Spring is a beautiful time to be in Missouri! If you’ve never seen all the flowers and trees in full bloom, then you are really missing out! Missouri is well-known for our gorgeous flowering dogwood trees. In fact, it is our official state tree and there are several spring festivals dedicated to celebrate their blooming across the state! Dogwoods aren’t the only things in bloom, though. Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri has several member inns located in areas with beautiful flowers, trees, and landscapes you’ll love soaking in during your vacation to Missouri. Keep reading to learn about some great destinations to celebrate spring in Missouri!
Missouri is home to some incredible garden parks and botanical gardens. Check out some of the best below!
(Photo Credit: Missouri Botanical Garden)
This garden is a National Historic Landmark, having been founded and continuously operated since 1859 – the oldest botanical garden in the nation! There are 79 acres of horticulture to explore, but the garden isn’t just about beauty. It is also a center for botanical research and science education. How cool is that?
Now through October 10th, 2021, you can visit the garden and enjoy the incredible visiting show: OrigamiintheGarden | A Monumental Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. There are 18 large sculpture throughout the garden to enjoy while taking in the rest of the beautiful scenery. This show is also included in the cost of admission.
(Photo Credit: Powell Gardens)
This botanical garden is actually eight themed gardens, designed together in one massive 970-acre space. Go explore their Children’s Garden, David T. Beals III Woodland & Stream Garden, Fountain Garden, Heartland Harvest Garden, Marlese Lowe Gourley Island Garden, Memorial Garden, Perennial Garden, and the Visitor Center Landscape! They are also home to incredible rotating exhibitions (including an astounding Festival of Butterflies), great architecture, fun festivals, and a three-mile nature trail you’ll love.
(Photo Credit: Springfield Botanical Gardens)
These gardens host classes and exhibitions year-round, so there is always something new to learn and see! In May, you can enjoy the blooming roses, irises, and peonies in the garden. This is also when their Roston Native Butterfly House opens! There is even a 7.5-acre Japanese garden – called the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden – that takes you on a peaceful journey through a meditation garden and traditional Japanese features.
Missouri State Parks
The Missouri State Parks system is absolutely incredible! You don’t have to pay incredibly high entrance fees to enjoy and explore nature here. It’s for everyone! According to VisitMissouri.com, some of the best state parks to visit to view gorgeous blooming trees and flowers include Lake of the Ozarks, Bennett Spring, Truman Lake, Echo Bluff, and Table Rock Lake. Some of the best ways to enjoy spring in Missouri is by going camping or taking a float trip on one of our beautiful many rivers! To learn more about our rivers, click here.
Missouri truly is a great place to visit any time of year – there is no “off season” here! Spring is great because of all the incredible blooming flowers and trees, the green scenery returning, birds starting to sing again, and wildlife coming out of winter hiding. It’s truly a sight to behold! Make the most of your visit to the Show Me State and stay in the best bed and breakfasts in Missouri. Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri always makes sure our members are licensed, inspected, clean, hospitable, have on-site breakfasts you’ll love, and are sure to give you a warm welcome and insight on the area. Book your stay today!
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