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Shelter Gardens

1817 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203-1107
+1 573-214-4595
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wonderful place

great outdoor place to enjoy as a couple, a family or as alone time. The beautiful flowers, trees... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Salem, United States
Shelter Gardens is a must for plant lovers!

Located not far from the mall, this garden is free and gorgeous! Bring your camera for some close... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janet B
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1817 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203-1107
+1 573-214-4595
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 9 October 2017

If you are a visitor to Columbia, this is a must see. Shelter Gardens is a tiny utopia behind a large corporate headquarters. Well maintained and beautifully planted, with meandering paths and quiet benches.

Thank lawmom4
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Neat little fenced park on Shelter Insurance property is packed with trees, bushes, flowers and other interesting plants. It also has relaxing water features and a little school house. This is a great place to bring Grandma and Grandpa or the little ones for an...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed walking around this beautiful garden & glad to hear it's ok for dog walking. Definitely will return.

Thank Mumzie9196
Reviewed 30 August 2017

The gardens are well manicured and very well maintained. Took a nice little walk and had our brown bag lunch at one of the tables, enjoying the peaceful scenery.

Thank debbiemb8
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This place is small but a pleasure to walk around in. The flowers, plants, trees, and little waterfalls are beautiful. Lots of places to sit and relax and enjoy the sounds of nature. I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because the water...More

Thank Mur_Js
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful little oasis! Walkways, amazing flower and plant gardens, fountains, waterfall, little almost hidden statues. Truly a lovely place. We spent about an hour and a half wandering around and really enjoyed it. Was pleased to see all types and ages of people...More

Thank Mom2Rocky
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Stopped by for a short visit on the way to someplace else. Easily walked in 1/2 hour but could probably spend an afternoon enjoying the garden. Koi pond and restored one-room school house were the highlights for me.

Thank wlb01
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Dan S
17 June 2017|
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Response from zoolove789 | Reviewed this property |
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12 September 2015|
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Response from 2Tigermom | Reviewed this property |
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