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Posted: 10/10/2013 | Print Friendly Version


WHAT: Garden Glow 2013 Light Exhibit 
WHEN: Open Wednesday-Sunday evenings from Nov. 23 to Dec. 19 from 5-9 p.m. Open nightly from Dec. 20 to Jan. 4 from 5-10 p.m. Exhibit Closed December 24, 25 and 31.
WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., south St. Louis
COST: Nov. 23- Dec 19: $16 adults, $12 members, $10 children (ages 3-12), $6 for member’s children. Dec. 20-Jan. 4: $18 adults, $14 members, $10 children (ages 3-12), $6 for member’s children
SPONSORS: Signature Location sponsorship by BMO Harris Bank, Ernst & Young, Monsanto and Lelia & David Farr. Special venue support by Peabody Energy, Maritz Holdings, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Reding, Sigma-Aldrich and UMB Bank.
INFO: For tickets and additional information visit

ST. LOUIS):  Tickets are now on sale for Garden Glow 2013, the Missouri Botanical 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 opens Nov. 23, 2013 and runs through Jan. 4, 2014. Tickets are date-specific and sold in limited quantities. Tickets can be purchased in advance at

Garden Glow Concept Art: Climatron

For the first time in the Garden’s history, hundreds of thousands of lights will adorn the Climatron®, Kaeser Memorial Maze, Central Axis, Tower Grove House and other iconic locations with unique color combinations. Walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels as visitors experience the exhibit’s visual magic. There will be music throughout the installation including a “Snow Ball” in the Central Axis complete with “Dr. Frost and the Freeze Team,” a disc jockey and dancers who will lead choreographed routines and encourage visitors to join in the performance.

Garden Glow Concept Art: Maze

 The exhibit will also include a traditional candlelight village and an interactive area where visitors can decorate life-size snowmen. Food and drinks will be available at a number of locations on the grounds including stations featuring fire pits for s’more-making. Special Glow gear will be sold throughout the grounds and in the Garden Gate Shop.

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.

For general information, visit or call (314) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1‑800‑642‑8842). Follow the Garden on Facebook and Twitter at and

More than 45,000 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 younger, plus exclusive invitations and discounts. Members help support the Garden’s operations and world-changing work in plant science and conservation. Learn more at


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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.  Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from November 23 to January 4. 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 ( For general information, log on to or call the 24-hour recording at (314) 577-5100 or 1-800-642-8842. For membership information, visit call (314) 577-5118 during weekday business hours. For volunteer opportunities, visit or call (314) 577-5187. The Missouri Botanical Garden is a tobacco-free environment.