In a display that ranges from bright golden yellow to muted copper to deep scarlet, our trees and their fantastic fall foliage take center stage every October. In celebration of our colorful canopy, visit the Garden or scroll down to learn more about the Garden’s impressive tree collection.
Fall Color Forecast
Fall color typically peaks at the Missouri Botanical Garden during the last week of October.
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Get Notified of Peak Fall Colors at the Garden
The Missouri Department of Conservation monitors the yearly parade of fall colors throughout the state, and provides weekly updates on the changing leaves and the best places to see them. Click here to see the most recent fall color forecast.
Smoky Mountain National Park provides an interactive map to predict the annual peak of fall foliage across the country. This year, it predicts the peak of St. Louis fall color on the week of October 25.
Virtual Tour of Fall Color
Fall in Photos
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Explore the oldest trees in the Garden’s living collection.
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With more than 5,000 trees to choose from, how can you pick just one that truly stands out?
Fall Foliage Favorites
Nothing beats autumn when it comes to the breathtaking beauty of fall foliage.
Test Your Tree ID Knowledge
Put your canopy comprehension to the test with these 10 questions about tree ID. See if we can leave you stumped!