5 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Missouri!

Welcome to the amazing botanical gardens & arboretums of Missouri! Marvel at the diversity of amazing plants and outdoor attractions in some of the best gardens the state has to offer. Whether you're looking to explore lush landscapes, learn about plants, or simply enjoy the natural beauty of the outdoors, you will find something to love at these five fantastic venues.

Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis, MO

Founded by philanthropist Henry Shaw in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the United States. Spread out over 79 acres, the garden contains many beautiful displays of flora from around the world, including the Climatron, a large geodesic dome greenhouse. Explore the many galleries and museums, and learn about the history of Shaw's Garden through guided tours and classes.

Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, Springfield, MO

The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center provides visitors 114 acres of exquisite gardens, filled with vibrant and diverse plants. From hostas and daylilies to roses and ornamental grasses, you will find a wide variety of plants on the grounds. Learn about different species through educational demonstrations and explore the Winghaven Butterfly House, a favorite among guests.

Powell Gardens, Kansas City's Botanical Garden, Kingsville, MO

Explore 970 acres of lush gardens, spectacular landscapes, and unique displays at Powell Gardens. This iconic Kansas City attraction features 6,000 plant varieties and over 225,000 plants in seasonal displays. Learn about sustainable gardening and explore the extensive trails and outdoor exhibits. The Powell Gardens also hosts many events throughout the year, so be sure to check their website to find the best way to visit the gardens.

Hosta Garden, Springfield, MO

The Hosta Garden in Springfield is home to a multitude of hosta varieties, expertly grown and maintained by the Friends of the Garden and the Greater Springfield Hosta Society. Spend some time exploring the gardens and discovering the wide variety of hostas and other native plants.

Shelter Gardens, Columbia, MO

The Shelter Gardens in Columbia is a beautiful spot to explore. It is spread out over five acres featuring over 300 trees and shrubs and 15,000 annuals and perennials. Open since 1988, visitors will find something beautiful any time of year, during the blossoming of spring, the heat of summer, the changing of the fall leaves, or the serenity of the winter landscape. Pause in the tranquil gardens and admire the beauty of the natural world right in the middle of Missouri.

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