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May 13 to August 13 at Missouri Botanical Garden

Presented by

May 13 through August 13

the art of craig mitchell smith

Garden of Glass

at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Experience the Garden's Climatron® conservatory like never before as it blooms with larger-than-life fused glass works of art by Craig Mitchell Smith. 


All summer long, see colorful glass orchids, orange blossoms, dandelions and more flourishing amid the lush, tropical setting of the Climatron, then watch these stunning creations transform as they are illuminated for special night viewings every Thursday through Saturday evening.

Peters Family Charitable Trust

The Corporate Council of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Sponsorship by

Presented by

The Young Friends Council of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Garden Members

Daytime Admissions

(ages 13 & up)

Daily | May 13 through August 13 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$

Includes Garden admission

General Admission

(ages 3–12)

Includes Garden admission

$

17

Sunday | May 28 | 7 to 11 p.m.

Adult

Additional charges may apply.

$

Adult

(ages 13 & up)

Child

7

Child

12

$

6

(ages 3–12)

Arrive early and stay late for a stroll through the Garden, food, beverages and music!

Hours and Admissions

Garden Members

16

5

$

Adult

10

$

$

(ages 13 & up)

4

Child

$

Adult

(ages 3–12)

(ages 13 & up)

Child

(ages 3–12)

Evening tickets include admission to Garden grounds between 7 and 11 p.m. (last admission at 10 p.m.) and timed entry to the Climatron available every 30 minutes.

Evening Admissions

Thursdays-Saturdays | May 25 through August 12 | 7 to 11 p.m.

Enjoy nightly activities with

General Admission

The Missouri Botanical Garden is easily accessible throughout the metro area and conveniently located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110.

(314) 577-5100

Getting Here

There is no charge for parking at the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the event that the parking lot is full, visitors should use the free parking at the Metro multi-modal lots at the corner of Shaw Boulevard and Vandeventer.

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Craig Mitchell Smith

About the artist

Artist Craig Mitchell Smith finds inspiration in the beauty he sees in nature every day, and the 30 pieces he's created for Garden of Glass are intended to instill the joy of inspiration and the love of nature in Garden visitors. 


 Drawing from experience in theatrical set design, landscape and floral design, carpentry, plumbing, and more, Mitchell Smith specializes in fused glass, a technique that differs from traditional blown glass. Mitchell Smith imagines each component as a painting and employs a unique approach combining fusing, ingenious texturing, slumping and cold working to create his colorful pieces.

"To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life." 

 – Missouri Botanical Garden mission

Est. 1859 | 79 Acres | St. Louis, Mo

About the

Missouri 

Botanical Garden

Founded in 1859, the Missouri Botanical Garden is the nation's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation and a National Historic Landmark. The Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. 


The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw's original 1850 estate home, and one of the world's largest collections of rare and endangered orchids. For over 158 years, the Garden has been an oasis in the city, a place of beauty and family fun—and also a center for education, science, and conservation.

Missouri Botanical Garden |  4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110 | (314) 577-5100