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Monday, June 28, 2021

Gardeners Connect is hitting the road again for a day trip to Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis this September.

Saturday, September 25, 2021
$75.00
Members Only Day Trip
6 a.m. departure approximate 11 p.m. return

Origami in the Garden at Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri.
Photo Missouri Botanical Garden.

The gardens are hosting a special exhibition Origami in the Garden, which features 18 large-scale structures using a technique of lost-wax casting to create origami-like structures in metal and in a scale not possible with paper.

The installations feature flying birds, butterflies, floating boats and a tower that creates the illusion of 1,000 stainless steel origami cranes hovering above the water.

Of course, you will be able to explore the garden’s 79 acres, including rose, Japanese, Chinese and Ottoman gardens to just name a few of the 26-plus different named gardens including the world renown Climatron . The waterlily collection should be in peak bloom during our visit.

The Trip

Chihuly blown glass onions floating in the water lily pools in front of the Climatron at Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri.
Chihuly blown glass onions floating in the water lily pools in front of the Climatron at Missouri Botanical Garden, St Louis, Missouri. Photo Gardeners Connect.

Departure is Saturday,...

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