Saturday, October 30, 2010

Not enough time to visit a garden?

Our numerous visits to St. Louis always included time at Missouri Botanical Gardens.  However, our fall visit this year was a quick overnight trip for a cousin's anniversary party and there simply wasn't enough time. 

As soon as we checked into our hotel and I saw the courtyard behind the registration desk, I knew this wasn't going to be a problem. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 7 Gables Inn is a wonderful place to stay in Clayton, Missouri. 

The courtyard of the inn is a lovely setting for a leisurely Sunday morning breakfast and place to read the newspaper.

7 Gables Inn is in a neighborhood of art galleries, shops and restaurants.  Our morning stroll to church took a round about way so I could take a few pictures of the sidewalk dining spots, colorful containers, street trees, and adjacent neighborhood.  Though I missed the Missouri Botanical Gardens, we found a way to visit St. Louis area and still spend time in a garden.  

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