The Jewel Box, on a 17-acre site in Forest Park, is an elaborate greenhouse that houses a permanent collection of displays of tropical trees, foliage plants and flowers.
In addition, the Jewel Box hosts several special floral shows, including Christmas, early spring, Easter, Mother's Day, summer and chrysanthemum shows.
Although its official name is St. Louis Floral Conservatory
, the building is affectionately known as the Jewel Box and is a popular site for wedding receptions and special events.
glass panes of the 50-foot tall building give the structure a distinctive look, much like a crystal jewel box is used as a setting
for weddings and receptions.
The Jewel Box retains its art deco look with its cantilevered glass walls which flood the interior with light.
Outside the Jewel Box, a large reflecting pool is flanked by two smaller pools.
Well-kept beds of flowers and other plants line the pools and the walkways to the Jewel Box.
Inside the Jewel Box are permanent displays of perennial plants and seasonal displays of annual plants and flowers.
Also indoors, a reflecting pool features displays that change with each season.
The floor of the Jewel Box is a material resembling cut stone adding to the rustic feel of the conservatory.
Hanging baskets also add to the greenery inside.
A second story balcony offers a viewing area into the interior of the Jewel Box for an overview of the floral arrangements below.
A bride's room is available for when the Jewel Box is used as a setting for weddings and receptions.