Scroll Through Summer: June

The summer sun brings about the peak of several showy plant collections at the Missouri Botanical Garden — including lilies and daylilies— while hostas and hydrangeas flourish in the cooling shade. June also marks the peak of the spectacular iris collection along the zigzag bridge in the Japanese Garden. Take a virtual stroll through the…

Fall Foliage at Shaw Nature Reserve

Shaw Nature Reserve is one of the best places in the St. Louis region to experience fall, as seemingly endless acres of tree canopies change from deep greens to luscious red, orange, and yellow hues.   There are several ways to enjoy the splendor of the season at the Reserve. 14 miles of hiking trails…

#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…

Then and Now: Time Lapse at the Garden

Time lapse photography is a wonderful visual tool allowing you to experience the passage of time at a much faster pace. The technique has been around for more than a century, with a unique link to the Missouri Botanical Garden. How it Works Time lapse photography works by capturing a series of images at a…

Selections from Our Spring Photography Interns

From colorful plantings to public events, there is perhaps no better glimpse of Garden activity on our grounds and in the broader community than in the images captured by our photography interns. Each semester a new team of photo interns joins us from local St. Louis universities and beyond to document everything from daily life among…