The Missouri Botanical Garden is offering free admission Monday in honor of what would have been Henry Shaw’s 217th birthday.
Free admission is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes the Children’s Garden from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, and is free. General admission for Illinois visitors is usually $12 for adults and free for children up to age 12. Special exhibits, such as the garden of glass, are at additional cost.
On Shaw’s birthday, on-site visitors can save 20 percent on Garden memberships.
Henry Shaw opened the botanical garden in 1859, and it is now a National Historic Landmark. The gardens are on 79 acres adjacent to Tower Grove Park, and feature The Climatron, the William T. Kemper Center for Home Gardening, a Chinese Garden, English Woodland Garden, Victorian District and more.