Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, I got a chance to head over to the Missouri Botanical Garden. I highly suggest going if you are in the St. Louis area. Of course, it was rainy and cold, but I found their indoor rain garden and Spanish garden to be just the gems I was looking for.
As soon as you walk in, your glasses may fog up with warmth and humidity. Perfect! The feeling of the rain forest is so inviting and alive. The banana trees, mangroves, and waterfalls let you forget the cold outside and relax. Every spot of the rain garden is full, some with vivid sculpture.
The place is in a large dome that has two separate paths, one leads down and the other around. Take your time, even though you have to back track, you may see something you missed the first time around.