Missouri Botanical Gardens in Autumn

Not in the mood to sit through a late autumn baseball game?  Drop the guys off and continue west to the Missouri Botanical Garden, an oasis of beauty west of downtown St. Louis.

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the oldest public garden properties in the United States.  Henry Shaw was an 18-year-old boy when he arrived in St. Louis during the early 19th Century.  Legend has it that he rode west on horseback and coveted a stunning piece of property.  Forty years later, it was that rich prairie that he used to establish the Gardens.

[more on the Missouri Botanical Gardens here]