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Missouri Botanical Garden

4344 Shaw Boulevard
Saint Louis, Missouri

Phone: 314-577-9400
TTY: (314)577-9430

Statement of Purpose:

"To discover and share knowledge about plants, in order to preserve and enrich life."

The mission of the Center for Plant Conservation is to conserve and restore the rare native plants of the United States.


Ridgway Center: The main visitor's center and entrance to the Garden. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Garden from Monsanto Hall or from the Gardenview Restaurant, both located on the upper level.

Tower Grove House: Visit founder Henry Shaw's country home. Mr. Shaw built his home in 1849. The house has been fully restored with authentic Victorian furnishings, many which belonged to Mr. Shaw.

The English Woodland Garden: Enjoy quiet paths that wind under a canopy of mature trees. Features native plants, wildflowers, and much more.

The Japanese Garden: An authentic 14-acre outdoor strolling garden that includes an 4 1/2-acre lake, waterfalls, and bridges.

Kemper Center for Home Gardening: Inside see displays, exhibits, a reference library and more. Outside enjoy 23 demonstration areas on residential landscaping ideas and techniques.

The Climatron Conservatory: One of the first geodesic dome conservatories built in the United States. It houses a living tropical rain forest, waterfalls, and hundreds of tropical plant species.

Garden facilities are accessible to people with disabilities. Inquire at the Ticket Counter for wheelchairs and assisitive listening devices. For information on accessibility, please call (314)577-5100 before your visit. TDD: (314)577-9430. Tours of the Garden are given daily at 1pm by Garden guides. Tours of the Garden are free. Tower Grove House tours begin at 10am until 4:30pm. Last tour begins at 4pm. Tours are $2 for adults, $.50 for children, free to Garden members. Groups of 15 or more: $1.50 per person.

Picnicking, coolers, dogs, and other pets, and lawn furniture are not permitted on Garden grounds. Visitors may picnic at Tower Grove Park, just south of the Garden. Please do not collect live plants, flowers, or fruits on the grounds. Shirts and shoes are required.

Professional photographers, call the Public Relations Office at (314) 577-5141 before working in the Garden.

Garden facilities are available for private parties, meetings, and weddings. Please call (314) 577-5126.






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Dr. Kathryn L. Kennedy, Director

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