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4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110

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Garden Staff Shares Passion for Plants and Model Trains
Visitors to the Missouri Botanical Garden will walk through a palour at the entrance to Gardenland Express and enjoy learning about the history of the Garden, which was opened by Henry Shaw in 1859 for the City of St. Louis' residents.

Garden Staff Shares Passion for Plants and Model Trains
Graden staff spent months of planning and building to create beautiful replicas of buildings on the grounds of the Garden, including the Tower Grove House featured in the photo.
Garden Staff Shares Passion for Plants and Model Trains
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - The annual Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show is a beloved seasonal tradition at the Garden. Visitors can watch as eight G-scale model trains wander through a floral wonderland of more than 500 colorful poinsettias and other traditional plants.

This year's theme, "Celebrate Our Passion for Plants" recognizes the 250th anniversary of St. Louis with highlights from the Garden's past, present and future. Learn more about the contributions of Henry Shaw and generations of botanists who have helped shape the Garden.

The show will have a Victorian look complete with a gazebo serving as a centerpiece and photo opportunity for visitors. Experience this seasonal favorite on display from November 22 through January 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed December 25).

Show admission varies by date: Nov. 22 through Dec. 18: $5 (ages 3 and older) and Dec. 19 through Jan. 4: $7 (ages 3 and older). Free for Garden members. All prices are in addition to regular Garden admission ($8 adults; $4 St. Louis City/County residents; free for children ages 12 and younger and free for Garden members). For more information, visit www.mobot.org/gardenlandexpress. Gardenland Express is presented by Wells Fargo Advisors.

Magical Garden Glow Lights Brighten Bitterly Cold Night
Hundreds of thousands of lights adorned some of the Garden's most iconic locations, including the Climatron®, renamed the Illumitron during the 2013 Garden Glow exhibit. See Garden Glow
Garden Glow Returns to Missouri Botanical Garden in 2014
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com) - Visitors can enjoy a magical light display and live entertainment at the Missouri Botanical Garden, for the Garden Glow 2014, through January 3, 2015.

The expanded second annual Garden Glow features more than a half million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations.

Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland.

Open Wednesday-Sunday evenings, through December 18 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Open nightly from December 19 to January 3 from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Exhibit Closed December 24, 25 and 31.

Through December 18: $16 adults (ages 13 and older), $12 members, $10 children (ages 3-12), $6 for member's children

December 18 to January 3, 2015: $18 adults (ages 13 and older), $14 members, $10 children (ages 3 to 12), $6 for member's children.

Tickets are date-specific and sold in limited quantities. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.mobot.org/glow. For more information, call 314-577-5100 or 1-800-642-8842.

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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.

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Red DotLantern Festival: Magic Reimagined Returns to the Missouri Botanical Garden Summer 2015
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