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Missouri Botanical Garden

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Address: 4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110
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+1 314-577-9400
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The Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis was founded in 1859 by Henry...

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.

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I've been coming here since I was a kid. I have a membership now. This is a beautiful garden. I proposed to my wife here. It's a large space to plan in advance. The gift shop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Overland, Missouri, United States
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Overland, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been coming here since I was a kid. I have a membership now. This is a beautiful garden. I proposed to my wife here. It's a large space to plan in advance. The gift shop always has neat things, check out the back left corner for the clearance finds. They routinely have plant sales. They have various festivals here... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Living in Los Angeles, where you can grow most anything, the botanical garden in St. Louis, which happens to be my home town, was a disappointment. It does not compare to the arboretum in Los Angeles. It was something to do for the afternoon, but nothing exceptional. I am spoiled by our great abundance of growth here in southern California.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hit the Garden Glow again this year, and it was improved and fun! Colorful lights all over, hot cocoa and hot drinks (spiked and not) all over, with snacks too, a wide variety of light dispalys and types. Mesmerizing forests of tree lights, round lights, moving lights, mazes. The Climatron looked like a giant spaceship reflected against the water features,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have an annual membership to the botanical garden. It is really pretty It is better to visit in spring, summer and fall because then you will see lots of things blooming. The winter in St. Louis is pretty dead except for Garden Glow or the small indoor train show Both of these holiday events are certainly worth going to.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love coming to Missouri Botanical Gardens...bring your camera for the best pictures of the shaw gardens. Beautiful flowers & plants to enjoy at your leasure.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can walk the paths, or ride the tram, but either way you will see a most beautiful garden, kept clean and updated. In the winter you can see the Garden Glow with millions of lights. There is a fun childrens area. There is a fee for all of this, but there are actually free entry times. Check their website.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Gardens at Christmas time. They had some indoor exhibits that we wanted to see. We enjoyed the "train" displays very much. It was mild enough that day to even walk the grounds. A peaceful, quiet and relaxing place.

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Thank Missileer91
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't have a strong knowledge in botany but I have always enjoyed taking a walk or a hike in beautiful natural surroundings. When you stroll through this magnificent garden there is a surprise awaiting for you at every turn. It is truly beautiful at every season. I particularly love the Glow during the holidays. It is so magical to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun to walk around the gardens and see all the different vegitation. Requires lots of walking. Skip it if you don't like looking at plants but go if you enjoy gardening, flowers, or scenic views with vegitation

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Cary, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Missouri Botanical Gardens are an oasis of peace and calm. Even in the dead of winter one can find fragrant blossoms to enjoy. Whether your visit takes you to the Japanese garden or into the amazing Climatron, there are interesting views and many species of trees, perennials and sculptures. This is an ever changing scene for all the seasons... More 

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