroundings. Brunch was excellent. Bring an appetite & your table manners.
This place is amazing!!! I went with a group of college freshmen during the Japanese Festival, and we had a bit trepidation about how much the students would enjoy this stop on our trip. I wasn't surprised AFTER our stop here, however, that they all rated it their number one for the trip!! The grounds are immaculately maintained, and there are plenty of places to stop and soak-in the beauty, meditate, write, etc. Kids seemed equally as enthralled as adults and the elderly. One note, the gardens are quite sprawling, so make sure to bring appropriate traveling apparatuses (canes, wheelchairs, strollers, etc.) where appropriate!
Part of the reason that I am a city dweller is the awesome perks that come with it. The botanical garden is definitely one of them. Going on a wednesday or sunday(not sure if its that day) is free for city residents. Its nice to walk around and see all the plants. It is also a pretty good source of information with an area devoted to home gardens. Their is a huge geodesic dome that is pretty awesome, too. If you are lucky you can spot a gecko.
I really love the Botanical Garden. There are so many different gardens to see. All of the beautiful flowers and trees and shrubs. One of my favorite parts of the garden is the Climatron. The Climatron is a big dome shaped greenhouse filled with tropical plants. Love walking through it or just hanging out in there. I also highly recommend the children's garden. Lots of fun.
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