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Missouri Botanical Garden [slide]

Creator:
Board of Trustees
Shaw, Henry
Shaw's Garden
Tower Grove
Seiwa-en
Landscape Architect:
Kawani, Koichi
Architect:
Barnett, George L
Horticulturist:
Raven, Peter
Gates, David M
Physical description:
1 slide: col
Type:
Projected media
Place:
United States of America, Missouri, St. Louis
Missouri
Saint Louis
Date:
1917
Notes:
Henry Shaw was in business at 17, retired at 40 a very wealthy man. He built a country house, Tower Grove in 1849. In 1853, Henry Shaw decided to create a botanical garden at Tower Grove that would be given to the citizens of St. Louis. In 1858 the main part of the 79 acre garden plans had been completed. In 1881 and 1882, the Linnaean House, designed simular to a European orangery and housed displays of camellias. Reconstruction of lily ponds in 1917. Location began in 1913 but rebuilt in 1917.
Topic:
Summer
Lily ponds
Landscape restoration
Botanical gardens
Reflecting pools
Water lilies
Local number:
MO017083
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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