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Citygarden - An urban oasis in downtown St. Louis
Citygarden Mobile App

Citygarden’s free mobile app uses GPS mapping to help visitors explore and create their own Citygarden experience. The native app guides visitors through a tour of the garden, providing information, audio segments, changing images and interactive directions for each one of Citygarden’s 24 sculptures.

Detailed information is provided about the sculptures and artists, the garden’s many plants, the Video Wall, Dance Chimes and Waterfall, the events calendar, as well as the ever-popular water features. Explore with the GPS feature on your smartphone enabled in order to enhance your visit while you are at Citygarden, or plan your trip from home.

Available on the App Store and Google Play.


Audio Tour

The audio tour was designed to enhance the connection between visitors and the garden’s 24 sculptures, as well as the artists behind them, through funny, interesting and surprising narratives.

In several cases, those stories were gathered from the sculptors themselves, as interviews were conducted with Donald Baechler (Scarecrow), Laura Ford (Bird), Tom Otterness (Kindly Gepetto), Mimmo Paladino (Zenit), Bornar Venet (2 Arcs X 4, 230.5 Degree Arc x 5), and Jack Youngerman (Samarkand).

To recruit notable St. Louisans as narrators, Mayor Francis Slay sent a letter encouraging participation in the project. National figures and local luminaries alike responded enthusiastically. Recording sessions were held with each narrator, who identifies him or herself at the end of each tour segment.

You can listen to each segment by clicking “Audio” under each artist.

Click here to download an mp3 version of the tour

Audio Tour Narrators

Kathryn Adamchick, art educator
John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Senator, and Governor of Missouri
Erin Bode, jazz vocalist
Christine Brewer, American soprano opera singer
Joe Buck, sportscaster
Jean Carnahan, former U.S. Senator from Missouri
Maxine Clark, Founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop
Carmon Colangelo, Dean of Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University
Jeremy Davenport, jazz trumpeter and singer
Gerald Early, Director of the Center for Humanities, Washington University
Michael Eastman, photographer
Joe Edwards, civic leader
Jenna Fischer, actress
William Gass, novelist, essayist and critic
Torhi Harper (aka Murphy Lee), musician
George Hickenlooper, filmmaker
Ron Himes, Founder of the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist
Nancy Kranzberg, art patron and radio host
Kim Massie, blues singer
David Robertson, Music Director, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Lance Robertson (aka DJ Lance Rock), actor
Rocio Romero, architectural designer
Randy and Jason Sklar, comedians
Francis G. Slay, Mayor of St. Louis
Ozzie Smith, former St. Louis Cardinal
Mary Sprague, artist
Rabbi Susan Talve, founding Rabbi, Central Reform Congregation
Sally Van Doren, poet
Kurt Warner, former St. Louis Ram