Friday, January 02, 2009

Photos at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Inside the Greenhouses

HERE ARE PHOTOS taken inside of the various greenhouses at the Missouri Botanical Garden, popularly known as Shaw's Garden, after its founder, Henry Shaw. The garden is celebrating 150 years of being open to the public.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Camellia with pollen in Linnaean House

A cameilla, shedding pollen, inside of the Linnaean House.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - red flowers in Climatron Greenhouse

This and the following photos were taken inside of the Climatron, a large geodesic dome, constructed in 1960, which serves as a greenhouse for tropical plants.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - orange flower in Climatron Greenhouse

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - "red pinecones" in Climatron Greenhouse

This plant reminded me of Christmas.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - magenta and violet colored flower in Climatron Greenhouse

And this one, Advent.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - red flower in Climatron Greenhouse

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - white flowers in Climatron Greenhouse

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - yellow flower in Climatron Greenhouse

These photos aren't quite up to my standards, unfortunately. The Garden prohibits the use of tripods in the greenhouses.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - red flowers in Climatron Greenhouse 2

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - bananas in Climatron Greenhouse

These are bananas.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Pandanus (Screw pine) in Climatron Greenhouse

Pandanus species.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - waterfall in Climatron Greenhouse

One of several waterfalls in the Climatron.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - lizard in Climatron Greenhouse

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - carnivorous plant in Temperate House

This and the following photos were taken in the Temperate House, which features plants from the middle latitudes. This is a carnivorous plant, one of many in this section of the greenhouse.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - succulent plant in Temperate House

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Moorish fountain in Temperate House

Moorish fountain.

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - green foliage in Temperate House

Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden), in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - Henry Shaw House decorated for Christmas

The Garden was originally the site of Henry Shaw's country house, which has been preserved for us to enjoy. Here is a room decorated for Christmas.

These photos were taken on December 20th.

5 comments:

  1. The photos are lovely. I especially like the greens in the next-to-last one. Why no tripods allowed, I wonder?

    ReplyDelete
  2. The greenhouse paths are often narrow, so I assume that tripods would both impede walking and could also be a safety hazard is someone were to trip over a tripod leg.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Would they allow a monopod? My son-in-law has one for awkward situations>

    ReplyDelete
  4. From the garden website:

    "Visitors are permitted to take snapshots for their own personal use only. No tripods or monopods are allowed inside any buildings or conservatories."

    ReplyDelete
  5. Someone (Mr. Shaw?) had very fine taste.

    ReplyDelete