Garden of Thrones

Lamenting the end of Game of Thrones? We’re here for you. After all, where else in the 7 kingdoms of St. Louis can you sit on an actual throne? And that’s not the only GoT inspiration you can find at MoBOT. Take the Kingsroad (Kingshighway) to the Missouri Botanical Garden and let your inner dragon…

Discover + Share: The Best of 2017

This year marked the first year for Discover + Share, a new blog from the Missouri Botanical Garden. Our goal was to give visitors a glimpse of the Garden most don’t often get to see or experience–to share our stories and help you learn a little more about the many facets of the Garden’s mission….

#Happy40JG Highlights

The Japanese Garden as seen through the eyes of Garden visitors. In celebrating the 40th anniversary of our Japanese Garden, we invited visitors to share their images of this 14-acre oasis on Instagram using the hashtag #Happy40JG. These are some of our favorites from the more than 950 submissions. View this post on Instagram #Happy40JG #japanese…

The Hidden Treasures of Teahouse Island

Seiwa-en, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s 14-acre Japanese Garden, is designed for discovery. Visitors who peer into secluded nooks will often be rewarded with unique views and other sensory delights. The most secluded area of all sits at the center of the 4-acre Japanese Garden lake. Nakajima, Teahouse Island, is the largest of the four islands in Seiwa-en, and…

The Stone Lanterns of Seiwa-en

Dotted among flowering cherries and peonies, irises and lotuses, is another crucial landscape element of the Seiwa-en Japanese Garden. Stone lanterns serve both an ornamental and spiritual purpose in Japanese culture. There are 17 lanterns in Seiwa-en, and by design some are easier to spot than others. Don’t forget to enter our Japanese Garden 40th…

Seiwa-en Japanese Garden Turns 40

Garden of pure, clear harmony and peace This year, the Missouri Botanical Garden celebrates the 40th anniversary of the iconic Japanese Garden. Always one of our visitors’ favorite spots, the 14-acre garden is stunning in all four seasons, showcasing distinct aspects of its beauty from different vantage points. Proposed by the Japanese American Citizens’ League…