Is there any place in St. Louis that is more beautiful in early April than the Japanese Garden area of the Missouri Botanical Garden? Absolutely not.
I am a bit biased, because I adore the Japanese Garden and think it's gorgeous year round. But there is something really special about this time of year. Jonathan and I spent a lovely morning taking pictures and walking around. For quite a while we practically had the place to ourselves! Eventually some preschool groups arrived and the solace was a bit disturbed, but it was still perfectly lovely. I highly, highly recommend a trip to the Garden very soon!!
Jonathan would like to point out that he had the most comfortable way to tour the Garden and still stay warm on a chilly spring morning.
All pics below are specifically from the Japanese Garden area of the Garden.