A garden lover's paradise, Missouri Botanical Garden, a 79-acre collection of gardens has something for everyone, ... More
Missouri Botanical Garden
A garden lover's paradise, Missouri Botanical Garden, a 79-acre collection of gardens has something for everyone, including a fragrance garden for the visually impaired. The Kemper Center has more than 20 gardens set to various themes, including the Japanese Garden and Chinese Garden, which offer a tranquil getaway from the urban hustle and bustle. A tropical rain forest also grows in this Midwestern city in an indoor garden spot, the Climatron, a glass geodesic dome through which you can stroll even when there is snow outside.
There are lots of types of gardens, such as Japanese gardens, English Gardens, and more here. It is also a good place to spend the day there. Also, there are fountains. There are Coke machines throughout the park and they are inexpensive. I should come back when it is warm the next time I am in St. Louis.
Don't waste your time in St. Louis going to the Garden. It's a big rip-off. Gift shop prices are too high. Restaurant had terrible food and again, higher than other St. Louis prices. Workers were rude. I've seen better gardens in many places. There is nothing unique about the garden. It's like paying to walk through your neighbor's back yard. If you go in the summer the humidity will kill you. Save your money for a botanical garden somewhere else, like Seattle.
My family went to the Missouri Botanical gardens the weekend of 8/5/06 and was thoroughly enchanted. The gardens were great on their own, but the glass exhibition there till October was breathtaking. The seamless combination of beautiful plants, environment and exquisit glass pieces was unbelievable. We took our 8 and 9 year old and they loved it to.
The only downside was the cost of admissions, for a family of four, we spent over $40 to get in, see the glass exhibit and get the kids into the play area. However, still worth the visit.
This was our first time visiting the Missouri Botanical Gardens & it was fantastic! As a plant lover, I couldn't get enough of the flowers and the scenery; however, for those not as excited at looking at plants, it's definitely worth going to check out the Dale Chihuly Blown Glass exhibit. His work is so unique and each of his pieces are beautiful complements to each the different the gardens.
Highlights: The Climatron-- Don't miss Chihuly's pieces hiddin within it. For the Kids, there is a brand new Children's Garden where the kids can get interactive with the plants & the envirnoment. The Natural Garden was fantastic-- hours of fun for those who enjoy searching for native plants. If you're looking for beautiful landscape views, head straight for the Japanese Gardens and take in the scenery.
To All of the Plant Lovers out there, you must visit the Missouri Botanical Garden while you're in town! It is sure to be a highlight of your visit to STL.
Oh! And don't forget your camera!
MO Botanical Garden is a definite must see. One of the top rated gardens in the US, they currently are hosting a Chihuly glass exhibit within the garden that makes a good outing even better. Lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes....
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