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7 Reasons to Visit the Wonderful Missouri Botanical Garden

Aishwarya Karwa Jun 24, 2019
Located in the city of St. Louis, Missouri Botanical Garden (also called as Shaw's Garden) has North America’s second biggest herbarium, having about 6.6 million plant specimens. The vibrant and colourful settings at Missouri Botanical Garden makes it a must-visit place for every traveler.

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The Victorian District

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This part of the garden was designed and built, keeping in mind Henry Shaw’s Victorian roots. It has paths made of bricks, from where the tourists can walk into the garden filled with colorful fusion of flowers.

Japanese Garden

The garden has tranquil settings filled with curved paths, offering its visitors a riveting sight of nature’s beauty. Also called as Seiwa-en, it is recognized as the largest Japanese Garden in the west with all its Japanese traditions and settings curated carefully.

Waterfall at Japanese Garden

The gorgeous stream of this waterfall complements the lush greenery and colorful blooms in the garden.

The Gladney Rose Garden

Located in the east direction of the garden, Gladney Rose Garden is famed for its wide variety of redolent roses placed around a beautiful fountain. Some climbing rose species are also included here.

Tulip Garden

During the spring season, this part of the garden is packed with wonderfully bloomed vivid tulip flowers, placed around a small pond. The perfectly bloomed tulips create an alluring reflection in the pond’s water making an amazing display of the spring flowers.


Recognized as an architectural excellence by Reynolds Awards in 1961, Climatron is the first entirely air-conditioned greenhouse known for its amazing climate control technology.

The Margaret Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden

A perfect example of excellent craftsmanship, the Chinese Friendship garden has traditional settings. Its pavements, marble pavilions have intricate hand-carved Chinese artistry enamouring the visitors.
It is full of plantings that hold Chinese spiritual importance, including bamboos, plum trees, peonies, hibiscus, pines, etc.