The Little Known Natural Oasis In Missouri You'll Want To Visit At Least Once
Have you ever walked into a place and felt like you’ve just entered a whole new part of the universe? That’s exactly how you’ll feel when you step into the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. This colorful and unique garden is every photographer’s dream and every visitor’s peaceful escape.
The Missouri Botanical Garden was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw. Today, the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and is considered one of the top three gardens in the world.
The Garden has featured over 6,800 different types of plants for visitors to see and study. If you want to learn more about a specific plant, you can even look it up on the Garden's digital plant database
The 14-acre Japanese Garden portion of the Missouri Botanical Garden tends to be a favorite amongst guests. It was dedicated in 1977 and is one of the largest Japanese gardens in North America.
Inspired by centuries of tradition and Japanese cultural influences, the Japanese Garden features exquisite plantings, waterfalls, beaches, bridges and islands.
The Japense Garden is especially beautiful to see early in the morning, as the fog sits in from a cold night before.
Every detail in the Missouri Botanical Garden is carefully planned and placed, making it truly feel like a fantastical wonderland.
During the colder months, venture inside the Climatron. This 24,000-square-foot dome-shaped structure was named one of the most significant architectural achievements in United States history.
Inside, more than 2,800 plants grow, including 1,400 different tropical species.
Built in 1882, the Linnean House is the oldest continuously operated public greenhouse west of the Mississippi River. Here you will find more sub-tropical plants from around the world, including the beautiful camellia trees.
There's so much to see and do at the Missouri Botanical Garden, you may need another day.
To plan your trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden, visit them at their website by clicking
here. The Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri.
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