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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Visiting Missouri Botanical Garden

It was hot, hot, hot when we visited the  Missouri Botanical Garden in July. That is why multiple water features looked especially attractive.

I like the picture above. The water lily looks washed out, but look at its reflection in the water!

Walled Ottoman Garden was opened in 2006. Interesting facts - there are no surviving examples of these types of the garden (Turkey, 16-19 centuries), and St.Louis and Istanbul are located approximately on the same latitude thus having chances to grow the same plants.
Citrus, pomegranate and other fruit trees, bulbs, roses, herbs are presented here.

The Garden has an impressive sculpture collection

Hemerocallis was blooming, but many plants had already started to wilt.
Nevertheless, the variety of the plants and the beauty of the flowers were stunning.
Over a dozen species plus 1700 hybrids!

Victorian Garden

Don't you love this container group?
I often remind myself - if you don't have space for a new plant, you always can put it into a container!

Shade parts of the Garden looked especially attractive on the hot day.

Love it!

The Center of Home Gardening
Demonstration gardens offer many ideas!

Hydrangeas looked healthy and lush not only in the garden, but also along the streets of St.Louis.
I admired the variety with pale green flowers.

My last stop was at the Cacti and Succulents Display.
One word - outstanding!

It was a short visit, and a big part of the Garden didn't get into my camera.
Wonderful place!

***Copyright 2016 TatyanaS


  1. Hi Tatyana. What a fun trip. I use the Missouri BG's website for plant research so it was nice to get a glimpse behind the scenes. It looks like an amazing place.

  2. Wonderful overview! I am so looking forward to seeing the MOBOT gardens at the end of August. I was looking at the maps of the gardens and reading the write-ups about each area. What a grand spot. Your photos, as always, are incredible.

  3. Loved the tour! I don't recall seeing this one on blogs so it was surprise how well done the gardens are.

  4. I always wanted to visit but have not made it yet. Are you not thankful for the temperatures here? I am so glad to escape that heat and humidity!

  5. WOW! What a beautiful place. I'm not visiting our botanical gardens right now because of the oppressive heat and humidity, and the mosquitoes.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

  6. Great post. That was my favorite destination when living in the area.

  7. Thank you so much for the tour. I would love to take a stroll through that beautiful place.

  8. Great post! It´s fun to see pictures like these from across the world. I´m from northern Europe (Finland) and it´s surprising to see that even we have few of these same plant here. Hemerocallis is blooming in my garden as well at same time :D

  9. I have always wanted to visit this garden, but your photos have pushed it to the top of my bucket list.

  10. I live only a three-hour drive from St. Louis, yet I have only visited this garden once! It certainly is a fantastic show place. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos, Tatyana, and reminding me that I must make plans to visit MOBOT again.


  12. Wow...fantastic garden!!! Wonderful photos!



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