The Missouri Botanical Garden was founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw , a wealthy businessman ,as a public garden and a botanical research center. There are three conservatories and more than two dozen different types of gardens. We were fortunate to be visiting during a special exhibition of Chinese lanterns. Large three dimensional figures and scenes have been created using thin metal rods , silk and glue.
Most of the garden paths are wide and smooth, very accessible. There are a few sections with gravel , mulch and steps. One of the conservatories can only be viewed completely by using both entrances because of steps between the levels. The Shaw house has steps and no ramp. The tram tour is accessible.
The parking lot has handicapped spaces that are long enough for RVs. There’s also an overflow lot a block east where RVs can park. Garden