Missouri Botanical Garden

Sunflower at Missouri Botanicals Garden

Sunflowers at Missouri Botanicals Garden

Going to St. Louis? If so, you must check out the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I love gardens, probably because I love flowers. And, unlike parks, gardens have the feel of a hidden sanctuary. A quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, even if only for a few hours.

Missouri Botanical Gardens is a 79-acre horticulture display of beauty. Walking paths take you through perfectly manicured lawns, fountains, sculptures, and flowers that seem to touch on every color in the spectrum. It also boasts the world’s largest collection of rare and endangered orchids. Founded in 1859, it’s the nation’s oldest botanical garden, and the only one that is a National Historic Landmark.

Fountain Gladney Rose Garden

Fountain Gladney Rose Garden. Can you spot the Chihuly?

I got there just as it was opening, which was perfect as it felt like I had the whole place to myself.

Had I had more time, I could have easily spent my day there meandering through the various gardens, or maybe eating lunch at one of the cafes. It’s definitely not to be missed. I actually wished I had more time to spend there. Oh well…there’s always next time.

Carl Milles Sculpture Garden

Carl Milles Sculpture Garden

Missouri Botanical Gardens Museum and Library

Missouri Botanical Gardens Museum and Library

Victorian Garden Missouri Botanical Gardens

Victorian Garden Missouri Botanical Gardens

Missouri Botanical Garden Yellow Flower with Red

Missouri Botanical Garden Yellow Flower with Red

Tiger Lilies in the Bulb Gardens

Tiger Lilies in the Bulb Gardens

Missouri Botanical GardensTower Grove House

Missouri Botanical Gardens Tower Grove House

The Maze from the Observatory

The Maze from the Observatory

Observatory Missouri Botanical Gardens

Observatory Missouri Botanical Gardens

Missouri Botanical Garden Purple Flowers

Missouri Botanical Garden Purple Flowers

 

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About Terri Lundberg

Terri Lundberg is an American expat currently residing with her husband in Saudi Arabia, but she calls Seattle and San Diego home. She’s a travel writer, an avid photographer and is a resource and cross cultural trainer to expats relocating to Saudi Arabia. She's been to 100 destinations, 26 countries, and counting.

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  1. Beautiful…