Planning to pop the question? The Missouri Botanical Garden is your ideal place for a memorable proposal. Our 79-acre site offers a number of breathtaking outdoor and indoor locations for an unforgettable moment.


Japanese Garden

view from pebble beach of arching Japanese Garden bridge with pink blossoms in the background

Easily our most popular proposal location, and it’s not hard to see why. Spread out over 14 acres and featuring a 4 ½ acre lake, the Japanese Garden is truly stunning at any time of year. Stroll along the garden path as it winds past dazzling waterfalls, traditional Japanese bridges, and dramatic views of the lake.


English Woodland Garden

aerial view of English Woodland Garden gazebo surrounded by pink flowering dogwood blossoms

This garden’s intimate paths, which wander among a bubbling brook and diverse plants under a canopy of trees, is the perfect quiet place to propose. The Tom K. Smith Gazebo, located near the south end of the garden, provides a lovely setting to take in the beauty of the woodland and a private moment with your partner.



Climatron conservatory interior with bamboo bridge in foreground, surrounded by lush, tropical foliage and the hexagonal glass dome above

From the moment you enter, you are immersed in a lush, green rain forest environment. Always maintained at a warm tropical temperature, the Climatron is the perfect spot to propose during the cold winter months. Pause on the bridge overlooking the forest canopy or underneath the spectacular waterfall for a picture-perfect proposal location.


Lehmann Rose Garden

Blooming pink azaleas with gazebo in background

What’s more romantic than a rose? How about a garden brimming with hundreds of roses? The Lehmann Rose Garden has been called the most romantic of our two rose gardens. Here, roses bloom in harmony with aromatic flowering plants. Peak bloom season is early summer and autumn.