Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis

4.8
#2 of 275 in Parks in Missouri
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
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. Plan to visit Missouri Botanical Garden during your Saint Louis vacation using our convenient Saint Louis trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • What an amazing place! COVID-19 safety practices in place from the moment of entry: masks, one-way entrance through a couple buildings to get out into the gardens, social distancing. Chihuly fans...  more »
  • This was a great activity for our social distancing vacation. Even with a few areas of the park closed, it was still an enjoyable and beautiful activity.  more »
  • A couple of years ago I noticed a tree climbing activity included in the MBG classes. We tried to sign up for a couple of years, but the program was always sold out. In 2020, we were finally...  more »
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  • I have been to MANY botanical gardens - the Missouri Botanical Garden was by far my absolute favorite! First off, the staff (Mike at the front desk especially) are very helpful and friendly! The gardens have so much to offer and I love how well all of the plants are marked - a big pet peeve of mine. There are lots of great activities for kids. A good portion of the pathways are shaded. The history here is very rich and the museums in the gardens are very informative. Can’t wait to go back!
  • A Missouri gem. The flora here is perfectly maintained, and the surrounding environment can't be missed. Plenty of glass art is tastefully placed all throughout the park. The dome is obviously a stand-out with many plants I've never seen before. If you're in St Louis, don't miss out on the walk you can have here. It's one of a kind, and much larger than you think.
  • Went to the Japanese Festival on August 31. The festival is always one of my favorite events every year. It’s always a fun time learning and experiencing Japanese culture, art, food, and music. This year I had the opportunity to walk around the garden more. It’s always so surreal how beautiful some of the greenery can be. It was very relaxing to enjoy nature in a environment that’s caters to every plant, tree or flower.
  • One of St. Louis’s must see jewels. You could spend a whole day walking around the gardens. The children’s garden is an amazing playground with many interactive places to play and things to do. The Japanese garden is well manicured and beautiful with the ponds, trees and flowers. The kids loved feeding the huge fish. The indoor climate controlled gardens are great as well.
  • This place is wonderful. If you love nature or plants it all, it's an amazing place to go. All summer long, they have a concert series where in the evenings on Wednesdays, they allow free entry to the gardens and have a jazz/music festival. You can bring food and wine and just hang out for a few hours. It really is wonderful I would recommend it to anyone in the area.

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