Safe Haven Gardens

Missouri Botanical Garden

Obviously, this is NOT the Missouri Botanical Garden's web site, but instead is simply a page within my web site that I devote to the Garden. To visit the official web site, CLICK HERE.

Welcome to the Missouri Botanical Garden, opened in 1859 as one of the first public gardens in the United States. It remains one of the finest. Its impetus was the vision of Englishman Henry Shaw, who immigrated to the then-frontier town of St. Louis and established a successful hardware store.

Shaw's garden (now the Missouri Botanical Garden) began on the prairies outside St. Louis, but eventually the city surrounded it. Today, its 79 acres include nearly two dozen gardens anchored at the edges by building, beginning with the entrance to the gardens, Ridgway Center.

Here are some of my favorite photographs:

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