Want to come to the Garden? Bring your group for a tour of the Zimmerman Sensory Garden (learn more below). Or customize the experience by having a Missouri Botanical Garden horticultural therapist collaborate with you to define therapeutic goals for your group and develop a plant-related program here at the Garden.


Mixed plants The Zimmerman Sensory Garden is a very special garden. Missouri Botanical Garden horticultural therapists utilize this engaging space with many of their clients. Drawing on the sights, smells, textures and sounds, visitors of all abilities can enjoy all this garden has to offer. Explore with a trained horticultural therapist the many benefits and uses of a sensory garden. During your tour experience various plants using all your senses, learn how to create a sensory garden in your own backyard and take home a plant list of some of our favorite sensory plants. See how this small space is used in a big and meaningful way.

Preregistraton is required; prime season is mid-May through October.

Tour length: approximately 45 minutes
Fee: $4 per person, in addition to Garden admission
Participants: 10 minimum; 15 maximum

To register your group or if you have questions, please contact the Supervisor of Therapeutic Horticulture at (314) 577-9473 x 76526.

Therapeutic Horticultural Programs at the Garden are made possible
through contributions by:

Friends and family of Dr. Samuel D. Soule
Dr. Oscar and Barbara Soule
Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation
E. Reuben and Gladys Flora Grant Charitable Trust
Mary Anne Lucas Fund
Van Evera Foundation
Maritz Corporation