Victorian District
The Kresko Family Victorian Garden
This garden is an outstanding example of the height of fashion in England at the time Henry Shaw was planting his gardens in St. Louis. Elaborate and colorful combinations of flowers, foliage and succulents were combined in “plant tapestries,” the colorful combinations were laid out in intricate designs referred to as “carpet bedding.”

Kaeser Memorial Maze
This maze is made up of sunken hedges of yew and recreates a labyrinth constructed by Shaw in the 1800s. 

Piper Observatory
View the entire Victorian District from the this observation tower, a replica of one built by Shaw in nearby Tower Grove Park.

St. Louis Herb Society Herb Garden
Enclosed in an ornamental iron fence behind Tower Grove House, this recreation of Shaw's original kitchen garden includes beds of culinary and medicinal herbs maintained by the St. Louis Herb Society.

Tower Grove House
Built in 1849, Tower Grove House is Garden founder Henry Shaw's restored country residence. Today, staff and volunteers encourage visitors to take a step back in time and view artifacts and furniture that belonged to Mr. Shaw.