Photo gallery: the Climatron

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A jewel in St. Louis’s Missouri Botanical Garden

This outstanding conservatory of tropical plants is an award-winning, 70-foot-tall, 175-foot-across geodesic dome built in 1960. Elegantly positioned in the Missouri Botanical Garden with a rectangular lily pond in front of the entrance, it is beautiful from every angle inside and out. I was thrilled to get to visit it for the first time since school days, and had the additional delight of there being a “Chihuly in the Garden” exhibit.

See my related photo gallery of the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden, with more Chihuly in the Garden art works.

Saint Louis has many beautiful parks. Which would be your favorite? Do you know of anything like this in another city, that you’d care to share? I welcome your input – just add your comments in the “Leave a Reply” section.

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