St. Louis in bloom

Posted on 27 March 2013 by admin

Fun floral activities to enhance your spring.

By: Lilly Huxhold
-Managing Editor-


The Katy Trail

Take a refreshing bicycle ride, jog or walk along the northern bank of 240 miles along the Missouri River for a firsthand look at the best blooms spring has to offer. Trail riders will surely spot wildflowers and trees sporting spring flowers.


The Jewel Box

One of the most popular floral conservatories is right in the heart of Forest Park. The Jewel Box is in full bloom with a classic greenhouse design and art-deco building.


City Garden

Take in the St. Louis skyline while experiencing a fun-filled garden oasis a few blocks from the Mississippi River. The City garden features fountains for the little ones and modern sculptures and lavish gardens for all ages.


The Butterfly House

Walk into a magical swarm of more than a thousand tropical butterflies at the Butterfly House, located in Chesterfield’s Faust Park. View butterfly orchids and tropical cucumber vines in the Butterfly Garden or take a scenic walk on the lakeside terrace.


Laumeier Sculpture Park

Mixing nature and art, Laumeier Sculpture Park showcases the beautiful blossoms of nature, larger than life sculptures and events including the legendary LOMA art fair.


Powder Valley

Just down the street from Meramec’s campus, sits Kirkwood’s nature center abundant with wildlife and paved trails featuring hilltops, forested valleys, and creeks overflowing with the beauty of spring.


Missouri Botanical Gardens

Spring is in full bloom inside and out at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, one of St. Louis’s most lush attractions. Take a journey around the world in one of the international gardens or visit gardens under the glass inside of one the three conservatories.


Lone Elk Park

See nature up close and wildlife in their natural habitat while visiting Valley Park’s Lone Elk Park. The wildlife management area has elk, deer, bison, wild turkey and waterfowl roaming the grounds year-round.


World Bird Sanctuary

Get a bird’s eye view of the great outdoors with a trip to Valley Park’s World Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary houses birds, mammals and reptiles, but you can catch a glimpse of spring”s flowers in bloom on a hearty hiking trail.


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