Missouri Botanical Garden


If you ever find yourself in St Louis, possibly spent from standing in line for the Gateway Arch, a trip to the Missouri Botanical Gardens might rejuvenate the senses. We spent a very cloudy and humid morning there last week with just a few other garden enthusiasts. This garden is ranked #1 on my very short list of 3 gardens I’ve explored. It is meticulously maintained by hundreds of volunteers for hours everyday. You can observe many different landscape styles with each plant possessing identifying markers. This garden is home to the Climatron rainforest dome greenhouse that has been in existence since 1961; housing 2,800 plants (and many mosquitos!)