Climatron

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-HsxR4Zd/A The Climatron simulates a tropical lowland rainforest. In the Climatron there are about 1,200 species of the total estimated 160,000 species of tropical plants. It is an introduction to tropical plants and gives a good glimpse of a warm moist forest. No building can begin to house all of theContinue reading “Climatron”

Porcelain Elephants

St. Louis Botanical Garden’s Lantern Festival. Thousands of porcelain plates were used to create this fountain.  This is a six second exposure using f22 to blur the water and add the “star burst” to the lights. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-DsjcgCM/A

Cherry Tree Blossoms

My wife and I took an Easter Weekend walk around the Missouri Botanical Garden. As usual the Japanese Garden was spectacular. Early blooming trees provided the color and in the next few weeks the Tulips and other ground cover be out. https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-wKGJpWB/A

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

Lantern Festival

Missouri’s Botanical Garden every year hosts their Lantern Festival. This is a massive exhibit of Chinese art. Here is a photo from the 2012 exhibit. Watch over the next few weeks for photos from the 2015 exhibit. http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-86xqfLc/A

Spring in the Garden

In an urban area in St. Louis, the Missouri Botanical Garden offers beautiful floral settings, interesting gardens and fantastic landscapes. Here are some Redbud trees with the Climatron in the background. http://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-rMJp4RM/A