Tower Grove House, the country home of 19th-century St. Louis merchant Henry Shaw, was built in 1849 on the grounds of his ... More
Tower Grove House
Tower Grove House, the country home of 19th-century St. Louis merchant Henry Shaw, was built in 1849 on the grounds of his estate, which by 1857 he would open to the public as the Missouri Botanical Garden . The house itself, an Italianate villa with a marvelous spice garden and maze in the rear, has the type of lavish Victorian decor you might expect from such a wealthy, successful businessman. Though the house is one of the garden's most interesting features, most visitors pass it by. Also, be sure not to miss Shaw's mausoleum in the ivy-covered grounds in front of the house.
Take the tour of the house and get a glimpse of history of the 1800's and the owner (Henry Shaw)who donated the land that eventually became the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Surrounding the house are the Victorian and Herb Gardens and a short distance away is a secret maze garden. An enlightening and beautiful escape if you like history and gardens! Kids love the maze!
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