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Shelter Gardens

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This is a beautiful park. My family took wedding pictures here. This is a perfect romantic and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joplin, Missouri
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Beautiful area

The Shelter Gardens are beautiful and offer a rose garden, water features, a gazebo, a raised... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Deb D
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1817 W Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203-1107
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park. My family took wedding pictures here. This is a perfect romantic and relaxing park.

Thank Haba1ba
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Shelter Gardens are beautiful and offer a rose garden, water features, a gazebo, a raised garden with braille labels. They offer a wide variety of plants to view; many have species labels. It's a wonderful area to visit during any season, and I've taken...More

Thank Deb D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have no idea what it's like inside because when you get there there's no entrance, sign or any obvious way to get in. Ridiculous. We left.

Thank Sal B
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Located on the campus of Shelter Insurance Home office this beautifully tended to garden is a community icon. Free to the public, one can enjoy the beauty and serenity of this unique garden. It is set up in thematic sections including a schoolhouse.. If you...More

1  Thank Linhar11
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Shelter Garden's is a well maintained garden of flowers and beautifully landscaped. I have used the Garden's for many photo sessions and several friends have had weddings here. Take a walk through and you will love it. Totally free to visit.

Thank dlucia1956
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Way better than you would think since it was in the middle of the city. They have a small waterfall that runs into a pond stocked with coy fish. Paths lead you along areas of trees, bushes, flowers and everything is marked so you know...More

Thank skipsaundra
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Quiet beautiful free park like garden. Perfect activity with our autistic daughter! They have a number of surprising and beautiful trees and plants. Very well kept.

1  Thank 70K1M
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

An island of well tended green space where locals enjoy concerts, weddings, and just family or personal time. Local plantings of trees, native plants, and varietals delight in all seasons. Kudos to local insurance company Shelter for providing this site for our enjoyment.

1  Thank Greg G
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

A great garden to walk through and there is always something to see year round. It is open daily from 8am to dusk.

Thank fern1615
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Try visiting during the mild months and it'll be much more enjoyable. The greenery is amazing and ideal for a picnic on a spring day.

Thank HortDude
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Depending on whether severe weather conditions come early, the area is always very nice for a pleasant stroll. Most flowering plants will not be blooming but there are some evergreen areas. Perhaps this would not be a good... More