Missouri Botanical Garden hosts Japanese Festival


People walk up th the ramp to the Jack C. Tyler visitor center for its opening on Aug. 28. Photo by Lydia Urice

Missouri Botanical Garden opened the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center on Aug. 27. According to St. Louis Post Dispatch, the project cost $100 million. In honor of the opening, admission to the garden was free for both Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28.

Japanese Festival will be in the garden on Sept. 3-4, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to the Japanese Festival will be $16 for adult non-members and $6 for children non-members, or $8 for adult members or free for children members. Festival level members and above admission is free for up to six adults. Grounds will open at 9 a.m. and remain open until 10 p.m. on Sept. 3 and 4 for candlelight walks.

Activities include an opening ceremony at 10 a.m on Saturday, Teahouse Island Tours, candlelight walks, activity and food vendors and an art exhibit.

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