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Missouri Botanical Garden

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Address: 4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2291
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+1 314-577-9400
09:00 - 17:00
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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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Garden Bliss in St. Louis, Missouri

These 75 acres make up one of the most beautiful gardens in the world (I've seen many). Best part, it's easy to stroll through the many gardens within (Japanese, English, Rose... read more

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Louisville, Kentucky
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The gardens were immaculate, and there was lots of shade, park benches, and water fountains. We liked the rose garden, Chinese garden, and the Japanese garden. They were very well kept. The Victorian garden didn't seem to have been planted when we were there. We did have a complaint about Mother's Day morning when we went. We arrived not too... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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These 75 acres make up one of the most beautiful gardens in the world (I've seen many). Best part, it's easy to stroll through the many gardens within (Japanese, English, Rose, Chinese, Tropical and more) and take in the grandeur regardless if you have an hour or a day (great restaurant on site). It's an oasis imagined in 1859 by... More 

Thank WilliamDonius
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not free like most of the attractions in STL. But its worth the visit. I couldn't say which time of the year is best but we usually go at least once in the dead of the summer and there is always an abundance of flowers out. Kids have fun just running!! Running and chasing each other. Climbing up the tower... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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This is definitely the place to go if you love flowers. The prices are very reasonable and it is wheelchair accessible. There is so much to see at this botanical garden. Be sure to take some water a you will get pretty thirsty walking and they do not sell water. They offer tram tours and those we really nice. This... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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This is a must see! We have visited many botanical gardens over the years and this one is by far the best! The plants/ flowers are all labeled. It is very well maintained. A great place to visit.

Thank Sheila P
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We went during the glass garden exhibit and it was spectacular!!! Weather was perfect and the walk was easygoing. Seemed busy but so spread out you didn't bottleneck anywhere. Definitely want to go back for another exhibit!

Thank Britt M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did something we never do, arrive at an attraction at two in the afternoon! However, we had been at an event all morning and it was then or never, yikes! It turned out to be corporate day and there were throngs of people. We parked along one of the streets and walked about half a mile to the entrance... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love it, but there are a few things you may want to consider. I've been 4 times over the last 20 years. I always enjoy it, but wish the price of admission were lower. $12 a person for a couple of hours bites a bit. Plus there is an additional charge to ride on the tram. After my latest visit,... More 

Thank Suzanne M
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Starting May 25th wonderful evening exhibit called Glass in Bloom at MO Botanical Gardens. Live music and food. His work is stunning! See Craig Mitchell Smith's stunning glass sculptures transform as they are illuminated for special night viewings and enjoy live music, food, beverages and more. Enjoy live music, food, beverages, and more select nights through August 12.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must stop for us when we are visiting family in St. Louis. The garden is ever changing because of the seasons, and the special events are always interesting. A very relaxing place to go. Wheelchair accessible, food is available, and the flowers and plants are very well maintained. If you live in the area and are a... More 

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