Albrecht Kemper Museum
of Art: 2818 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, MO
- The Museum features American Landscapes, American
Impressionist paintings and post-Impressionist works indoors and rock garden
and fountain areas outdoors.
: 123 S. Main
Street, Ste. Genevieve
, MO 63670 (573)883-3105.
Capaha Rose Garden
- Located in Ste. Genevieve (the first permanent settlement
on the Mississippi River), the 1770 Bolduc House is regarded as the first,
most authentically restored Creole house in the nation.
: Capaha Park, Corner of Perry Avenue & Parkview St.,
, MO 63701 (573)335-4124.
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
- Cape Girardeau is "The Rose City", which explains how
there happen to be five garden clubs maintaining the Capaha Rose Garden, a
Rose Display Testing Garden. Each club maintains about eight of the 42 beds
devoted to different varieties.
: 2289 County Park Drive,
, MO 63701 (573)290-5218.
Gardens, Centralia Historical Society
Operated by the Missouri Dept. of Conservations, this remarkable nature
center showcases native Missouri species. Features includes a wildlife viewing area, entrance garden, rain garden, marsh, sand prairie, and spring garden
providing habitat for butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife. Two
miles of nature trails wind through the rolling river hills with
sinkholes, ravines and deep hollows.
: 319 E. Sneed Street,
, MO 65240-1341 (314)682-5711.
Country Club Plaza
- Adjacent to a local history museum, this lovely garden
with an Oriental influence displays a variety of plants within winding stone-walled beds
a rock grotto and a
waterfall. A rose garden is a new addition.
450 Ward Parkway, Kansas City
, MO 64112-2101
Memorial House and Gardens
- A busy downtown district featuring Spanish architecture
ornamented with flowers, statues and fountains.
: 1218 W. Main, Bethany
MO 64424 (816)425-3375 or (660)425-4613.
- This 1882 Victorian house of Italianate design and rare
pink brick is operated by Harrison County Historical Society.
College of the Ozarks Arboretum and
College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout
, MO 65726
(800)222-0525 (main number).
Agroforestry Research Center
- The Greenhouses (east of Edwards Mill) house the Clint
McDade Orchid Collection, currently more than 7,000 plants.
: 10 Research Center Road,
, MO 65274 (660)848-2268.
- The 540 acre research center can be viewed by self-guided
driving tour or interpretative trails. Display gardens feature both
perennial and annual flowering plants especially suited to Missouri's
growing conditions. A small-scale reconstruction of Missouri's first
botanical garden is also planned. The U.S. National Arboretum Midwest Plant
Research and Education Site makes its home here.
: Forest Park, 5600 Clayton, St. Loui
M0 63110 (314)531-0080.
(Ewing and Muriel) Kauffman Memorial Garden
- This striking 1936 Art Deco-style Conservatory, located
in the city's largest park, offers six seasonal floral displays each year in
the 144 foot long, 55 foot wide and 50 foot tall Main Display Room as well
as tropical trees, foliage plants, waterfalls and fountains.
: Kauffman Legacy Park, 4800 Rockhill Road,
, MO (816)932-1200
This serene 2 acre garden, managed in part by Powell Gardens, is enclosed by limestone walls and offers 7000 plants. Gardens include the Green Garden (featuring a pool,
pergola, gardenias and magnolias), the Orangery, the Parterre (Canal) Garden (with a pool, bronze sculpture, tropicals and annuals), and
the Secret Garden.
: St. Joseph Ave. and Krug Park Place, St.
, MO (816)271-5500.
(Stanley R.) McLane Arboretum
- A large city park with Italian Renaissance structures,
extensive landscaping and flowerbeds.
: Loose Memorial Park, 5200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64112 (816)784-5300.
Laumeier Sculpture Park
- Beautiful Loose Park was designated an arboretum and
displays more than 1100 trees of over 450 species.
12580 Rott Road, St. Louis
, MO 63127 (314)821-1209.
Laura Conyers Smith Memorial Rose Garden
- This 96 acre park displays 75 sculptures in a
: Loose Memorial Park, 5200
Pennsylvania Avenue, Kansas City
, MO 64112
Hall Library Arboretum
- This 74 acre public park features extensive landscaping
(now designated the McLane Arboretum (above),
the Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden, the
Loose Park Garden Center, a wading pool and a small
lake. Maintained with help from the Kansas City Rose Society, the Rose
Garden exhibits 4,000 roses of nearly 150 varieties in 1.5 acres.
: 5109 Cherry Street, Kansas City
MO 64110-2498 (816)926-8747.
Missouri Botanical Garden
- This lovely 14 acre arboretum with 450 trees
representing 160 varieties features a special collection of tree peonies,
antique shrub roses, and a collection of prairie plants with over 50 species
of indigenous perennials.
Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis
, MO 63110 (314)577-9400.
