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The Linnean House is the oldest continually operated greenhouse west of the Mississippi River. It was named after Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), the botanist who created our standard scientific system of naming plants and animals.
The house was built in 1882 by Henry Shaw to overwinter citrus trees, tree ferns, palms and other tender plants that were moved out into the garden during the summer.

This is the oldest greenhouse on the Missouri Botanical Garden grounds. I think it's beauty is in it's simplicity. The Linnean house is the first greenhouse that greets you as you enter the gardens.

It's been recently remodeled and has never looked better. I also used exposure fusion in photomatix to blend the exposures and it really worked out a lot better to give a more realistic feel. This is a 9 shot HDR blended with exposure fusion (-4 -3 -2 -1 0 +1 +2 +3 +4).

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