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Posted: 5/5/2016 | Print Friendly Version



WHAT: Sensational Summer Nights, Garden-style Happy Hours
WHEN: Thursday evenings from June 2 to September 1, 5-8 p.m.  
WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., south St. Louis
COST: Regular Garden admission applies. $8 adults, $4 St. Louis City/County resident adults. Free for members.
INFO:; (314) 577-5100, 1-800-642-8842 toll free

(ST. LOUIS):  This summer, spend your Thursday evenings at the Missouri Botanical Garden for Sensational Summer Nights. The Garden will be open Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day for visitors to enjoy garden-style happy hours.

Guests can experience the garden with all their senses. Flora-inspired cocktails and light food will be available for purchase as the Sassafras restaurant patio is transformed into the Botany Bar. Join friends for a round of crafts, coloring and conversation, browse botanical books or just relax to live music by a rotating selection of local artists. Featured performers include THE Tom Hall, Llian Christy, Razia Said, The Dust Covers, T.J. Muller, Three of a Perfect Pair, Dizzy Atmosphere, DJ Nune and Ethan Lienwand.

Experts from the Garden and plant societies in the St. Louis area will be on site to offer gardening tips and hands-on plant activities. Garden scientists will answer questions in the new Plant Lab located inside Edward Jones Hall. Garden grounds will be open for visitors to stroll. There will also be exclusive tram tours of the Japanese Garden available at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. for an additional $4 charge. The Garden Gate shop will also be open.

Sensational Summer Nights is designed for adult visitors. The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden will not be open during Sensational Summer Nights. Tower Grove House is also closed, but indoor conservatories including the Climatron® will be open.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer.

For general information, visit or call (314) 577‑5100 (toll-free, 1‑800‑642‑8842). Follow the Garden on Facebook and Twitter at and

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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, 157 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.