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  • 2018 Summer Garden Show

    Bicentennial Blooms is a season-long birthday celebration for the U.S.’s 21st state – and this year’s theme for the L&C Monticello Sculpture Gardens' 5th annual curated summer garden show.

    Bicentennial Blooms will explore the rich history of Illinois and the Godfrey area. Visitors will journey through time to discover the region’s natural history and our state’s achievements in agriculture, industry and human development through interpretive panels installed at viewing points across L&C's Godfrey Campus.

    Self-guided tours of the show's 11 pocket gardens are completely free. Come by campus anytime during the day and grab a free tour map from Security to take a stroll at your own pace. Peak dates will be in June and July.

    If you have 10 people or more, book a free group tour by contacting Horticulture Manager Ethan Braasch at Group tours are typically available from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday through Friday only.


    The Monticello Sculpture Gardens is a botanic garden as well as a signature garden of the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Each year, the annual curated summer garden show aims to connect people with plants as part of the educational continuum of Lewis and Clark.

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