The Missouri Botanical Garden
It’s hard to mention all of the places in the St Louis Metro area that make our area such a pleasant place to live and raise a family. The Missouri Botanical Garden is definitely in the top ten.
The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw. Today, the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display – widely considered one of the top three botanical gardens in the world. It features 79 acres of horticultural displays, including indoor conservatories and demonstration, formal and international gardens.
This is a photo of 1000 Cranes in front of the Climatron during the Origami in the Garden event at the Botanical Garden this summer.
The Travel Channel ranks the Missouri Botanical Garden as number one in their top ten botanical gardens in the United States. Thrillist also ranks it as number one in their list of sixteen of the most gorgeous botanical gardens. This is not to ignore the many family events and attractions at the garden that families are able to enjoy.
In addition to its beauty and events, researchers at the garden are active in climate change and conservation. They are deeply involved in climate change issues including the effects on, adaptations of, and mitigations by plants and the people who manage and depend upon them.
Checking out the Missouri Botanical website keeps you informed on Things to do for you and the family. I went to last year’s Origami in the Garden exhibition and can only say it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with my friends.
The Garden is open Tuesdays–Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.). St. Louis City/County residents enjoy free Garden admission Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7–11 a.m. Proof of residence required. Not valid for special events or festival weekends.