Spring at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Prepare for your retinas to be seared with awesomeness. Spring at the Missouri Botanical Garden…

Spring!
Spring!
Many beautiful varieties of tulips.
Many beautiful varieties of tulips.
Tulips are Spy Garden's official favorite flower.
Tulips are Spy Garden’s official favorite flower.
The petals are edible (I've heard)...
The petals are edible (I’ve heard)…
They certainly look...
They certainly look…
scrumptious!
scrumptious!
Like candy!
Like candy!

Spy Sister (aka Aunt Spy) and I enjoyed tiptoeing through the tulips and…

The many sculptures in the garden.
The many sculptures in the garden.
Twisty Twirly
Twisty Twirly
Some are more modern...
Some are more modern…
Some more classical...
Some more classical…
I love these sheep sculptures.
I love these sheep sculptures.
And this angel is another favorite.
And this angel is another favorite.
The Linnean House is the oldest greenhouse west of the Mississippi.
The Linnean House is the oldest greenhouse west of the Mississippi.
Detail inside the Linnean House
Detail inside the Linnean House
And outside the Linnean House
And outside the Linnean House

There are many old and huge trees at the garden…

Many different textures...
Many different textures…
This one reminds me of an elephant.
This one reminds me of an elephant.
This one's sort of creepy.
This one’s sort of creepy.
Polka Dots
Polka Dots
Spiral Tree (and more sculpture!)
Spiral Tree (and more sculpture!)
Spring "Confettti" is Everywhere
Spring “Confettti” is Everywhere
Pretty Trees
Pretty Trees
Trees with big sweeping branches
Trees with big sweeping branches
Pink Dogwood
Pink Dogwood
Looks like a Fairy's House
Looks like a Fairy’s House
Same House, Different View
Same House, Different View
Phlox Moss (say that three times fast)
Phlox Moss (say that three times fast)

We also visited…

The St. Louis Herb Society Sale
The St. Louis Herb Society Sale

We have loads of herbs in Spy Garden but I was looking for some unique varieties…

Two types of eucalyptus were among my finds!
Two types of eucalyptus were among my finds!
Spy Sister got some too!
Spy Sister got some too!

Back in the garden, we skipped the

Climatron
Climatron

(since it was too pretty to go indoors!)

We interpreted some...
We interpreted some…
more sculpture...
more sculpture…
A Perfect Spring Day at the Garden!
A Perfect Spring Day at the Garden!

To learn more about the Missouri Botanical Garden click here!

14 thoughts on “Spring at the Missouri Botanical Garden”

  1. My back hurts just LOOKING at you two! Gorgeous gardens full of the fecundity of spring. Here we are enjoying copious quantities of rain and everything being green for a change. Pity we haven’t gotten around to getting our huge 10 000 litre water tank hooked up quite yet but we are getting to it (most probably by October when the rains stop ;) )

    1. hahah really gorgeous gardens, glad we made it down there. They have a giant children’s garden with all sorts of things to climb and play on so that will be the next trip. Glad you are getting lots of rain! The water tank sounds awesome.

      1. The rainwater tank IS awesome…but at the moment it is also sideways and not doing its job of catching all of this gorgeous precipitation that keeps dumping itself on our door step…next job! ;) I think we need Smoochie here! ;)

  2. I visit the gardens several times a year (Wednesday evening free concerts during the summer!) but have never been there this early in the year so it was nice to see the photos.
    Next time you’re up here you should stop by my garden for a visit. Maybe during the Sustainable Backyard Tour in June (when my garden will be open… if it’s ever really closed.)

  3. Bravo! Excellent post! Thanks so much for the tour of these sumptuous gardens – oh my, so beautiful! Wish I lived closer so I could visit it. Looks like you’ll have a very nice herb garden soon. Loved the garden yoga (girl after my own heart). And lo, a couple of discreet photos of Queen Spy herself! ;-) All lovely!

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