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Posted: 7/15/2013 | Print Friendly Version

MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR
“GARDEN GLOW 2013” LIGHT EXHIBIT

WHAT: Garden Glow 2013 Light Exhibit  
WHEN: Open Wednesday-Sunday evenings from Nov. 23 to Dec. 17. Open nightly from Dec. 18 to Jan. 4. Exhibit closed December 24, 25 and 31. Hours are 5-9 p.m. from Nov. 23-Dec 19 and 5-10 p.m. from Dec. 20-Jan. 4.
WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., south St. Louis
COST: Nov. 23- Dec 19: $16 adults, $12 members, $10 children, $6 for member’s children. Dec. 20-Jan. 4: $18 adults, $14 members, $10 children, $6 for member’s children
SPONSORS: Signature Location sponsorship by BMO Harris Bank; Special Venue sponsorship by Maritz Holdings, Peabody Energy, and UMB Bank.
INFO: Additional information is available at www.mobot.org

(ST. LOUIS):  The Missouri Botanical Garden is excited to announce its plans for “Garden Glow 2013,” the Garden’s first-ever winter light exhibit. Visitors will have the opportunity to stroll through the Garden at night surrounded by a spectacle of unique light installations. The exhibit will open Nov. 23, 2013 and run through Jan. 4, 2014. 

Garden Glow Concept Art: Climatron

Hundreds of thousands of lights will adorn some of the Garden’s most iconic locations including the Climatron®, Kaeser Memorial Maze, the Central Axis and Tower Grove House. Walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, while more traditional candlelight village displays will delight crowds of all ages.

Garden Glow Concept Art: Maze

“Our members, visitors and staff have asked about the possibility of seasonal lights for years. This is the year.” said Missouri Botanical Garden President Peter Wyse Jackson. “Garden Glow will become a destination for St. Louisans and visitors this year and for years to come.”

Garden Glow will also feature music, food and drinks, including s’more-making, at fire pits on the grounds. Special Glow gear will be sold throughout the Garden and in the Garden Gate Shop, giving show attendees an opportunity to become a part of the fun.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer.

Garden Glow Concept Art: Glow Globes

For general information, visit www.mobot.org or call (314) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1‑800‑642‑8842). Follow the Garden on Facebook and Twitter at www.facebook.com/missouribotanicalgarden and http://twitter.com/mobotnews.

More than 44,000 households in the St. Louis region hold memberships to the Missouri Botanical Garden. Memberships begin at $65 ($60 for seniors) and offer 12 months of free general admission for two adults and all children ages 12 and under, plus exclusive invitations and discounts. Members help support the Garden’s operations and world-changing work in plant science and conservation. Learn more at www.mobot.org/membership.

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The Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.” Today, 154 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in St. Louis, just south of I-44 at Vandeventer-Kingshighway (exit #287B). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas Day. Grounds open at 7 a.m. most Wednesdays and Saturdays (exception: special admission rate events). Admission is $8; free children ages 12 and under and Garden members. St. Louis City and County residents are $4 and free most Wednesdays and Saturdays until noon (exception: special admission rate events – third weekend of May, Memorial Day 2012, Labor Day weekend and first weekend of October). Park for free on site and two blocks west at the Shaw-Vandeventer intersection. The Garden is accessible via public transportation by taking the MetroLink commuter rail line and picking up a Metro bus (www.metrostlouis.org). For general information, log on to www.mobot.org or call the 24-hour recording at (314) 577-5100 or 1-800-642-8842. For membership information, visit www.mobot.org/membership call (314) 577-5118 during weekday business hours. For volunteer opportunities, visit www.mobot.org/volunteer or call (314) 577-5187. The Missouri Botanical Garden is a tobacco-free environment.