The Lantern Festival is going on now (through August 23rd) at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The lanterns are best enjoyed at night when they are all lit up but it was cool to see them in daylight too!
Many of the lantern displays are huge!
The lanterns are made of silk, steel and porcelain
The Spy liked this elephant fountain
Galloping horses in front of the Climatron
These lizard lanterns fit perfectly in front of the Linnean house (the oldest operating greenhouse west of the Mississippi)
At the children’s garden…
We cooled off in the fountains (I did too!)
The kids in the maze…Hmmm where are they?
And there’s the Spy!
These “pincushion” gardens were very cool.
Definitely something to consider if you have a lot of succulents/other little plants!
This dark elephant ear plant is like a sculpture
The children’s garden is set up like an old western town. So many beautiful hanging baskets!
Through the foliage, looks like a forbidden city! (A large porcelain lantern)
That huge tree is an…
Staying soaked was the key today! It was hot!
Showing off a big tortoise shell!
The lanterns were very detailed; and amazing that all that silk and porcelain holds up in the elements!
Beautiful hand-painted silk! I bet this one looks really cool at night!
This one had some weird eyelash-like things
A tiny glimpse of fall! But DEFINITELY did not feel like fall today!
Of course, we had to get a few…
Souvenirs! The coolest one being…
A Venus fly-trap!
Watch out flies!
Happy Monday friends!