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Date: March 2, 2022 
Contact: Missouri Botanical Garden Public Relations Dept.  
Phone: (314) 577-0286 office (media use only)  
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For Immediate Release 

Celebrate the season among beautiful blooms  

Spring is just around the corner, and the Missouri Botanical Garden is the perfect place to welcome the changing of the season. Look for these seasonal events happening at the Garden this spring. 


March 26: Seasonal Re-openings 
After we officially enter spring, the Garden will re-open Café Flora, the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden, and Tower Grove House. 


Garden goers can enjoy outdoor dining at Café Flora from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday–Sunday. Originally known as the Flora Gate, the pavilion is situated on the grand plaza overlooking the three large reflecting lily pools, the Milles Sculpture Garden and the world-renowned Climatron. 


A family favorite, the Children’s Garden gives kids a place to climb, splash, explore, and play. The area features slides, treehouses, wetlands, a cave, a steamboat, a prairie village, and more.  


Stop at Tower Grove House Wednesday – Sunday and hear about the Garden’s history, which dates back to its 1859 opening. 


April 1: Sake and Sakura 
5:30 pm - 8 pm 
Bask in the beauty of blooming cherry trees (sakura) while sipping sake. Specialists will be on hand to guide your sake sampling adventure. Attendees will receive a keepsake special massu tasting cup and will have the rare opportunity to explore the Japanese Garden's Teahouse Island. Seven samples are included with admission. Additional sake and traditional Japanese cuisine will be available for purchase.  
Tickets on sale now at For guests ages 21 and older. 


April 29-30: Herb Sale 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday April 29 
9a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 30 (If there are remaining plants.) 
Shop more than 6,000 herb plants, representing more than 125 varieties. Members of The St. Louis Herb Society will be on hand to share plant care tips and information about the Society. Included with Garden admission. Free for Garden members. 


May 6: Grapes in the Garden presented by Schnucks 
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Taste more than 250 international and domestic wines along with food samples, and enjoy live musical entertainment. Attendees receive a souvenir tasting glass, and wine specialists from Schnucks are available to answer questions and guide your sampling adventure. Special case pricing is also available for wines sampled. Attendees must be at least 21 years old. Tickets will go on sale March 10 at 


May 21- 22: Chinese Culture Days 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
This annual celebration features a Grand Parade with 70-foot dancing dragon, authentic regional cuisine, t’ai chi, martial arts, and acrobatic performances. Special tours in the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden (the Chinese Garden) focus on the symbolism of many plant species and architectural details. 



The Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.” Today, 163 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.