During the month of May in St. Louis, everything comes alive! The foliage in the trees become thicker and greener and you can see it as the wind blows. This is the best time to check out some spots in the St. Louis area where you can see beautiful flowers and plants that you don’t see on a regular basis. First place I recommend that you visit is the Missouri Botanical Gardens. It is a cool spot that makes you feel like you’re in a different world.
What to See at the Missouri Botanical Gardens
It’s the best time of the year to go. Most of the plants are kept outdoors and you can see all the different types of flowers that represent different areas of the world. A perfect example of this is the Chinese Garden, which is beautiful. The trees come alive you see different kind of plants and bushes that other places have but we do not. They’re so curated sometimes they look fake! Not to mention the smells you experience from the flowers. The Missouri Botanical Garden is definitely a cool place to check out all year round.
Visit Forest Park
Another good spot I would suggest visiting is Forest Park. It’s one of the largest urban parks in the United States and it’s very wheelchair accessible, whether you use a power wheelchair or a manual chair. There are so many things to look at in different areas, but if you love plants, I recommend checking out the Jewel Box.
The Jewel Box is a glass house with rare species of plants that only come out during certain parts of the year. The cost of admission is super cheap. The array of plants it offers, with beautiful colors and smells, it’s an experience all in itself. If you haven’t been out of the house much because of COVID-19, the Jewel Box will blow your senses away.
We should all take the time to appreciate the trees, the flowers and the plants around us. Without them, we would not be alive. So, appreciate their beauty and what they give us!
About Jesse Cuellar: Jesse is an artist and a brand ambassador for Quantum Rehab®. An accident left him paralyzed from the neck down, so he uses his mouth to paint and expresses himself through his art. Jesse lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and enjoys painting and hanging out with his friends. Click here to learn more about Jesse.
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