Victorian Christmas at Tower Grove House

November 19, 2022 - December 24, 2022
December 26, 2022 - January 7, 2023
Missouri Botanical Garden > Tower Grove House
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Get into the holiday spirit with a decorated historic home fit for Henry Shaw himself! 

Daytime viewing
Wednesdays through Sundays 10 a.m.–4 p.m. 
Included with Garden admission. 

Evening viewing
Nightly during Garden Glow | November 18–January 7 (closed December 24 and 25)
Garden Glow admission required.

This year, the cultural popularity of plant décor in the home will take center stage as we share the roots of some of our favorite holiday plants. We will share many of the traditions that Americans celebrate and their history. Capturing hearts around the world, figures like Santa come to life through literature. Decorating trees and feasting on treats derived from plants are still family favorites, while sending cards to loved ones and singing carols brings holiday cheer to all. Garden clubs will take inspiration from these plants to inform displays that represent a Victorian trend. Explore these elements of a Merry Christmas and learn more about the way that the world Henry Shaw lived in shaped some of our favorite holiday traditions and plants we use today.