Missouri Botanical Garden - Welcome to My Garden


Founder Henry Shaw welcomes you to tour the Victorian elements of his country home and surroundings at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Opened to the public on June 15, 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in continuous operation in the United States. The Garden is an oasis of beauty in the city of St. Louis with 79 acres of horticultural display, as well as a center for botanical research and science education. Visit www.mobot.org!


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Title: #21 – How has this building been used?

#10 – Welcome from Henry Shaw

March 24th, 2009

Stop on Spoehrer Plaza Hello, and welcome to the Missouri Botanical Garden. My name is Henry Shaw, and this Garden was my gift to the city of St. Louis… Go to Episode

#11 – How old is this greenhouse?

March 24th, 2009

Stop at Linnean House busts / Photo of original landscape Although Henry Shaw owned expansive property, he planned the Missouri Botanical Garden for a… Go to Episode

#12 – How did Henry Shaw use this building?

March 24th, 2009

Stop at Spink Pavilion / Photo old entrance gate From the start, founder Henry Shaw had planned for his garden to be a place of public enjoyment. In March… Go to Episode

#13 – Why did Henry Shaw name the house Tower Grove?

March 24th, 2009

Stop at Sassafras grove / photo original look of TGH The land that is known today as the Missouri Botanical Garden was discovered by Shaw as he explored… Go to Episode