My husband and I are in St Louis, Missouri today. We were anxiously anticipating a minor break from bitter cold Minnesota but it turns out we brought the cold weather south with us.
The cold weather didn’t deter us from visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden. It apparently kept everyone else away though as we saw only two other visitors during our three hours at the gardens.
It was about ten degrees outside. Much of the botanical garden is outside so I wasn’t sure we would be able to see much.
There were also some buildings with plants and flowers. I was really happy to get into the first one and warm up my hands and ears.
The next building we went into was called “Temperate House. It was warmer in this building.
The final building we went into was called the Climatron. It was incredible. I wanted to move in and never leave.
The Climatron is a geodesic dome. It has over a half-acre of tropical plants; there are over 1,200 species of plants in the dome.
It’s toasty warm and very moist in the Climatron.
There are tropical birds, ponds and waterfalls.
Before we left the botanical garden, I wanted to see the Japanese Garden.
By the end of the day, I was frozen but it was worth it to see this beautiful garden. It is gorgeous in the winter and I can only imagine what it looks like in the summer.