Extreme Treehouse Exhibit & Treemendous at Missouri Botanical Garden!


Branch out from the ordinary notion of tree houses with an imaginative and creative display of non-traditional structures. View the winning works of a juried competition to build non-traditional, ground level structures beneath the canopy of some of the Garden’s most majestic trees.  Come see this exhibit at the Missouri Botanical Garden April 30 – August 21, 9am – 5pm daily!

Local designers, architects, schools, studios and individuals – some of them USGBC-Missouri Gateway Members – designed and built nine creative and imaginative structures with sustainability in mind. Some of what you’ll see if you visit the Extreme Treehouse Exhibit are:

  • Inside the Tree House, a hexagonal-shaped house sprouting from the giant seed pod of a maple tree and incorporating a green roof, solar power and rain water collection
  • A Treed Place of Play, which recreates impromptu hideouts found and explored by children and features salvaged lumber and solar powered lighting
  • Reflections Tree House, located beneath a sycamore tree, designed by Ranken Technical College students and inspired by the aerial and buttress roots cast by many larger trees  
  • A “Living” Room in a Garden, which is fashioned as a living room with a grand tree instead of a hearth and defined by salvaged Christmas trees recycled into construction material 

Learn more about the Extreme Tree House Exhibit, which is just one of the highlights of the Garden’s TREEmendous year of activities in recognition of the United Nations (UN) International Year of Forest. For more information, visit www.mobot.org/treemendous

Thanks to USGBC-Missouri Gateway members Geoffrey Crowley, Tiffany King, Tom Prost and Kurt Thompson, who served as judges for the Extreme Tree House Exhibit! 

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