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”

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”

Hope you have a magical holiday!

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Flora Borealis event projected sights and sounds throughout their grounds. This is a laser show projected on the Henry Shaw home. Click on the photo for more information.

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”

Spring at the Climatron

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-rMJp4RM/A A gem in St. Louis is our Botanical Garden. Also known as the Missouri Botanical Garden, it is a showcase for all sorts of plant life from small flowers to mature trees; water based pants to tropical flowers; and theme areas such as their Japanese Garden. These Red Buds make a nice spring sceneContinue reading “Spring at the Climatron”

Japanese Garden

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-8DpxzTX/A A nice shot of Missouri Botanical Garden’s Japanese Garden. Spring in Missouri is very colorful with flowing Dogwood, Redbud, Cherry Trees and Magnolias. Use a wide angle lens to get a photo like this. For this scene, you cannot get back far enough to include the whole lake without adding unwanted elements to theContinue reading “Japanese Garden”

Spring is here

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-wKGJpWB/A Happy Spring! While our local botanical garden is closed (but pictured here), I am seeing people out walking and enjoying the outdoors. In our area the cherry blossoms and magnolias are all open. In my neighborhood the streets are lined with flowing trees luring people out into the fresh air.

Are you ready for Christmas?

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-gshRcLf/A This is one of my favorite scenes at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Every Christmas season they decorate the grounds for an event called the “Garden Glow.” As always this is an extravaganza of sights and sounds. You can follow the trails around the grounds for one amazing holiday scene after another.Continue reading “Are you ready for Christmas?”

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”