Get outside and celebrate the start of spring at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve, and Butterfly House.

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The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids.

4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 | (314) 577-5100

St. Louis, MO

Missouri Botanical Garden

The Shaw Nature Reserve of the Missouri Botanical Garden is a 2,400-acre natural area located just south of Interstate-44 in Gray Summit. Its close proximity to St. Louis allows easy access for visitors of all ages to experience the natural beauty of our region and to learn about the history of this unique attraction.

307 Pinetum Loop Rd, Gray Summit, MO 63039 | (314) 577-9555

Gray Summit, MO



Visit more than one thousand live tropical butterflies fly freely in the glass conservatory at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Watch a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis right before your eyes. Go outside to spy local pollinators and migrating species in the Native Butterfly Garden.

15193 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017 | (314) 577-0888 

Chesterfield, MO

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"To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life." 

 – Missouri Botanical Garden mission

Missouri Botanical Garden |  4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 | (314) 577-5100