Missouri Botanical Gardens

by | Jul 2, 2011 | Garden, Travel, USA Travel

Upon booking our trip to St. Louis I immediately knew one place we couldn’t miss- the Missouri Botanical Gardens, or Mobot. Famous for their plant taxonomy I’ve known and used datasets from them for years. Thankfully, the gardens did not disappoint, with beautiful glass and metal sculpture, large ponds, and thousands of flowering plants.

pond and Climatron
pond, glass sculpture, and the beautiful Climatron facility for tropical plants

Three Graces
Three Graces sculpture

beautiful pink astilbe- I wish mine were this happy

Japanese Garden bridge
a warm late spring day by the Japanese Garden bridge

Chihuly gate
Chihuly gate

We spent over three hours walking up and down the paths in and we still didn’t see everything. Eventually the hot sun wore us out and we retired to our hotel to shower before our flight home to RDU. These gardens are massive and well-worth a trip if you are in the area.

Our Itinerary

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