Missouri Botanical Garden
2006 Date Bar
St. Louis Attractions Guide St. Louis Entertainment St. Louis Hotels Guide St. Louis Area Golf Guide St. Louis Job News and Opportunities St. Louis Metropolitan Map St. Louis News Today St. Louis Area Parks St. Louis Fine Restaurant Guide St. Louis Online Shopping Guide St. Louis Online Shopping Guide St. Louis Weather St. Louis Area Wineries
Missouri
Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-577-5100
1-800-642-8842


"When you think Saint Louis, think Saint Louis Front Page," a weekly publication covering the news and events in the greater St. Louis area.

St. Louis Restaurant Guide
Saint Louis News
Red DotSt. Louis News
Red DotSt. Louis CitySide
Red DotBusiness News
Red DotSt. Charles News
Red DotSouthwest, IL News
Red DotArt Gallery News
Red DotHotel News
Red DotRestaurant News
Red DotEntertainment News
Red DotSpecial Events
Red DotNot Just For Kids
 
Downtown Saint Louis Map
Red DotDowntown Map
Red DotAmerica's Center
Red DotBusch Stadium
Red DotGateway Arch
Red DotScottrade Center
Red DotLaclede's Landing
Red DotOld Courthouse
Red DotUnion Station
Red DotWashington Avenue
 
St. Louis Metro Map
Red DotMetropolitan Map
Red DotCasinos
Red DotCentral West End
Red DotClayton, MO
Red DotDaniel Boone Home
Red DotGrand Center
Red DotGrant's Farm
Red DotForest Park
Red DotKimmswick, MO
Red DotMO Botanical Garden
Red DotSoulard
Red DotSt. Charles, MO
Red DotWest Port Plaza
Red DotTransportation
Red DotLambert Airport
 
Kansas City Front Page
Red DotKC Hotel Guide
Red DotNelson Atkins
Red DotKC Fountains
Red DotLocal Attractions
Red DotPower & Light District
Red DotSprint Center
 
 
Magical Garden Glow Lights Brighten Bitterly Cold Night
Hundreds of thousands of lights adorn some of the Garden's most iconic locations, including the Climatron®, renamed the Illumitron during the Garden Glow exhibit. Archived slfp.com photo
Missouri Botanical Garden Glows with Holiday Lights
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), November 24, 2016 - The Missouri Botanical Garden's annual light exhibit, Garden Glow, features more than 1 million lights as well as additional interactive installations for guests.

Garden Glow is open through January 1, 2016 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. with the last entry at 9 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Ticket prices vary by date, and range from $3 to $18. Again this year, there is a special "Dine and Glow" ticket which includes Glow admission as well as menu items in Sassafrass, the Garden's café. New this year, Santa will visit Garden Glow on Monday and Tuesday nights through December 13.

Installations adorn the Garden's most iconic locations including the Climatron®, Kaeser Memorial Maze, the Central Axis, Tower Grove House, Shoenberg Fountain and the Cleveland Gate House among others. Food and drinks are available at a number of locations on the grounds including stations located on the Central Axis featuring fire pits for s'more-making.

New this year, the Blizzard Bar offers guests the chance to buy alcoholic and soft drinks at the beginning of the route. Special Glow and holiday gear will also be sold on the grounds and in the Garden Gate Shop. Please note, for the enjoyment of all guests, there are no tripods, monopods or selfie sticks allowed during Garden Glow evenings.

The Garden's new gift cards can be used to purchase Garden Glow tickets, or for regular or special event tickets at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House or Shaw Nature Reserve. Gift cards can be used at all three locations and online through our website for tickets, memberships, classes, dining or shopping. They are now available for purchase at the Garden, Butterfly House and online.

In addition to Garden Glow, the Missouri Botanical Garden offers a variety of other exhibits and events this holiday season. Guests can stop by the holiday floral and train show, Gardenland Express to see G-scale model trains wander through a floral wonderland of more than 500 colorful poinsettias and other traditional plants.

This year's theme is "Home for the Holidays," where plant families around the world find a home at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Learn about a new species of poinsettias that our scientists have discovered and how to identify the different characteristics of the popular holiday flower. The show has a Victorian look complete with a gazebo serving as a centerpiece and photo opportunity for visitors.

Experience this seasonal favorite on display through January 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed December 25). Show admission is $5 during daytime hours, and $2 during Garden Glow Hours with a Garden Glow ticket. Free for Garden members and children ages 2 and under. All prices are in addition to regular Garden admission. For more information, visit www.mobot.org/gardenlandexpress.


Advertisement
Walla Walla Onions at Missouri Botanical Garden
Chihuly's Walla Wallas Onions, floating in the central reflection ponds in front of the Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Garden, is available as a fine art print to enhance your office, restaurant, hotel. See stlouisphotos.com

Cherry Blossoms at Missouri Botanical Garden
A fine art print of Cherry Blossoms in the Japanese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden is available at stlouisphotos.com
Discover the Hidden Beauty of Missouri Botanical Garden
The Missouri Botanical Garden, fondly known as Shaw's Garden to St. Louisans, contains a formal English garden, traditional Japanese garden, Margaret Blanke Grigg Chinese garden, the Flower Trial Garden, greenhouses and extensive landscaping. The garden also features the Climatron Complex, water lily reflection ponds and the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening.

The Climatron® geodesic dome and rainforest conservatory was dedicated 40 years ago in October 1960, replacing an old house built in 1913. The structure incorporates principles established by innovative architect R. Buckminster Fuller and was the first application of geodesic engineering for a greenhouse. The St. Louis architecture firm of Murphy & Mackey developed plans for the facility with Garden director Frits W. Went, who coined the term, Climatron.

The dome is 70 feet high and 175 feet in diameter, permitting tall palm trees to tower majestically above the tropical vista of streams, waterfalls and 1,200 different species of exotic trees and plants. Temperature ranges from 64 to 74 degrees and average humidity is 85 percent.

Visitors can enjoy a sense of being in a jungle while making their way by orchids, passion flowers, hibiscus flowers, cycads and a number of endangered species. In 1976, the dome was named one of the 100 most significant architectural achievements in United States history.

The Garden, covering 79 acres, is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd, just south of Hwy 44 between Vandeventer and Grand. Extended summer hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays only from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Free parking on premises, as well as an extensive gift shop and restaurant with patio dining. For more information, call the GardenLine at 314-577-9400 or 800-642-8842.


Archived Stories:
Red DotLantern Festival: Magic Reimagined Returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden Summer 2015
Red DotChinese Lantern Festival Glows Magically by Night
Red DotChinese Lantern Festival Celebrates a Long Friendship

Thin Dark Green Line

Eventsspacer Galleriesspacer Restaurants spacerHotels

Return to Saint Louis Front Page

red line
Moore Design Group The Saint Louis Front Page is owned and maintained by the Moore Design Group for the sole purpose of disseminating news and information about the Metropolitan Saint Louis area. Text or graphics may not be copied, rewritten or distributed in any manner whatsoever without written permission. For more information, contact editor@slfp.com All rights reserved world wide © 1996 - 2016 Moore Design Group.
Spacer
Advertisements
Thin Red Line
St. Louis and Kansas City Vacation Savings at Drury Hotels
Vacation Savings at
Drury Hotels
Call 1-800-325-0481


Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre
St. Louis Hotels Guide
www.hotels-stl.com

STL Front Page
www.stlfrontpage.com

How To Reach:
St. Louis Front Page
3832 S Broadway Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Office: 314-771-0200
Fax: 314-771-0300

To submit news, contact:
editor@slfp.com

To advertise, contact:
advertising@slfp.com