Missouri Botanical Garden

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron always makes an interesting subject and this side path makes it look like it is on another planet. The Climatron is a greenhouse enclosed in a geodesic dome that is part of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Initiated by then Garden director Frits W. Went, the dome is the world’s first completely air-conditioned greenhouse and the first geodesic dome to be enclosed in rigid Plexiglass panels.

During the Missouri Botanical Garden’s special events, the Climatron is always well lit in an interesting color. Be sure to click on the photo and wait for 15 seconds fo a larger version and other options.