Missouri Botanical Garden

Also known as Shaw’s Garden in honor of the founder Henry Shaw who is a botanist and philanthropist, you might want to have a great time at the Missouri Botanical Garden located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri. It is an interesting place of beauty and fun situated in the midst of the busy city. This botanical garden is open daily except on holidays. There you can experience different annual cultural festivals which observe the Chinese Culture Days and the Japanese Festival where they feature cultural arts and crafts including varieties of food and music.

Among the highlights in the Missouri Botanical Garden is the Climatron and Reflecting Pools which is said to be the first geodesic dome greenhouse in the world and accommodates an estimated 1500 pieces of plants. Aside from that, the historic Linnean House can also be found in the garden which is believed to be the west of the Mississippi river’s oldest surviving greenhouse which still operates up to this day. The Biblical garden also features Date palm, mint, citron, pomegranate, fig trees, caper and olive trees among many other plants that can be found in the Bible.

Have a great time with your family in this wonderful botanical garden where you can find both beauty of nature and significance of history and culture. There are lots of things to do in the Missouri Botanical Garden aside from admiring the beauty of the place; visitors are also allowed to bring their own picnic stuff so it might be a good idea to bring your own food or simply purchase your favorite food on site as you may prefer.