Tower Grove House

The Missouri Botanical Gardens, also called Shaw’s Garden by native St. Louisans, was gifted to our city by Henry Shaw, after being inspired by his travels to Europe and the great gardens and estates he saw there. He wanted to create such a garden for the residents of his adopted hometown. He also built his home here, Tower Grove House.

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Tower Grove House is a beautiful Victorian home of Italianate influence, which was popular during the Victorian era. It is preserved today and open to visitors…and always willing to inspire photographers. LOL

The back side of Tower Grove House is, as you would expect, equally spectacular:

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It’s like something out of a fairy tale or Gone With The Wind, isn’t it?

And if you walk through the gates in the first picture and up the walk path, this is what you find:

Shaw's Winter Shoot-10

It wouldn’t be hard to live your life in a beautiful home like that, would it?

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