- One of the first public gardens in the U.S., this
extraordinary 79 acre botanical garden has a host of fabulous gardens: the
lily onds, the court gardens, the Goodman Iris Garden, the Gladney Rose
Garden, the Heckman Rock Garden, the Azalea Bowl, the Chinese Garden, the
English Woodland Garden, the Japanese Garden (14 acres with lake), the
Climatron, the Temperate House (plants from Mediterranean climates, the
southwestern U.S., Japan and China, a carnivorous plant bog, the Moorish
Garden, the Biblical Garden, and the California wildflower slope), the
Linnean House (camellias), the Victorian Area, an herb garden, a maze, and
the Home Demonstration Gardens (8.5 acres are 23 demonstration gardens).
: 1609 NW
U.S. Hwy. 50, Kingsville
, MO 64061 (816)697-2600.
Prairie Garden Trust Nature Garden
- Founded in 1988, this new but outstanding botanical
garden surrounding a 12 acre lake features a Display Conservatory, a
Wildflower Meadow (native prairie grasses and wildflowers), the Perennial
Garden (3 acres with 1200 cultivars), the Rock and Waterfall Garden (a shade
garden with 700 azaleas), the Visitor Center Beds, the Dogwood Walk
(flowering dogwoods), the Island Garden (2 acres of water gardens), the
Greenhouse Complex (plant propagation and over-wintering), and Iris Hill.
A new Heartland Harvest Garden, including a observation "silo", celebrates
the agricultural heritage of the area.
: 8945 County Road 431,
, MO 65063 (573)295-4220
The Prairie Garden Trust is a gem of place where you can enjoy the beauty of nature. Stroll through
woods and prairie, along ponds and streams to see the ever-changing plants and the birds, butterflies, mammals
and more. Facilities include a 1/2 mile of paved trails, miles of mowed walking trails
and disabled-accessible restrooms.
Open by appointment only, March - October.
: Blanchette Park, 1900 West Randolph Street,
, MO 63301 (636)949-3372.
Shaw Nature Reserve
After the site failed to hold water as a lake in the 1930's, W.P.A
workers built a garden. Since that time, the garden continues to change every year with the addition of new plantings.
At the present time, there are over 50 different species of trees and shrubs,
over 100 different perennial plants and we plant over 1000 annuals each season.
Highway 100 and Interstate 44, Gray Summit
, MO 63039
Shelter Insurance Gardens
- Run by the Missouri Botanical Gardens, this 2,500 acre
arboretum features The Pinetum (55 acres with native and exotic conifers set
in a 19th century English landscape design around a 3 acre lake), the
Whitmire Wildflower Garden (a 5 acre area containing Missouri native and
other wildflower species grouped by natural habitats), Wetlands (two ponds
and a sedge meadow area accessible by boardwalk), and 14 miles of trails
through oak-hickory forest, bottomland forest, glades and tall grass
: 1817 W. Broadway, Columbia
MO 65218 (573)445-8441.
Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
- A spectacular 5 acre public garden at the grounds of the
home office features over 350 varieties of native and exotic plants, a Rose
Garden, a fern grotto and a Garden for the Blind (plants selected for their
texture or scent), Japanese Maple Garden, Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden,
Desert Garden, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Deciduous Shrub Garden, a Lily
Pool, a Conifer Garden, a Rock Garden, a Waterfall, Pool and Stream, and a
: 2400 S. Scenic Aveue,
St. Charles County Master Gardeners' Demonstration Gardens
This remarkable 114-acre garden park offers dozens of collections and theme gardens, play grounds, picnic tables,
and access to the South Creek Greenway Trail. Gardens include the Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens, the
Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House, the Gray-Campbell Farmstead,
dozens of specialty gardens made possible by The Friends of the Garden, The Springfield Host Lions Club History Walk,
The Federated Garden Club Perennial Garden, and The NatureGrounds®
demonstration play ground,.
: University of Missouri Extension, 260 Brown Road,
MO 63376 (636)970-3000.
The vision of hands-on demonstrations for the general public spurred Master Gardeners to establish different
types of gardens on site at the St. Charles County Extension Center.
The gardens give residents a place to learn about plants that do well in St. Charles County. Gardens include
Annual Bed and Sign Garden, Bulb Garden, Compost Area, Dahlia Garden, Daylily/Treescape Garden, The Daylily Garden (99 varieties)
Enabling Garden, Extension Entrance Sign Garden, Foundation Plantings, Herb Garden, Hybrid Tea Rose Garden, Iris Bed,
Lasagna Garden (layering soil amendments toyou create the conditions for soil development), Native Gardens, Orchard,
Pantry Garden, Perennial Garden (a Plants of Merit Garden), Plant Propagation Area, Vineyard, Azalea Garden, and Treescape.
: 4256 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis
- Tower Grove Park, a National Historic Landmark, is a 289
acre 19th century Victorian walking park featuring fanciful pavilions, a
palm house, lily ponds and sculpture interspersed among lawns, flowers and
: 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village
- Unity Village, home to the Unity School of Christianity
(a Christian religious movement), is situated on Mediterranean-style grounds
with 1,400 acres of gardens, prairie, woodlands, and recreational
facilities, including a rose garden (800 rose bushes of 40 varieties), two
meditation gardens, ponds and walking paths.
: East Highway 60,
, MO 65548 (417)934-2794.
- This site features an 1800's log cabin, a Frisco railroad
caboose, wood sculptures depicting pioneers, and 3 botanical gardens of
native flowers and plants.