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Things To Do
The Missouri Botanical Garden features flower shows, live music and special events throughout the year. Visit our online event calendar to see what's "growing on" at the Garden!
Explore & Discover

Japanese Garden

The 79 acres of splendid horticultural display at the Missouri Botanical Garden offers something for everyone. Outstanding displays include the Chinese Garden, English Woodland Garden, Ottoman Garden and Victorian District

A vibrant tropical rainforest thrives inside the Climatron conservatory, while the adjoining Temperate House is home to a multitude of Mediterranean species. The Japanese Garden covers 14 acres, making it one of the largest Japanese strolling gardens in North America.

Learn more about our gardens, conservatories, and plant collections. 


Signature Events

Couple picnicking at the Whitaker Music Festival

From the Orchid Show in February, to the languid summer Wednesday nights of the Whitaker Music Festival, to the Japanese Festival on Labor Day weekend, to the Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show–there's something happening at the Garden for everyone at any time of year. 

Learn more about our Signature Events

Learn & Grow

Tower Grove House

More than 4,800 trees live on the grounds, including some unusual varieties and a few stately specimens dating back to the 19th century, when Garden founder Henry Shaw planted them.

Learn more about the Victorian District and Tower Grove House

The William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, the nation’s most comprehensive resource center for gardening information, includes 23 residential-scale demonstration garden. Visit our Gardening Help section to learn more.

Classes and educational opportunities are also available for every age and experience level.

Shop & Dine

Take a break and enjoy a delicious bite at Sassafras, Three-Star Certified by the St. Louis Green Dining Alliance for its sustainable practices and locally sourced products. Savor Sunday brunch with a breathtaking view of the Garden at Cafe Flora.

Find the perfect souvenir from your visit and support the Garden's mission with your purchase at the Garden Gate Shop, then swing by the Little Shop Around the Corner and browse vintage and antique furniture, artwork, jewelry and more. Buy a gift card.