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Glow Early and Save!

Now–January 6 | Closed December 24–25

Celebrate the holiday season at Garden Glow—the most spectacular holiday lights experience in the St. Louis area

Start your celebration now and save during Merry and Bright Bargain Nights (Monday–Thursday through December 14). 

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Garden Glow is presented by Wells Fargo.

Garden Hours
  • 9 a.m.–4 p.m. daily
    3:30 p.m. last entry


Additional Garden Hours & Information

  • William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening holiday hours: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday–Friday November 1–March 31. Closed weekends.
  • The Climatron closes at 3 p.m. daily through January 6. 
  • Closed December 25
  • Garden hours effective January 7, 2024: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
  • Save time upon entry by securing your tickets in advance. Walk-up tickets are available and can be acquired at the ticket counter on the day of your visit during operating hours. The Garden accepts cashless payments (credit/debit) only. 
  • Early Morning Walking Hours and Zoo-Museum District (ZMD) Resident Free Hours. Must show proof of membership or St. Louis City and County residency. Wednesdays and Saturdays (walking hours from 7–9 a.m.) Free St. Louis City and County resident admission from 7 a.m.–noon. Includes Children's Garden on Saturdays only.  
  • ZMD free tickets are available onsite for walk-ups only and cannot be reserved online in advance.  ZMD resident free admission is subject to availability. Free and early morning hours do not apply on holiday or event weekends, including Labor Day weekend.



Advance e-ticket purchase or reservations recommended. Walk-up tickets are available and can be acquired at the ticket counter on the day of your visit during operating hours. The Garden accepts cashless payments (credit/debit) only. Pricing below applies only to general Garden admission and does not apply for special events or festival with separate pricing.

Free for children ages 12 and under

View Our Ticket Options for Large Groups or Organizations


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Careers at the Garden

Find a new path


It's an exciting time to join our team, with opportunities available across the Garden organization.


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Advanced Inquiry Program

Pursue your passion at the Garden; earn your master's from Miami University!

Created for working professionals, the Advanced Inquiry Program is a one-of-a-kind master's program from Miami University that immerses students in collaborative inquiry and action as they champion change.

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Upcoming Events


Garden Guide

Every visit to the Garden represents a new opportunity to discover something you didn't know about plants and how they're connected to our lives.

MyGuide to the Garden is a new way for you to explore Garden grounds through customized tours tailored to your interests — from what's in bloom and inspiring landscapes to art and history and plant research.

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Discover + Share

Travel along with Garden staff to Madagascar, home to the Garden's largest international research presence.

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Location & Parking

The Missouri Botanical Garden is easily accessible from the St. Louis metro area and conveniently located near Interstate 44.


We kindly request all visitors to prioritize the rights of others to fully enjoy their experience in the Garden. Please be aware that the Garden reserves the right to kindly ask any visitor to depart in cases of inappropriate or offensive behavior. It is important to note that visitors will be held accountable for any damage caused to the Garden's property. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.