The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center2440 S. Scenic AveSpringfield, MO 65807
Hours:Monday - Saturday 8 AM - 8 PMSunday 11 AM - 6 PM
Katie Steinhoff - CoordinatorPeter Longley - Horticultural Interpreter
Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial ParkOpen Dawn to DuskThis includes the variety of gardens in the park.
Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House10 am- 6pm, Saturdays & Sunday · Free · May-SeptTues. & Wed. 5pm to Dusk · Get an up-close look atnative butterflies as they lay eggs, then transform tocaterpillar, to chrysalis, and finally to butterfly!Guides will answer your questions. For group tours orto become a Butterfly House Docent, contact Scott at
Free Weekend Tram Service1-5pm, Saturdays & Sundays · May-SeptBoard the tram at the Rose Garden. It runs alongLake Drummond, the Dr. Bill Roston Native ButterflyHouse, the Botanical Center, and includes interimstops. Sponsored by the Parks Dept. and FOG.
Master Gardeners of Greene CountyDemonstration GardensA lively and colorful display includes a mixed perennialborder, themed herb beds, ornamental grasses,Missouri natives, turf plots, and a vegetable bed in thetheme of a European potager. Learn about plants thatthrive in the Ozarks. To learn more, call (417)862·9284.Open Dawn to Dusk
Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden9am-7:30 pm, Thursday-Monday, April-October$3 per person; 12 & under free, 417.864.1049Enjoy serenity and peace in the fully landscaped 7.5acres founded in 1986. Experience winding paths,a stocked pond, bridges, bonsai shelter, tea house,moon bridge, pagoda, and improved meditationgarden. Annual festivals offered throughout the year.
The Gray-Campbell Farmstead1:30-4:30 pm most Sundays, April -October, 417.725.4921Visit the oldest house in Springfield, MO. Discoverlife in the 1860’s through displays, hands-on activities,programs, heritage garden, and annual expositions.
Federated Garden ClubAnnuals and perennials are planted and maintainedby Brentwood, Cherry Court, Ever Green and HillbillyGardeners Garden Clubs.Open Dawn to Dusk
Missouri Native ArboretumThroughout Close Park, many native tree species are identifiedwith green signs which teach about our Missouriforests. Brown signs indicate non-native and ornamentaltrees and shrubs. These serve as guides for the homeowner.The latest additions include the Cercis (Redbud),Dwarf Conifer, and Native Shrub Gardens.Open Dawn to Dusk
South Creek Greenway & TrailheadOpen Dawn to Dusk
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center2400 S. Scenic AveSpringfield, MO 65807
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The Botanical Center Facility as well as outdoor garden venues are available for rent. Before you call, please read the policies and fee schedules, available at the link below. Private events are scheduled on a first come, first scheduled basis.
For Rental Information and other inquiries:Katie Steinhoff - Coordinator
OrPeter Longley - Horticultural Interpreter
Friends of the Garden, Inc. PO Box 8566 Springfield, MO 65801 417.891.1515 | EMAIL
The Friends of the Garden mission is to "inspire the discovery, understanding and appreciation of nature by creating and maintaining gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park and by supporting the mission of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Park Board."