Friday, June 27, 2014

#124: Missouri Botanical Garden

Here's a little something for all the gardening lovers out there - especially in St. Louis. I guess you can say this is an iconic treasure for the city. Something for everyone to learn, be it about nature, outdoor life (oh wait, aren't they the same thing?!), animals. No matter what day of the year it is, there is always something for gardening and plant enthusiasts.
Just a simple sign at the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Dates back to 1859, making it one of the country's oldest botanical gardens
  • Henry Shaw's original 1850 home is also featured here
  • Serves as a center for outdoor and scientific research, including plants.
  • Has 79 acres of displays
  • There are several featured gardens throughout the place, including one with a biblical theme.
  • The first geometric dome is also located inside the botanical garden (designed by Thomas Howard)
  • One of the world's largest collections of orchids is placed here, which consists of both rare and endangered
One of the educational stations for children (outside the place)

Front of the place (don't know who the limo was for)

The cake, as decorated by Genevieve Esson:
Left side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Right side of the cake
Note: Two other cake locations are part of the Missouri Botanical Garden, which are the Butterfly House in Chesterfield and the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit.

Missouri Botanical Garden on FB
Wikipedia link
Official website

4344 Shaw Boulevard, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63110
Cake artist: Genevieve Esson

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