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Virtual Tours

Guided tours are currently suspended until further notice. In the meantime, we invite you to explore the Garden — on grounds or virtually — with our self-guided online tours. 

Visit our Virtual Visitor Guide mapcomplete with descriptions of the areas and seasonal photos.

Interested in exploring the Garden in new ways?
On your next visit, explore one of a dozen new MyGuide to the Garden tours that include unique plant stories, fun facts, and historical points of interest. Tours are added monthly and will rotate seasonally. How can you access it? Simply text MYGUIDE to 56512 and receive a link to the main menu or click here.

The Missouri Botanical Garden has numerous tour options for adults, students, families, and children.  Whether you desire a private walking tour, a private tram tour, or a class field trip, check out your choices below!

Personalize Your Garden Visit!

Our globally renowned "Garden for the World" is also your Garden. MyGuide to the Garden is a new way for your to explore the grounds through customized tours based on what you want to see most at the Garden.
Select a MyGuide Tour

Whether you're a first-time guest or a frequent visitor, enhance your visit to the Garden by choosing one of the special-interest tours. Tours are rotated seasonally, so there is always something new to explore. 

Have a mobile device? You can access these and many other touring and educational opportunities in the palm of your hand. Simply text MYGUIDE to 56512. You'll receive a link to MyGuide to the Garden and have access to tours, virtual visitor guide map, the Garden's Plant Mapper, scavenger hunts, educational opportunities at home, and more. 

Historical Garden
Today, more than 160 years after opening, the Garden is a center for science, conservation, education, and horticultural display. Step back in time and discover the history and heritage of one of the nation's oldest botanical gardens.
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Tower Grove House
This 9,000 square foot historic home located in the Garden's Victorian District was designed by George I. Barnett in 1849 and served as Henry Shaw's personal home until his death in 1889.
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Global Gardens
The Missouri Botanical Garden offers 79 acres of splendid horticultural displays. Take an in-depth tour of our international gardens.
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Health & Well-being
Discover the best places to stretch, slow down and relax.
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Sachs Museum Mural
The scientific heart of the Garden for more than a century before closing to the public in 1982, Henry Shaw's original museum reopened following a painstaking restoration. Explore the magnificently restored ceiling mural in detail in this virtual story map.
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Plants We Love and Why
We love plants! In fact, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of just a handful of entities on the planet working on the front lines to discover, document, restore, and conserve life on Earth, specifically plants.
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Japanese Garden
Dedicated in 1977, our 14-acre Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America, represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. 
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TREErific Trees
The Garden was virtually treeless when it began in 1859. Discover some of the most remarkable and historic trees growing on Garden grounds today.
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Art in the Garden The Garden's sculpture collection began in 1883. TOday, the Garden displays some of the most distinctive examples of garden sculptures in the country. Learn more about the Garden's sculpture collection in this ever-expanding tour.
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Sustainability Tour
The Garden's strategies for advancing sustainability include the implementation of green practices into all Garden operations. Explore practices and strategies on Garden grounds in this dynamic tour.
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