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Missouri Botanical Garden

Opens in 2 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2291
+1 314-577-5100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Established as Shaw's Garden by Henry Shaw in the mid-1800's. I grew up in this neighborhood and this place should be on your list to visit coming to St, Loiuis. Be prepared to spend 2 hours or more taking in the great buildings from Shaw's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many need to save a little cash. So come to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Come on out on free days on the times available. While you are there visit the room in the house by the rose garden. There you will find a photo of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Natashia G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a must see. The gardens are amazing, and the variety is unparalleled. The really great thing about it is that there are always events going on year round. On Wednesday it’s free for residents.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alli_quest
Reviewed 3 days ago

The botanical garden is a must see for any visitor to St. Louis. It's easy to get to, it isn't huge but it has amazing varieties of plants and flowers pertaining to each season. Great lunch spot as well in the restaurant.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark_kiesewetter
Reviewed 5 days ago

No matter what time of year it is, there is always something to see at the Gardens. Don't miss the Christmas lights! The Japanese garden area is my favorite place on any visit, but the kids garden is a close second. My daughter has so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Living in St. Louis, it surprises me how many people I talk to haven't been here. We've been members for years, and go to the gardens several times a year. I've also been to several other botanical gardens around the world, and it still amazes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eric S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Orchid Show and the display was spectacular as always! We visited on a weekday morning and the exhibition room was not too busy for good photo opportunities. This year’s theme “Cultivation” offered some helpful suggestions for home care of orchids. I am...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JaniceE225
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 4 hrs in the garden. Besides the special orchid exhibition, which was lovely, i took a long walk in the garden. The japanese Garden is wonderful. Spacious and well arranged. The museum was also nice with great ceiling painting. great art pieces all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Splixa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful, customer orientated owner,& host who gave us history and background of home and property. Made reservations for local restaurant late in evening and drove to and from restaurant. An absolutely. Delightful experience capped off with a lovely breakfast (with menu choices) with other guests....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bmd1940
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The quality of the backdrops of plants and fixtures showcased the beauty and diversity of the the displayed orchids. We luxuriated in the feel of nature although it had snowed the night before. We did find the orangery and its budding and blooming camellias. We...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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13 January 2019|
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Response from paul d | Reviewed this property |
It depends on when you go. I think you could still see the enclosed climatron, the large dome that has tropical plants. The Christmas event was a great time outside.
8 October 2018|
Response from JMCSTL | Reviewed this property |
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Response from seasiober | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is wheelchair accessible for the most part. There’s a tram that gives the tour don’t think that’s accessible. But at the entryway there’s an elevator to come up to the first floor and lots of ramps throughout... More