Are you tired of cold and snowy Midwest winters?
Take a trip to the Missouri Botanical Gardens at 2101 Tower Grove Ave. St. Louis Mo., and bask in the warm steamy rain forest climate of the Climatron, the hot dry desert, or the sunny Mediterranean climate, The Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark, was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw. During February, Orchids will be featured and the Camellias will reach full winter bloom. The Gardens are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm throughout the winter. Admission is only $8.00 for adults, children 12 and under are free.
The Garden Gate restaurant has sandwiches and meals… a little more than McDonalds but still reasonable. You can call 314-577-9400 for more information or visit their website at www.mobot.org.