Every visit to the Garden represents a new opportunity to discover something you didn't know about plants and how they're connected to our lives.

MyGuide to the Garden is a new way for you to explore Garden grounds through customized tours tailored to your interests — from what's in bloom and inspiring landscapes to art and history and plant research.


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. 

Message and data rates may apply. 

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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