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Gardens of St. Louis
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 7:30AM - 6:30PM
Contact COMMUNITY & CORPORATE EDUCATION 618-437-5321, X.1714

St. Louis is home to one of the top 3 Botanical Gardens in the country. On this trip, we will visit the Missouri Botanical Gardens, home to the world’s first climatron building and at the forefront of plant holdings and biological research. You’ll enjoy a private tram ride through the Garden and take in the spring colors in bloom. You’ll also receive a gift card for lunch at Sassafras Café and have time to visit the amazing gift shop.

After lunch we will head to Bowood Farms. Originally located in Clarksville, MO, this perennial grower expanded its reach into the St. Louis market and opened in the Central West End in a decaying warehouse. The visionaries at Bowood Farms saw the makings of a natural greenhouse-style facility and   began the rehab in January 2005. Today, the Bowood team continually seeks out the best plant vendors to complement their offerings so there is always something in bloom no matter the time of year.

Later that afternoon we will visit one of the newest public gardens in St. Louis, The Heman Park Bird Habitat Garden. The St. Louis region is on the great Mississippi migratory bird flyway. In addition to beautifying the area by utilizing native plants, the new garden will provide food and habitat for both local and migratory birds.

Tour fees, lunch, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included.

You must pre-register by April 10th.


ILR 9300-02 

Thursday, 5/23

Bus departs from Main Campus at 7:30am: return by 6:30pm

Bus departs from Mt. Vernon Marketplace at 8:00am: return by 6:00pm

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