Missouri Botanical Garden
To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.
Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark.
The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.
For over 154 years, the Garden has been an oasis in the city, a place of beauty and family fun and also a center for education, science, and conservation.
My family and I love the botanical garden! This is one of the few places that you can go that it is ever changing. Beautiful year round but during the growing season it is just awesome! It seems like we find a new place every time we go. We are festival members and with that we get to go to all the different events for free throughout the year. (There are some restrictions but it is pretty much everything! ) Now that they have added the garden glow you even get an awesome light show in the cold months! Overall love this place, can't wait to go back everyone we leave!
Teresa Lynn Stauffer-Gasperson-Presser
Awesome and enjoyable. Its nice to just walk at a leisurely pace in every kind of garden you can think of. A nice place to learn about different aspects of plant life, to bring the family to and learn respect for mother nature's beauty from around the globe, or just to escape and find peace in a garden. Weather, it's alone time to escape or a romantic stroll hand in hand or an adventure for the whole family, open year round from the beginnings of spring to full bloom of summer to the hibernation of fall and the lights of Christmas in the winter, this is a much needed adventure for any nature lover at heart.
Great place in general. Good for all group sizes and ages. Memberships are definitely worth it to go more than a time or two in a year. The variety of special exhibits and such add a lot and keep visiting in all seasons interesting. The children's garden in the warmer months is fantastic as is the learning center next door.
Went to the Garden Glow and it was so worth it! We took my 4 year old niece and she had a blast! There were fire pits and games and so many photo opportunities. The place was simply magical. We had hot chocolate and Smores and then some more hot chocolate! We will def be visiting again. Great date night idea, too!
The botanical gardens in st Louis is such an amazing, large wonderful place. In comparison to the Denver botanical gardens, this place seems so much more worth the visit and the money. The gardens does so much for plants and species research while also doing amazing programs to support specific and general education. The plants are wonderful and the walk around the gardens is a meditative and relaxing experience.