Snowy Garden

Here are a few more pictures from my walk in the winter wonderland that was the Missouri Botanical Garden on Sunday. While the garden is beautiful in the spring with all the flowers blooming, I think this might be my favorite way to see it, covered in snow!

The English Woodland Garden–January, Part Two

I know I just shared a picture of this year’s “MoBot Through the Year” location last week, but St. Louis was lucky enough to be blanketed with 10 inches of snow this weekend, so of course I have to share another, this time including a frosty white blanket:

The English Woodland Garden–January

I won’t lie…I had a really difficult time selecting a location for my monthly photo series at the Missouri Botanical Garden this year, the fifth year I will have undertaken this project. There are just so many beautiful spots! Originally, I was thinking about either the Chinese Garden or the Ottoman Garden, but when I asked the Garden what they thought on Twitter, they suggested the English Woodland Garden in addition to those two. So yesterday, I took a walk through the English Woodland Garden, and I decided it really is the perfect spot. It’s very different from the locations I’ve done so far, because there are no structures in the shot. It also includes flowing water, which is different…while I’ve had reflecting pools in two of my photo series (in front of the Climatron and the Linnean House), and the big lake in the Japanese Garden in a third, I’ve never included a stream before.

I’m really excited about photographing this spot…I can’t wait to see how it changes throughout the year!

The Linnean House Through the Year

Here’s a look back at how the view of the Linnean House at the Missouri Botanical Garden changed throughout the year:

Garden Landmarks at Gardenland Express

We always look forward to visiting the Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and I think this year’s show was my favorite yet! I especially liked it because it contains so many garden landmarks:

The rest of the display is quite lovely, too…I really enjoyed the flocked trees!

I’m always amazed by how much attention to detail goes into this show…I can’t wait to see what they have planned for next year!

Symphony Saturday

In September, Bunny and I got to go to Powell Hall to watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire while the St. Louis Symphony played the score. Moose received a similar awesome birthday gift, and today he and I got to go see Home Alone on the big screen while the Symphony played.

We were really excited to see Powell Hall dressed up for Christmas:

We had plenty of time before the movie to takes pictures and have a holiday-themed drink at the Met Bar…Moose had an eggnog, and I had the special…poinsettia punch:

Our seats were great…I think we had the best spot for hearing the music!

At the beginning of the year, I had never set foot inside Powell Hall, and now I’ve been there three times…once for a tour, and twice for “Live at Powell Hall” events. This is definitely one of my new favorite places in St. Louis!

The Linnean House–December

And just like, we’ve made it through another series of “MoBot through the Year” photos!

Just kidding. Kind of. When I saw the Linnean House in miniature at the Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show, I knew I had to get a picture of it. Here’s the real picture to round out 2018:

I’m still considering my options for my fifth year of monthly photos at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Right now, the Ottoman Garden and the English Woodland Garden at the top of my list, but you’ll have to wait until 2019 to see what I choose!

Garden Glow 2018

It’s Garden Glow time at the Missouri Botanical Garden! We attended the member preview night on Friday, and as always, we had a fantastic time.

Right off the bat, we were greeted by a new display in the fountain at Spoehrer Plaza. The lights in the center of the tree changed colors…I liked this particular combination best. I think it was a great addition to the decorations!

As always, some things were the same, and some were different. The biggest difference, though, was the snow that was still on the ground following our November snowstorm. We’ve never seen the lights of the Garden Glow reflecting off of snow before, and it looked amazing!

They had a 12 Days of Christmas display again this year, but they changed a few of the decorations, and I really like the updates…some of them show the Garden staffs’ great sense of humor!

There was even fake snow at the end, which just enhanced the Christmas-y atmosphere:

As always, I can’t recommend this event enough. It’s such a pleasant way to spend an evening, and see the Garden in a whole new light!

The Linnean House–November

It’s Christmastime at the Missouri Botanical Garden! The Linnean House, in addition to being lit up, is located next to several of the 12 Days of Christmas displays. It’s always so much fun to see Garden landmarks all dressed up for the holidays!