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.

Christmas Lights

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-KRvL75g/A This is fun building on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Gardens. This gatehouse was constructed in 1895 in accordance with Henry Shaw’s will, which provided a residence for the groundskeeper of the mausoleum, museum building, and surrounding area. During the the Christmas season it is worth exploring to find some hidden displays.

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/

Flora Borealis

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-GmkbqxT/A This is part of an interesting event at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis called Flora Borealis. The “Garden” installed laser light shows along their winding paths and added speakers for a sound experience along the paths. This is a flower projected onto the side of an old home on the grounds. ItContinue reading “Flora Borealis”

The Climatron

https://greatrivers.smugmug.com/Galleries/Missouri-Botanical-Garden/i-M9cGm8s/A Built in 1960, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron is an a very remarkable architectural structure. Used as a tropical greenhouse, it is a geodesic dome with no structural support inside. Floating in the reflecting pool are Chihuly glass objects. Chihuly had a display of his artwork in the Gardens and after the show, theseContinue reading “The Climatron”