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Missouri Botanical Garden

One of the first public gardens in America and managed with a design sense often lacking in botanic gardens. The Climatron geodesic glass dome conservatory forms a centerpiece and encloses a tropical rain forest. Outdoor display areas include a 14-acre Japanese Garden, new Children's Garden, two rose gardens, a picturesque English woodland, Victorian area, a Japanese Garden and a new Turkish-style Ottoman garden.

4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, MO 63110

All year. Daily except Christmas. Open 9am to 5pm.

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  • about 6 years by Beth C. 5 / 5

    The "MOBOT" is one of the most beautiful gardens in the Midwest, and well worth a trip.

    There are impressive and changing seasonal displays in the main parts of the garden.

    The extensive Japanese Garden was designed by a noted Japanese designer -- the Azaleas and Rhododendrons are breathtaking in late April.

    The walled Ottoman Garden is filled with delightfully-scented plants surrounding a central pool.

    The indoor Temperate Garden showcases numerous historically-significant tender plants from around the world that many Midwesterners would otherwise never have the opportunity to encounter (including a charming Spanish-style courtyard with standard roses).

    There are gardens devoted to Victorian-style annual bedding, an Iris Garden, a Lily garden, several Rose Garden areas, a maze, well-tended vegetable-growing display plots an indoor rain forest and many other areas.

    Leave time to enjoy them all, or plan for more than one trip, ideally during different seasons. Highly recommended.

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Japanese Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden Photograph © Missouri Botanical Garden
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