Engagement Proposals
Planning to pop the question? The Missouri Botanical Garden is your ideal place for a memorable proposal. Our 79-acre site offers a number of breathtaking outdoor and indoor locations for an unforgettable moment.

Japanese Garden

view from pebble beach of arching Japanese Garden bridge with pink blossoms in the background

Easily our most popular proposal location, and it’s not hard to see why. Spread out over 14 acres and featuring a 4 ½ acre lake, the Japanese Garden is truly stunning at any time of year. Stroll along the garden path as it winds past dazzling waterfalls, traditional Japanese bridges, and dramatic views of the lake.

Climatron

Climatron conservatory interior with bamboo bridge in foreground, surrounded by lush, tropical foliage and the hexagonal glass dome above

From the moment you enter, you are immersed in a lush, green rain forest environment. Always maintained at a warm tropical temperature, the Climatron is the perfect spot to propose during the cold winter months. Pause on the bridge overlooking the forest canopy or underneath the spectacular waterfall for a picture-perfect proposal location.

English Woodland Garden

aerial view of English Woodland Garden gazebo surrounded by pink flowering dogwood blossoms

This garden’s intimate paths, which wander among a bubbling brook and diverse plants under a canopy of trees, is the perfect quiet place to propose. The Tom K. Smith Gazebo, located near the south end of the garden, provides a lovely setting to take in the beauty of the woodland and a private moment with your partner.

Lehmann Rose Garden

Blooming pink azaleas with gazebo in background

What’s more romantic than a rose? How about a garden brimming with hundreds of roses? The Lehmann Rose Garden has been called the most romantic of our two rose gardens. Here, roses bloom in harmony with aromatic flowering plants. Peak bloom season is early summer and autumn.

Please note- No flower petals, props, glitter, confetti, candles or balloons permitted. Items are not allowed to be staked, hung or attached to anything in the garden. For questions, please contact 314-577-9560.

If you would like to make special arrangements for your proposal, please complete the form below. Proposal appointments must be booked and paid in full at least two weeks in advance. 

Our proposal package is $300 and includes:

  • One day admission for up to three- bring a friend or your photographer
  • Two complimentary drink vouchers for Spink Pavilion Restaurant
  • Up to one hour of assistance with small props or decorations from a garden staff member. Balloons, open flame, sparklers, large signage or banners are not allowed.

Our proposal package is not available during festival weekends.Proposals are welcome during these events, but no professional photographers or large props can be used, and no staff assistance is available.

After you pop the question, unforgettable wedding ceremonies and receptions can be arranged in advance. Plan your Garden wedding with Catering St. Louis.