Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden located in St. Louis, Missouri is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the Unites States and is in fact a National Historic Landmark. The garden is 79 breathtaking acres with everything from a Japanese strolling garden, to a geodesic dome( the first of it's kind that was built in 1960 and houses 1200 plants), a children's garden and the original estate of the founder, Henry Shaw.


What an Entrance!

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In 2006, the Missouri Botanical Gardens featured "Glass in the Garden, with several pieces by Dale Chihuly. After the show, the garden purchased four pieces to remain and these are the ones I have featured here. They are spectacular!


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These are a series of photographs that I took before my camera ran out of battery. Although I loved everything about the garden the highlight for me were the Dale Chihuly pieces. I have always loved his work, ever since I saw it for the first time in the exhibition, Chihuly over Venice" in I believe 1996 or so.


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Have you visited here? If so I would love to know what you think! Enjoy your day!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Elizabeth - your photographs of the Missouri botanical gardens are so colorful and gorgeous. I too am a huge fan of Chihuly's work. He's also from Washington state just like me! I would of loved to have seen 'Chihuly Over Venice'. His life story is something in itself. I hope you are having a marvelous weekend?

    All my best to you ~ Deb

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  2. Oh my goodness! These photos are stunning and so alive!
    What an amazing and wonderful garden, would love to visit, but just not living 'around the corner'!

    Thank you so much for showing these stunning garden.
    Greetings from the Périgord,
    Karin

    p.s. Thanks a lot for your lovely comment and visiting my blog.

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