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1.  Terrace also known as the parterre in Shaw's Garden circa 1875.

Lithograph showing the "parterre." with the Museum and Observatory in the background. A parterre is a garden consisting of an ornamental arrangement of flower beds. Today this space is occupied by the lily pools in front of the Climatron; view is the to the south. The small pine tree in the middle would eventually become the first location for the sculpture "Juno." 




2.  St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall exterior.

The Garden held its first floral display shows in the 1890s at the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall. These early shows featured Chrysanthemums and would later move to Garden grounds in 1905. Located at Olive and 13th Street the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall operated between 1883-1907 and was demolished to make way for the St. Louis Central Library which stands today at the downtown location. 




3.  St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall, interior coliseum view in 1904.

The Garden held its first floral display shows in the 1890s at the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall. These early shows featured Chrysanthemums and would later move to Garden grounds in 1905. Located at Olive and 13th Street the St. Louis Exposition and Music Hall operated between 1883-1907 and was demolished to make way for the St. Louis Central Library which stands today at the downtown location. 




4.  Image from 1923 Columbian expedition led by George Pring.

Image from 1923 Columbian expedition led by George Pring. 



1923

5.  Water liliies in greenhouse.

Water liliies in greenhouse. Location unknown. 




6.  Water liliies in lake.

Water liliies in lake. Location unknown. Possibly the North American Tract. 



1923

7.  Water liliies in lake.

Water liliies in lake. Location unknown. Possibly Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 



1923

8.  Backyard garden displays at MBG showing before and after beautification work.

Backyard garden displays at MBG showing before and after beautification work. Main gate in background. 



1923

9.  Photo of different water lily leaves.

Photo of different water lily leaves. 



1923

10.  Water lilies in growing tanks.

Water lilies in growing tanks showing plants grown from 1949 seeds and 1950 seeds. 



1923

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