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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.


Christy Goodwin

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Great atmosphere! During the Garden Glow 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!

Donald Nicodemus

Saturday, July 7, 2018
I took my wife and daughter here. I am not much of a plant or flower guy, but I have to say I was really impressed with the beauty of this place. Everything is labeled of where it originated from and what it is, the ponds and fountains were so beautiful! So many great picture opportunities! Well worth the $12 admission price. If we’re ever in the area again we will definitely come back!

Ana Wallace

Thursday, July 5, 2018
First time in St. Louis and the botanical garden was on my list to visit. I loved it! It was a super hot day and the map makes the place look impossible to see everything but it was worth it! I loved that there was a AAA discount, even so the tickets are reasonable priced. It was pretty busy even after just opening so I suggest going early to make sure you get a parking spot!

Marcy Livingston

Monday, June 4, 2018
My favorite place in St. Louis! Love going early in the morning and strolling around with my kiddos. The children’s garden is fantastic, however I’ve been going here since I was a kid, and didn’t need a separate children’s garden. The whole place is magical so the children’s garden is a bonus! We love feeding the fish in the Japanese garden and bringing a swimsuit to run through the fountains on a hot day! Sassafras also has wonderful food!

Florence LaFortier

Monday, May 28, 2018
This place is the original botanical garden, and they have a tour that tells you all about it! It's very affordable and enjoyable, and you can get off and on again at any stop until the end of the tour. The gardens are also massive, and there is always something beautiful and new to see. I've been several times, and I always go to see a different part of the garden. I would recommend this as a weekend trip to anyone who loves landscaping and/or gardening and flowers. They even have a little place where you can ask garden experts about your own gardens or plants that need some help. They're very knowledgeable and give great advice. They also have lots of pamphlets you can take with you. It does get very hot in the spring/summer time tho, so I would be sure to wear lots of sunscreen and breathable clothing as well as hats. Also, they sell lots of plants and other cool garden themed items in the gift shop, and they have 2 places to eat at as well (hours are on the website). All in all, this is an amazing and beautiful place, and I take my mother to visit every mother's day weekend.

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