Visit the Missouri Botanical Garden

Founded in 1859, the 79-acre Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and an oasis in the city of St. Louis.

Today, 153 years after opening, the Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.

Hours and Admission
The Garden is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed December 25).  Learn more
 
 
Tours
The Garden offers free daily tours for visitors, as well as special discounts for group tours and school groups. Learn more

Getting Here
The Garden is easily accessible throughout the metro area. Get directions

Parking
The Garden offers free onsite parking.
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Accessibility
The Garden is accessible to people of all abilities. Learn more

  Maps
A map and visitor's guide is available for tour groups, educators, and the general public. Learn more

Current Promotions
The Garden offers special admission rates for St. Louis City and County Residents, members of the Military, and people using public transportation. Learn more

Things to Know
Please help us maintain the Garden’s beauty for all to enjoy. Review our rules and policies

Photography
The Garden is a beautiful location for photography. Review our photo policy

Sustainability
Learn the many ways you can "green" your visit. Learn more


 

Visit Our Family of Attractions

Butterfly House

The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, located in Faust Park in Chesterfield, Mo., features an 8,000-square-foot glass conservatory where visitors mingle with more than 60 species of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in free flight.

Learn more about the Butterfly House

Shaw Nature Reserve

Sunset at Shaw Nature Reserve

The 2,400-acre Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Mo., educates visitors of all ages about the plants, animals and ecosystems of the region.

  Visit the Reserve today.

Personalize Your Garden Visit



Explore Garden grounds through customized tours tailored to your interests.
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Japanese Garden Improvements

The renovation of several features in the Japanese Garden is currently underway.

Construction work — repair or replacement of the bridges, waterfalls, and pumping systems — is expected to be completed by spring of 2014. Part of this 14-acre garden is closed to the public while construction is underway.

View images of the renovations 
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