Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Winter Visit to Missouri Botanical Garden

I had the pleasure this past weekend of touring a small corner of the Missouri Botanical Garden with a group of my fellow garden writers. It may have been cold and grey outside, but inside the Linnean House, Shoenberg Temperate House and Climatron warmth and color surrounded us. Read on to see a selection of the images I captured while enjoying some of the history of the gardens and the company of my gardening friends, old and new.

Linnean House (West entrance)

Camellia japonica 'Descanso Yuletide'

Sculpture by Dale Chihuly

Camellia japonica 'Descanso Yuletide'

Camellia japonica

Camellia japonica 

Wollemi nobilis

Linnean House (North entrance)

Inside the Shoenberg Temperate House



Gecko (used to pollinate some of the plants in the Climatron)


Cattleya Orchid


Phalaenopis Orchid

Eugenia uniflora

Lucuala spinosa

Phalaenopsis Orchid

Freycinetia multiflora

Freycinetia multiflora


  1. What beautiful photos. I've always wondered what MBOT looked like this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Amanda. MOBOT is certainly not a prime in the winter, but it has a lot of interesting plants indoors. Plus the old trees are still majestic in winter. Someday, I'd like to visit the grounds with a good coating of snow on the ground.

  2. The texture on the skin of the limey green lizard is so interesting. I love it! Looked like a lovely visit. :)