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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, November 22, 2014 to January 3, 2015. The garden is open Thanksgiving!
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, November 22 to 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.
November 22 to 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.
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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