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Gray Summit, MO

Shaw Nature Reserve

St. Louis, MO

Missouri Botanical Garden

Chesterfield, MO

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Missouri Botanical Garden

St. Louis | Mo

Thursdays-Sundays, July 5 through October 19  | 6 to 10 p.m. | Closed August 30-September 1 and October 3-6 | Missouri Botanical Garden

Garden Party Lights

Party all summer long as the Garden becomes your after-hours destination for drinks, lights, music, and dynamic multimedia. Enjoy drink specials every Thursday evening and live music in our covered Biergarten every Friday and Saturday evening.


$16-18 Garden members

$18-20 Nonmembers

Admission varies by date.

Connect with people who like to get outside, enjoy nature, and support the Garden.

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Chesterfield | Mo

June 28, 2019 | 7 to 9:30 p.m. | Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Fireflies After Dark

Experience an evening out like no other! At Fireflies After Dark, you will enjoy delicious appetizers provided by Sugarfire Smokehouse – Winghaven, taste a variety of libations, and go on moonlit strolls to see real fireflies. Bring your friends and learn about what makes these little beetles twinkle.


$25 Garden members

$35 Adults
$15 Designated driver

Shaw Nature Reserve

Gray Summit | Mo

Saturdays in June | Shaw Nature Reserve

Wildflower Concert Series

Local bands will perform on the Bascom House lawn from 6–8 p.m., surrounded by the beauty of the region’s largest and most diverse native plant garden. Visitors are invited to bring their chairs and picnic blankets and enjoy wine, beer and spirits from local vendors.

June 1, 2019 – PayDirt
The acoustic duo of Steve Burgess and Matt Lindstrom feature a mix of cover songs and original music.   

June 8, 2019 – Tommy Halloran’s Guerilla Swing

Tommy Halloran plays a mix of jazz, blues, bossa nova, folk and rock ‘n’ roll. The band was voted “Best Jazz Band” in the Riverfront Times Music Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

June 15, 2019 – River Kittens

The River Kittens are veterans of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Whitaker Music Festival, LouFest, and have also opened for Pokey LaFarge at The Pageant. In 2019 the group has revamped, evolved, and will be releasing a new EP. 

June 22, 2019 – Downstream

A perennial favorite at Shaw Nature Reserve, Downstream returns to the Wildflower Concert Series in 2019. The folk music trio has also performed at the Shaw Wildflower Market, Prairie Day, and Meet Me Outdoors.  

June 29, 2019 – The Gaslight Squares
The Gaslight Squares are a traditional jazz band based in St. Louis. They play a variety of jazz and blues with an ensemble stretching from a trio to a seven-piece band. 

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Photos: Lisa Delorenzo Hager, Dave Merritt, Mary Lou Olson, and Asueleni Deloney.