Missouri Botanical Garden

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Missouri Botanical Garden

Questions & Answers Here’s what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Missouri Botanical Garden and other visitors 24 questions Ask a question Ron W Overland Park, Kansas Is it open year round. What would be available to see in October 8 months ago Problem with this question? Show all answers Answer Skharding48 Mishawaka, Indiana How long will it take me to tour the garden? All day? half day? I plan to go the end of April. 10 days ago Problem with this question? Show all answers Answer V B Cincinnati, Ohio How much time should we allow for our visit? We will not be doing the children's garden. 9 months ago Problem with this question? Show all answers Answer Fran W Fort Myers, Florida We will be traveling with our Wheaton Terrier this trip. Do. You allow dogs in the Gardens? 11 months ago Problem with this question? Show all answers Answer SWLN delhi how long it takes to cover the botanical garden completely? over a year ago Problem with this question? Show all answers Answer See all questions Questions? Get answers from Missouri Botanical Garden staff and past visitors. Posting guidelines Get notified about new answers to your questions. Ask Typical questions asked: Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant? How do I get there using public transportation? Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Missouri Botanical Garden

Here’s what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Missouri Botanical Garden and other visitors 24 questions Ask a question Ron W Overland Park, Kansas Is it open year round. What would be available to see in October 8 months ago Problem with this question? Show all answers Answer Skharding48 Mishawaka, Indiana How long will it take me to tour the garden? All day? half day? I plan to go the end of April. 10 days ago Problem with this question? Show all answers Answer V B Cincinnati, Ohio How much time should we allow for our visit? We will not be doing the children's garden. 9 months ago Problem with this question? Show all answers Answer Fran W Fort Myers, Florida We will be traveling with our Wheaton Terrier this trip. Do. You allow dogs in the Gardens? 11 months ago Problem with this question? Show all answers Answer SWLN delhi how long it takes to cover the botanical garden completely? over a year ago Problem with this question? Show all answers Answer See all questions Questions? Get answers from Missouri Botanical Garden staff and past visitors. Posting guidelines Get notified about new answers to your questions. Ask Typical questions asked: Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant? How do I get there using public transportation? Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Missouri Botanical Garden

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Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest botanical institutions in the United States and a National Historic Landmark., as well as the National Register of Historic Places. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education of international repute, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis, with 79 acres (32 ha) of horticultural display. It includes a 14-acre (5.7 ha) Japanese strolling garden named Seiwa-en; the Climatron geodesic dome conservatory; a children’s garden, including a pioneer village; a playground; a fountain area and a water locking system, somewhat similar to the locking system at the Panama Canal; an Osage camp; and Henry Shaw’s original 1850 estate home. It is adjacent to Tower Grove Park, another of Shaw’s legacies.

For part of 2006, the Missouri Botanical Garden featured “Glass in the Garden”, with glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly placed throughout the garden. Four pieces were purchased to remain at the gardens. In 2008 sculptures of the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle were placed throughout the garden. In 2009, the 150th anniversary of the Garden was celebrated, including a floral clock display.

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.

The Plant List is an Internet encyclopedia project to compile a comprehensive list of botanical nomenclature, created by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Plant List has 1,040,426 scientific plant names of species rank, of which 298,900 are accepted species names. In addition, the list has 620 plant families and 16,167 plant genera.

The Shaw Nature Reserve was started by the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1925 as a place to store plants away from the pollution of the city. The air in St. Louis later cleared up and the reserve has continued to be open to the public and for enjoyment, research, and education ever since. The 2,400-acre (9.7 km2) reserve is located in Gray Summit, Missouri 35 miles (56 km) away from the city.

Guided Walking Tours Explore the Garden’s history, plants and seasonal highlights with a Garden Docent through a personalized walking tour. Included with Garden admission. Tours accommodate a maximum of 15 guests. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the tour start time and meet the Docent in the upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center. November – March Daily at 11 a.m. April – October Daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Individual Classes & Tours Guided walks and tours are also offered as classes at our three campuses. View upcoming sessions or call 577-5140 for more information. School and Children’s Field Trips To learn more about field trips and educational tours, contact our Education Division at schoolprograms@mobot.org or 577-5140.

Explore the Garden’s history, plants and seasonal highlights with a Garden Docent through a personalized walking tour. Included with Garden admission. Tours accommodate a maximum of 15 guests. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to the tour start time and meet the Docent in the upper level of the Ridgway Visitor Center. November – March Daily at 11 a.m. April – October Daily at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Individual Classes & Tours Guided walks and tours are also offered as classes at our three campuses. View upcoming sessions or call 577-5140 for more information. School and Children’s Field Trips To learn more about field trips and educational tours, contact our Education Division at schoolprograms@mobot.org or 577-5140.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Early morning hours (grounds only) Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7 to 9 a.m.* Wednesday evening walking hours (grounds only) Wednesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, 5 to 7 p.m. Garden Gate Shop 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (Garden admission not required) Closed Christmas Sassafras 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

The Garden is a place for many annual cultural festivals, including the Japanese Festival and the Chinese Culture Days by the St. Louis Chinese Culture Days Committee. During this time, there are showcases of the culture’s botanics as well as cultural arts, crafts, music and food. The Japanese Festival features sumo wrestling, taiko drumming, koma-mawashi top spinning, and kimono fashion shows. The Garden is known for its bonsai growing, which can be seen all year round, but is highlighted during the multiple Asian festivals.

Event Canceled: An Evening of Chinese Culture Close Due to inclement weather expected Saturday evening, An Evening of Chinese Culture has been canceled. Tickets purchased online in advanced will be refunded in 3-5 business days. Those who purchased tickets onsite can obtain a refund at the Garden’s ticket counter. The daytime Chinese Culture Days festival is scheduled to proceed as planned; some events and activities may be altered or relocated due to inclement conditions. Follow the Garden on Twitter for weather-related event updates. Climatron closed Thursday, April 20 for maintenance Climatron Closure Close The Climatron is closed Thursday, April 20 for maintenance and repairs. We apologize for any resulting inconvenience.

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