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A community gift

Located on the campus of Shelter Insurance Home office this beautifully tended to garden is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Columbia, Missouri
Beautiful Gardens close to home

Shelter Garden's is a well maintained garden of flowers and beautifully landscaped. I have used the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fulton, Missouri
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1817 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203-1107
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the campus of Shelter Insurance Home office this beautifully tended to garden is a community icon. Free to the public, one can enjoy the beauty and serenity of this unique garden. It is set up in thematic sections including a schoolhouse.. If you...More

Thank Linhar11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shelter Garden's is a well maintained garden of flowers and beautifully landscaped. I have used the Garden's for many photo sessions and several friends have had weddings here. Take a walk through and you will love it. Totally free to visit.

Thank dlucia1956
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Way better than you would think since it was in the middle of the city. They have a small waterfall that runs into a pond stocked with coy fish. Paths lead you along areas of trees, bushes, flowers and everything is marked so you know...More

Thank skipsaundra
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Quiet beautiful free park like garden. Perfect activity with our autistic daughter! They have a number of surprising and beautiful trees and plants. Very well kept.

1  Thank 70K1M
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

An island of well tended green space where locals enjoy concerts, weddings, and just family or personal time. Local plantings of trees, native plants, and varietals delight in all seasons. Kudos to local insurance company Shelter for providing this site for our enjoyment.

1  Thank Greg G
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

A great garden to walk through and there is always something to see year round. It is open daily from 8am to dusk.

Thank fern1615
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Try visiting during the mild months and it'll be much more enjoyable. The greenery is amazing and ideal for a picnic on a spring day.

Thank HortDude
Reviewed 9 November 2017

great outdoor place to enjoy as a couple, a family or as alone time. The beautiful flowers, trees, and grounds are always well taken care of by garden staff.

Thank 341joycej
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Located not far from the mall, this garden is free and gorgeous! Bring your camera for some close ups of old favorite flowers, plants and trees! Walk or it is wheelchair friendly as well! The kids love the restored old schoolhouse! Something is in bloom...More

1  Thank Janet B
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A nice place to relax and spend an hour or so. Several ponds and a small waterfall. Koi in the ponds. A very peaceful place to unwind in a bustling university city. Some senior citizen come here to walk the paths for exercise. There is...More

Thank Dennis S
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Depending on whether severe weather conditions come early, the area is always very nice for a pleasant stroll. Most flowering plants will not be blooming but there are some evergreen areas. Perhaps this would not be a good... More