The Missouri Botanical Garden's brand new visitor center is open to the public.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning for the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center. To celebrate the grand opening, the garden will offer free admission to all visitors Saturday and Sunday, sponsored by Pohlmann Legacy.
Inside the new center, the William T. Kemper Lobby houses ticketing, restrooms, dining, and gift shopping, with all visitor services accessible on the main floor.
The expanded Sassafras Restaurant and Café will offer two dining options and extensive outdoor seating, and the new Garden Gate Shop is now more spacious and features an outdoor plant shop.
"Throughout the building, guests will enjoy breathtaking views of Garden landscapes," the garden said in a press release. "Design elements, like terrazzo flooring with inlaid brass leaves and 10-foot glass panels showcasing plants from the garden's collection, bring elements of the outdoors inside. "
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