Thursday, May 21, 2020:
The Botanical Center will open to the public on Friday, May 22. Hours will be Mondays-Fridays, 8am-5pm and Saturdays-Sundays, 10am-6pm. Playgrounds, gardens, and trails are open. The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and Roston Native Butterfly House remain closed until further notice.
Thursday, May 15, 2020:
Playgrounds are now open! Gardens and trails remain open; the Botanical Center, Japanese Stroll Garden, and Butterfly House remain closed until further notice.
Friday, May 1, 2020:
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, playgrounds, pavilions, and restrooms remained closed through at least Sunday, May 31. All reservations and programs at the Springfield Botanical Gardens are cancelled through at least Sunday, May 31. The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden remains closed with an anticipated opening in late June. Gardens and trails remain open.
Monday, March 30, 2020:
Until further notice: The opening of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden has been postponed; all other gardens and trails remain open. The Botanical Center and playgrounds are closed. All programs and reservations at the Botanical Gardens are cancelled/postponed.
Monday, March 23, 2020:
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center is now closed to the public; all playgrounds at the Springfield Botanical Gardens are now closed, but gardens and trails remain open.
Tuesday, March 17, 2020:
As community-wide efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 increase, we want to keep you apprised of what’s happening at the Springfield Botanical Gardens.
Per the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, all scheduled programs and reservations at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center have been cancelled through Wednesday, April 1.
However, the Botanical Center and gardens will remain open to the public. All visitors are advised not to gather in groups of 10 or more and to follow CDC prevention guidelines.
Volunteer groups who wish to work in the gardens must be kept to nine or less, and we request that you keep a list of those who volunteer with your group should a health issue arise.
Friends of the Garden is operating under limited office hours. If you need to contact us, we are available by phone (417-874-2952), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or appointment only.
From our gardens to yours, we wish you the best of health.
To keep apprised of the latest information parks-wide, please visit parkboard.org/coronavirus.