Christmas Garden

Henry Shaw’s home is ready for Christmas. This is the home of Henry Shaw on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Henry Shaw was a businessman and amateur botanist in St. Louis when it was a gateway city to the West. His businesses supplied residents, pioneers and others. Having made his fortune, he wasContinue reading “Christmas Garden”

Henry 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 “Henry Shaw Home”

Laser Projection

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-zH6C94B/A Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Party Lights features interactive lighting, projection mapping, and laser show installations. At dark, the light show begins. Visitors take a self-guided journey through over a mile of free-flowing paths with electrifying multimedia created in collaboration with world-renowned projection and lighting experts AVI Systems and Theatrical Concepts Inc. This is aContinue reading “Laser Projection”

Burning Tree

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-h4DXF8B/A No, this tree is not on fire! Even though it looks like it is about to explode, this is part of the laser light show projection. Watching this you will see the “fire” engulf the tree and then other patterns will appear and suddenly vanish. In the end, it is just the tree standingContinue reading “Burning Tree”

Exploring the Universe

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-qg6LJBn/A A projected laser image from the Flora Borealis event at the Missouri Botanical Garden. This was part of a ten minute light and sound show projected onto Henry Shaw’s home. The video below shows more of the displays. Many of these have been depicted here. Click on the photo for a larger image andContinue reading “Exploring the Universe”

Gateway to Flora

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-zjp48Cz/A A fun display at Missouri Botanical Garden’s Flora Borealis. This event featured amazing laser light shows combined with interesting recordings and sounds. Visitors could trek through the grounds and experience the sights and sounds. See these photos and more: https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/

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”

Porcelain Stupas Pagoda

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Lantern Festival is hosting acres of illuminated displays. Here is one from a special evening only for photographers. This is the Porcelain Stupas Pagoda, constructed from more than 300,000 plates, bowls, spoons, teacups, ladles and wine cups. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-cWG7Nv6/A