Hidden behind the Shelter Insurance corporate headquarters on West Broadway, is the award-winning Shelter Gardens. The five acre garden is the perfect place to relax and unwind while enjoying an amazing view. Many come to marvel at all the wonders the garden holds including the waterfall, koi pond, a giant sundial, the Vietnam veterans’ memorial, a 19th century one-room school house replica, and much more.
Visitors will discover over three-hundred varieties of shrubs and trees, and fifteen-thousand annuals and perennials here in the garden. With all of the breathtaking flowers and sculptures, this makes for the perfect backdrop for photos and even weddings.
Everyone is welcome, and the gates are opened from 8am until dusk. So if you’re looking for your next picnic location, or just wanting to take a quiet walk through the rose garden, Shelter Gardens is the ideal place!
Open daily: 8am until dusk
For more information about the Shelter Gardens, click here.
1817 West Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203
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