Milles Sculpture Garden

Edited by Melissa Mauzy
Photography courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden


The Milles Sculpture Garden consists of three large reflecting pools that span the Missouri Botanical Garden's central axis from the Spink Pavilion to the Climatron.  Built in 1913, the pools have been fully renovated and display seven works by the late Swedish sculptor Carl Milles. Bald cypress trees frame the majestic vista, further accented by seasonal borders including pansies, tulips and summer annual displays. The tropical water lilies and giant Victoria water lilies peak in August and September and have been a major Garden attraction since before the famed 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. From spring through fall, colorful glass Walla Wallas by artist Dale Chihuly float and bob in between the water lilies of the central pool.  

In bloom this month at the Garden:
Astilbes,  Yarrow, Bottlebrush buckeyes, Hardy geraniums, Hosta, Sweet bay magnolia.