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Saint Louis - Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Boulevard

Our Mission:

To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.

About Us:

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.


Roger Mudd

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
I you ever want to enjoy a pleasant evening with someone special...I recommend that you try the live jazz in the summer. I smile just thinking about it. There is something peaceful and soothing about hearing those instruments blended with a comfortable breeze, laying on a blanket, enjoying fruit and wine with the one person that can always put a smile on your face. :-) A good life is made up of memories like these.

Kelly Lattanzi

Thursday, March 15, 2018
A beautiful and tranquil spot right in the city. There are so many different spots throughout the gardens that will be of interest to all. The kids garden offers an expansive, interactive play area while the Japanese garden offers an expansive yet intimate area for just relaxing. Bring a good book and enjoy the surroundings. I love everything the gardens offers.

Chris c

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
Wonderful place to visit. Visited over the Christmas season during an event they had called " The Glow". There was all of these Christmas lights up and spread out over all the plants and trees. It was really quite amazing how they did it. It was my first event at the garden that I've been to and I was impressed. No wonder it was so crowded. I recommend checking this place out next time your in the city. Pretty cool place.

Christy Goodwin

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017
Great atmosphere! There were a lot of people there, but the Gardens has a pretty good system in place to keep the flow going. Staff was friendly and helpful. Lights were awesome. My favorite part had to be near the end. Going through the section of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" started out cute, looking for each next "day". The last few were interactive, something children (and us grown up kids) could touch. The last one, the "twelve drummers drumming" had twelve drums for all to play. Neat way to end the journey!

Paul Kronst

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
I really love the Missouri Botanical Garden. It has the best Iris Garden I have ever seen in the world. There are also some nice Chihuly glass ornaments in the garden. The children's play area in the garden is fun. The food is yummy and the restaurant gives you a lot and it's a reasonable price. I highly recommend visiting. The garden has a beautiful Orchid show also. The spring flowers are my favorite.

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Sunday, Apr 29, 2018 at 7:00am
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