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Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2291
+1 314-577-9400
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Henry Shaw

The Missouri Botanical gardens may be a bit pricey (when compared to the other attractions St... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elizabeth H
Saint Louis, Missouri
via mobile
It's a wonderful place...

Just wish they wouldn't charge so much. I know they have to make money to keep the place up, but I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wanda H
Mascoutah, Illinois
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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 botanical gardens in the world. It features 79 acres of horticultural displays, including indoor conservatories and demonstration, formal and international gardens.
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4344 Shaw St, Saint Louis, MO 63110-2291
+1 314-577-9400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Missouri Botanical gardens may be a bit pricey (when compared to the other attractions St. Louis has to offer), but it is totally worth the price. Plan on spending the better part of a day here, meandering through, taking in all nature has to...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just wish they wouldn't charge so much. I know they have to make money to keep the place up, but I wish more places like this would try making less money on more people instead of more money on less people. In my mind, it...More

Thank Wanda H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited botanical gardens in many states across the country and the Missouri Gardens are as beautiful as any. We spent 4 hours there on a Sunday afternoon and felt renewed at the end of our visit. Right now, there is a spectacular exhibit...More

Thank sandra r
Reviewed 2 days ago

Neat gardens! The rose gardens and japanese gardens are probably my favorites. There is a cool playground for the kids, but i think it is an extra charge. Free concerts in the summers, too!

Thank gpd4
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were looking for something to do the evening we arrived in St. Louis and happened on the Jazz music and lighted glass exhibit that was going on here. We had a little time to walk the gardens, and then at dusk we were sent...More

Thank Jeffery C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to the garden of glass. Unique and beautiful. The gardens are stunning. Want to return to see this beautiful park. My grandson is five, and enjoyed walking around and looking at the glass and gardens.

Thank ReGina G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been here twice while visiting St Louis and would go back again and again. The gardens are gorgeous, different every time one visits. Many different areas with different themes ... the Japanese Gardens especially beautiful. Don't miss it!

Thank Sandy1372
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the best botanical garden my wife and I have ever visited. It was much more than we had expected. The grounds are very clean and well kept. Our favorites were the vast Japanese garden and elegant English box garden. The gardens were all...More

Thank Leland C
Reviewed 4 days ago

For gardeners this is simply a must see, for non gardeners or those who like nature this worth the stop. You could spend an entire day here. You can walk through the gardens or take their tram. There are so many areas you won't know...More

Thank AAAAwells
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This botanical garden has so much to see and experience. We spent 3 hours but wish we had the entire day. It was a very hot, humid day but there's several shady places to catch the breeze. The gift shop had a nice selection of...More

Thank HunBabe
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Raina M
What is the best time of day to see the gardens in June? Unsure whether to go during the day time, afternoon, or for the night time Garden of Glass.
14 June 2017|
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Response from topazq55 | Reviewed this property |
Early morning is best to get a start before the heat but the night time lighting is beautiful and different. Or go late in the day and stay for sunset to see both.
Is the garden dog-friendly?
6 June 2017|
Response from MaxTown | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not allow any pets. There are several parks in the area that you could enjoy with your dog. Tower Grove Park is right next door. Forest Park is a short drive from there, and is huge, with many walking trails... More
Do we need a car to get there from the city center?
13 May 2017|
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Response from Coach B | Reviewed this property |
Personal car is easiest. Local bus service but generally not direct from downtown hotels. Also recommend inquiring with your hotel as they might have a shuttle option.