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Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2291
+1 314-577-5100
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Not the Right Time of Year

I should have known November was not the time to tour the Botanical Gardens. Gardens were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Pure Magic (except for the Monsanto presence)

You will NOT want to miss the gardens!!! Gorgeous, massive, and fun to explore if you're a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Natalie G
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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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“lantern festival” (197 reviews)
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4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2291
+1 314-577-5100
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I should have known November was not the time to tour the Botanical Gardens. Gardens were winterized and fountains drained. However, the Climatron with a tropical garden was interesting as were some of the historical buildings. The food in the cafe was delicious with friendly...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You will NOT want to miss the gardens!!! Gorgeous, massive, and fun to explore if you're a naturalist, photographer, walker, meditator, or artist. Many snapshots taken here. I would recommend going with plenty of time! There is a cafe here and lots of parking. I...More

1  Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to St.Louis, I had the opportunity to visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens for a short while. I was not disappointed. Beautiful gardens (even in September), on a 70+ acre property, leaves the visitor with many wonderful memories. Wide variety of flora...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live near St Louis and visited this garden at least 4 times a year. In spring the woodland garden is a show stopper (around mothers day), in fall the Japanese Garden is gorgeous (1st part of November). It is beautiful any time...More

Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best botanical gardens in the country, if not worldwide. It's Japanese garden is spectacular, and it is one of the oldest. Lots of classes, tours, activities constantly. Very inexpensive, and free to members. I visit at least 4-5 times a...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a beautiful botanical garden right here in St Louis! I've been to many around the country and the only other one I like almost this much is in Birmingham Alabama.

Thank phoyle18
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard not to spend a lot of time in this beautiful place. It's a "must-do" for out of town guests. Always check the festival schedule too.

Thank Zuzu S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expansive garden, set in the middle of the city. The Japanese Garden is amazing, with many shrines throughout. The English garden has a little bench tucked away inside a gazebo, perfect for just relaxing. Highly recommend.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful place to walk around. Amazing collections of plant families, all neatly labeled. I wish we were there when they were in bloom. Peaceful areas to sit. A definite to do when in St Louis

Thank MLBJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever we visit St. Louis, we try to visit this remarkable botanical garden. I especailly like the Japanese and Chinese gardens ans the English Woodlands.

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Jason C
6 October 2017|
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Response from JeepCub | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are a botanist, a morning or an afternoon is enough to see the highlights. Otherwise you could spend a lifetime. :)
18 August 2017|
Response from JMCSTL | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The Children's Garden is located in the approx. middle of the property, so you have to pass through the main ticketing entry to get there. Check the Drury Hotels website for a $1 discount admission offer; staying at... More
Bruce K
31 July 2017|
Response from Jerome M | Reviewed this property |
The Botanical Gardens are less than a half hour away from Bush Stadium. If you like flowers and horticultural things, this is a place for you to visit. If not, don't.