I love how seeing Tower Grove House at the Missouri Botanical Garden is decorated for Christmas every year. Some things are always the same, and yet there are elements of the design I somehow never noticed before…until I look back at my old pictures, and realize that I have previously photographed the very thing I thought was new! And there are always some things that are different. No matter how I look at it, though, even though it’s always vaguely familiar, it’s also always new and exciting to me!
Last year, I shared photos of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Climatron every month of the year. This year, I photographed Tower Grove House. I love seeing how it changed from month to month!
I’m still trying to decide what I might photograph monthly next year. I’m thinking either the Drum Bridge in the Japanese Garden, or maybe the Linnean House. I guess we’ll see next month!
When we went to the Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden last month, we took the Christmas tour of Tower Grove House again. I was expecting it be pretty much the same as it was last year, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that quite a few of the decorations were different. I love how much attention went into decorating every room…even the bedrooms! It gives me something to aspire to for Christmas Future! I also love all the little details, especially the paper fans. Everything was so opulent and beautiful…more inspiration for the future!
Even though we ended up visiting the Missouri Botanical Garden later in the month than I had planned, I can’t say that Tower Grove House looks too different from when we last saw it in August. No leaves changing color yet, and even the planter out in front looks the same. They are starting to hang decorations for the Garden Glow nearby, though, so you can tell a change is coming!