Autumn at Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden in the Fall
Beautiful St. Louis Attraction
I have traveled to many parts of North America to view the changing colors in fall, but this year as I've been looking around my hometown area I am finding some of the most beautiful colors of all. In light of this I am suggesting a vacation right here in beautiful St. Louis.
This page will highlight one of my favorite St. Louis attractions, The Missouri Botanical Garden. Missouri Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to visit all year round, but I find it especially beautiful in the autumn. My favorite places to stroll in the autumn are the Japanese and the Chinese gardens. These two areas have a wonderful array of stunning colors that are enhanced by the water features in the area.
all photographs taken by Mary Beth Granger in late October, 2011.
Missouri Botanical Garden - beauty for over 150 years
Missouri Botanical Garden was the dream of Henry Shaw. He came to the St. Louis area from Sheffield, England. Henry Shaw was a botanist and philanthropist who founded the garden in 1859. Today the garden has 79 acres of plants and flowers and along with being a wonderful place to visit, it is a center for botanical research and education.
The reflecting pools shown here are laid out in the center of the park. They are beautiful in fall with the beautiful yellow and gold reflections from the trees.
Taking a Stroll at the Japanese Garden
The Japanese Garden was added in 1977. It has 14 acres of lawns and paths set around a 4 acre lake. I always enjoy strolling in this area of the park. It seems to be ever changing as the plants and trees change with the seasons. I enjoy seeing the bridge from the lake to the island and also a beautiful waterfall near the one end of the garden. Here are some of the photos that I took in the Japanese Garden in October.
Islands in the Japanese Garden
Photographs from Missouri Botanical Garden
This book contains the beautiful photos of photographer Jack Jennings.
Halloween Display at Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri Botanical Garden - history and photographs
If you are interested in learning more of the history of the garden this is a wonderful book to read.