How long has it been since you’ve been to the Missouri Botanical Garden? There are a lot of showy and well known attractions there, like the exotic plants in the Climatron, the Japanese Garden and the Chihuly glass on display all over the grounds, but my favorite part of MOBOT is the Cherbonnier English Woodland Garden. It’s an oasis of peace and tranquility that will transport you out of the busy city. Gentle streams and tall trees and lots of native wildlife will have you feel like you spent the afternoon forest bathing, but without having to go on an actual hike.
My membership to the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the best values I’ve found in the city. If you live in the area you should consider becoming a member. Individual memberships are as low as $50 per year, and get you access to the garden every day for free (normally $8 for adults). In the spring and summer you can enjoy beautifully tended gardens without having to do the work of maintaining them, and in the fall and winter you have access to the temperate house and Climatron – wonderful warm ways to moderate the winter blues. You also get extended walking hours during the summer, and special member pricing on classes and events. (No, they’re not paying me, promise!)
I hope you enjoy this photo gallery and short video of my most recent trip, and next time you’re at the Garden be sure to check out this beautiful bit of English forest in the city. (I have heard there’s a fox family raising kits there this year, but unfortunately I didn’t see them on my visit.)
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Cherbonnier English Woodland Garden Photo Gallery
Cherbonnier English Woodland Garden Video