Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Louis, Missouri


This 79-acre garden opened to the public in 1859. A highlight of the garden is the Climatron®, a geodesic dome greenhouse covering more than ½ acre. It houses more than 1,200 species of tropical plants in an environment that feels like a real rainforest. Another conservatory, the Linnean House, was built in 1882 and is the oldest continuously operating conservatory in the United States (the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco is older, but has been closed several times). It houses the garden’s Camellia collection.

The garden is active in conservation work and is a participating institution of the national organization, the Center for Plant Conservation. It also actively collaborates with partners on conservation projects in 11 countries in Africa, Asia and South America.

Click here to visit the website of the Missouri Botanical Garden.