On a trip to St. Louis, we visited the Missouri Botanical Garden. It's a 79 acre garden in the middle of St. Louis, and it's the oldest botanical garden in the US; it was begun in 1859. Along the paths were perennials enjoying the Midwestern summer, and we picked the perfect day to go: chilly enough that we started our trip wearing jackets. I don't know the names of all of the plants, although they are labeled in the gardens.
|Spiky red-hot poker|
|Daisies inside the Ottoman Garden.|
|The Ottoman Garden is my favorite. I think.|
My children love LEGOS®, so we had to visit the Lego Exhibit at the garden. Artist Sean Kenney used more than 300,000 bricks to create ducks, a praying mantis, flowers, and other fantastic creatures.