A Trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden

My husband and I recently took a trip to St. Louis, Missouri. When we were planning the trip, I came across the botanical gardens and I just knew we had to visit.

We arrived when it opened on a week day, so there were very few people there. While you do have to pay to enter, the prices are not crazy. When you enter you receive a map of the grounds; which is much-needed for a first timer who doesn’t want to miss a thing! Different areas, green houses and buildings were set up for different climates and purposes. For example, there was the Climatron (inside was like stepping into a rainforest!), a home-gardening area with flower trials and vegetable gardens, formal gardens, herb gardens and much more. It was very impressive and enjoyable. The grounds crew and staff were in the process of setting up for ‘Garden Glow,’ the garden’s Christmas light show. (We missed it by about a week!! Argh!) From what I saw though, it is going to be impressive!

Here are a few pictures from around the grounds:

The entrance to the Missouri Botanical Gardens –

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The Linnean House – the oldest continuously operated greenhouse west of the Mississippi River.

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Inside the Climatron – It was like a rainforest!

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Aphelandra – Aphelandra sp. Acanthaceae

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Red powderpuff – Calliandra haematocephala (Fabaceae)

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The Shoenberg Temperate House

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Sweet pitcher plant – Sarracenia rubra subsp. alabamensis (Sarraceniaceae)

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A portion of the home gardening area – demonstrating cold covers.

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A portion of the home gardening area – a greenhouse for home gardeners.

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A portion of the home gardening area – hanging gourds.

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Looking out onto some of the grounds.

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The Climatron and a few of the many sculptures around the grounds.

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Part of the formal gardens –

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As part of the Garden Glow, they brought in Christmas trees and strung lights on them.

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The outside of the Linnean house.

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If you are ever in the St. Louis area, I think the Missouri Botanical Garden is a must see! I hope to go back in the spring!

For more info about the Missouri Botanical Garden, visit: Missouri Botanical Garden

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3 Responses to A Trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden

  1. I really want to go there! Thanks for the post, not I want to more than ever!

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