Monday, October 6, 2014

Missouri Botanical Garden

Victoria 'Longwood Hybrid' in front of the Climatron
Last month, I visited St. Louis, MO to speak at the Missouri Master Gardener Conference.  While I was in town I was able to visit the Missouri Botanical Garden.  MoBot is a 79 acre garden that opened in 1859!  It's incredible horticultural displays include a large conservatory (the "Climatron"), demonstration gardens, formal gardens, international gardens, and historic gardens.  I had the opportunity to spend the day touring the garden with the staff and learning all about their amazing plant collections.

Water display outside of the Linnean House
Cacti display in the Linnean House
Entrance to the Children's Garden
Boardwalk and tree house in the Children's Garden
Herb Garden
Seasonal displays in the Victorian Garden
Maze Garden
Victorian-style Pincushion Garden
Mason bee nest box

Chinese Garden

Japanese Garden
Vegetable garden at the Kemper Center

Orchid greenhouses
Cacti greenhouses
Waterlily greenhouses

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