4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 / Cake artist: Genevieve Esson

*National Register of Historic Places*


One of the U.S.’s oldest botanical gardens dates back to 1859. It serves as a center for scientific, outdoor and environmental research, even for plants. There are several featured gardens throughout the place, including one with a biblical theme. It has one of the world’s largest collections of orchids, which consists of both rare and endangered. Also, featured at MoBot are Henry Shaw’s (the park’s founder) original 1850 home and a geometric dome which happens to be the first of its kind.

Its outdoor light shows are very popular during the holiday season.

Front of the building
Front of the building

Cake placement date:  February 24

Where is the cake now?:  The cake sold in the biddingforgood auction for $770 on 1/1/2015. It is now on private property.

Notes: Two other cake locations are part of the Missouri Botanical Garden, which are the Butterfly House in Chesterfield and the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit.

Missouri Botanical Garden on Facebook / Official website

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