Give the Gift of the Garden

Share the Garden with your friends and family this holiday season with gift cards that can be redeemed for admission, food and beverages, Garden memberships, merchandise, classes and more! 

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Victorian Christmas at Tower Grove House

See Tower Grove House transformed for the holidays.

Holiday Events at the Butterfly House

The Garden isn't the only place to surround yourself with the colors of the holiday season...

Winter Jewels



Escape the cold and experience Winter Jewels at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House! Go on a treasure hunt through our Animal Exhibit Hall, discover fairies in our Tropical Conservatory, and new friends in the Gnome Forest.
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Supper With Santa



Enjoy a delicious pasta dinner, then warm up and take a night stroll through the Tropical Conservatory, and visit Santa’s Workshop to make fun crafts. Complete the evening by taking a keepsake photo with Santa.
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From the President's Kitchen: Holiday Biodiversity Cake

Garden President Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson shares an old family fruitcake recipe that highlights the wealth of plant life we rely on to produce delicious food.


Gardenland Express

Gardenland Express

November 17 to January 1
The Garden's annual holiday flower and train show delights visitors of all ages with G-scale trains of many eras traveling through a festive holiday landscape.
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Garden Glow

Twinkling Tunnel
November 17 to January 1
Stroll the Garden at night surrounded by unique lighting installations throughout the grounds and enjoy food, drinks and live holiday entertainment.
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Holiday Trimmings at the Kemper Center

Tree trimmings at Kemper Center

December 1 to January 1
Enjoy a cozy reprieve from the wintery weather throughout December and marvel at the 12-foot tall balsam fir tree naturally decorated with hand-crafted “gourdaments” and gourd birdhouses made by Missouri Botanical Garden staff and volunteers.  
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The Garden is sharing the spirit of the season with an abundance of festivities sure to create lasting memories for your family. See the Garden like never before as more than one million lights transform iconic locations throughout the grounds into a winter wonderland at the expanded Garden Glow. Enjoy the return of the colorful Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show, Christmas carols and visits with Santa, resplendent holiday décor, traditional Chanukah and Kwanzaa celebrations and more.
 

Holiday Event Calendar

Spring/Summer Class Registration
February 01 2024
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August 31 2024
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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Kernels of Culture: Maize Around the World
May 03 2024
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March 31 2025
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Webster Groves Herb Society Display
June 22 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Pot-a-Plant with the St. Louis Herb Society
June 25 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Whitaker Music Festival: Flying House
June 26 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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PRIDE Night
June 27 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
June 27 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Around the World Wine Dinner: Italy
June 28 2024
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Sachs Museum Performance Series: “The Sacred Crop” featuring poet Waleska Font and guitarist Patrick Rafferty
June 29 2024
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Sachs Museum Performance Series: “The Sacred Crop” featuring poet Waleska Font and guitarist Patrick Rafferty
June 29 2024
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Whitaker Music Festival: Saint Chuck
July 03 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Whitaker Music Festival: Beth Bombara
July 10 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
July 11 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Around the World Wine Dinner: France
July 12 2024
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Trivia Night—Garden Style
July 13 2024
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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Member Speaker Series: Stone Carvings of Seiwa-En
July 16 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Whitaker Music Festival: 5 Star Roscoe
July 17 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
July 18 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Around the World Wine Dinner: Spain
July 19 2024
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Whitaker Music Festival: Soulard Blues Band
July 24 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
July 25 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Whitaker Music Festival: Red and Black Brass Band
July 31 2024
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
August 01 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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MBG Greater St. Louis Iris Society Plant Sale
August 03 2024
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August 04 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Member Speaker Series: Artists In The Shadows: Women Who Turned Gardens Into Art
August 06 2024
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
August 08 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sachs Museum Performance Series: “A Corn-Fed Musical Comedy Performance” by Opera Bell Band
August 10 2024
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Sachs Museum Performance Series: “A Corn-Fed Musical Comedy Performance” by Opera Bell Band
August 10 2024
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
August 15 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Missouri Botanical Garden Daylily Association Plant Sale
August 17 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis Auction
August 18 2024
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
August 22 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Around the World Wine Dinner: New World (California)
August 23 2024
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Webster Groves Herb Society Display
August 24 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
August 29 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Japanese Festival
August 31 2024
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Japanese Festival
September 01 2024
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Japanese Festival
September 02 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
September 05 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Gateway West Gesneriad Society Show and Sale
September 07 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
September 12 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
September 19 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sachs Museum Performance Series: “Harmonies of the Andes” by Intillajata Andean Ensemble
September 21 2024
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Sachs Museum Performance Series: “Harmonies of the Andes” by Intillajata Andean Ensemble
September 21 2024
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Extended Evening Hours
September 26 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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PRIDE Activities during Extended Evening Hours
September 26 2024
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Rose Society of Greater St. Louis Show
September 28 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Webster Groves Herb Society Display
September 28 2024
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Best of Missouri Market
October 04 2024
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October 06 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Sachs Museum Performance Series: “Appropriation: The Spanish Guitar, Maize and The New World” by Patrick Rafferty
October 12 2024
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

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Sachs Museum Performance Series: “Appropriation: The Spanish Guitar, Maize and The New World” by Patrick Rafferty
October 12 2024
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Spirits in the Garden
October 25 2024
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Seasonal Closures: Children's Garden and Tram Tours
November 03 2024
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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