Japanese Garden Bridge

One of the nicest areas of the Missouri Botanical Garden is the Japanese Garden. The area has flowering trees, a lake and bridge. The Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America and represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. Incorporating carefully designed plantings, waterfalls, beachesContinue reading “Japanese Garden Bridge”

Chihuly Gate

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-wtrgccZ/A With “stay at home orders” in place from various government entities, it is tough to get some spring photos. Parks and cultural centers are now closed also. However, being the prolific photographer, I have over 57,000 photos stored  on my computer, many of them not processed. This gives me the opportunity to find newContinue reading “Chihuly Gate”

Climatron in green

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-S5jSktF/A I remember the Climatron, the structure in the background, being built in the late 50’s, early 60’s. It was the first geodesic dome to be used as a conservatory and opened to the public on October 1, 1960 on the grounds of Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. The design of the Climatron greenhouse wasContinue reading “Climatron in green”

Garden Glow at the Shaw Home

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-GrL5ZPS/A Henry Shaw inhabited the west wing of this house, which boasts ceilings over 12 feet high downstairs and over 15 feet high upstairs. Authentic deep moldings and ornate woodwork are unique to the original structure. The east side was the servants’ wing in Shaw’s time. The house has undergone many changes over the years.Continue reading “Garden Glow at the Shaw Home”

Christmas Scene

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-gshRcLf/A This is one of my favorite Christmas Photos. However I would not have found it if I did not follow one of the most important photography tips I have heard. That is, once you have found a good subject, take some time to study it and walk around it to find the best angleContinue reading “Christmas Scene”

Shaw Home Projection

In a unique exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden, graphics were projected onto the Henry Shaw home on the grounds. This sight and sound event was quite an experience. Here photography is allowed but no tripods. A group of us were lucky enough to photograph with tripods so I could capture this photo at night.Continue reading “Shaw Home Projection”

Archways at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Flora Borealis

Several times a year the Botanical Garden hosts these extensive displays. Flora Borealis is a dramatic light and sound show that winds around the grounds featuring laser lights and an extensive sound system. I had the opportunity to tour the grounds with other photographers and a special guide that showed us photographic opportunities. If youContinue reading “Archways at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Flora Borealis”

Spring Time in the Japanese Garden

Dedicated in 1977, the 14-acre Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America, represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. There are lots of photo opportunities in this area including several bridges, a dock, overlooks and, of course, the plants. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-8DpxzTX/A

Henry Shaw Home

This is the Henry Shaw home on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Every Christmas they transform the park into a “winter wonderland.” Visitors can follow a path through grounds and see one amazing display after another. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-rQftKqg/A