Metro-East Living

Free admission to Missouri Botanical Garden on Monday

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.