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  1. Tram Tours


    Ride a solar tram on a 20-minute guided tour of the 112-acre Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. Weekday fieldtrips and private tours available for a fee. Botanical Center 891-1515

    Age: All Ages
    Date: Sat. and Sun. through Oct. 28
    Time: 1-5 p.m.
    Fee: Free




  2. Homeschool Horticulture


    Join us in the gardens for plant science programs that supplement your homeschool STEM curriculum. Designed to meet specific grade levels needs, but all ages are welcome. Registration required, space is limited. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: See below
    Date: Sept. 6 - Kindergarten
    Sept. 20 - Grades 1-2
    Oct. 4 - Grades 3-4
    Oct. 18 - Grades 5-6
    Nov. 1 - Grades 7-8
    Nov. 15 - High School
    Time: Thurs., 9 a.m.
    Fee: $3/Student



  3. Garden Story Time


    Meet us in the Botanical Center for a garden-themed story time, followed by a fun activity. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: Preschoolers and family
    Date: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12
    Time: Wed., 9 a.m.
    Fee: Free



  4. Concerts at the Springfield Botanical Gardens


    Pack a picnic and bring a lawn chair to the Peace Through People Pavilion. Donations support Friends of the Garden. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: All Ages
    Time: 2 p.m.
    Date: Oct. 7 - Molly Healey
    Oct. 14 - Casey Freeland & Atta Boys
    Oct. 21 - Shaun Munday
    Oct. 28 - Dallas Jones
    Fee: Free, donations appreciated


  5. Romance in the Garden


    Enjoy the nearly full moon and serene landscape of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at sunset and beyond for the last weekend of the season. Lanterns and lights illuminate the newly renovated pathways. Gentle background music. Wishing lanterns for floating on the ponds available for purchase. Picnic baskets available for purchase at friendsoftthegarden.org or inside the Botanical Center.

    Age: 17 yrs. and up
    Date: Oct. 26 and 27
    Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Fee: $10/person
    $15/couple



  6. Holiday Train Garden Display


    The magic of miniature landscapes and moving model trains transforms the Botanical Center atrium into a holiday wonderland. Presented by the Ozarks Garden Railway Society. Donations accepted. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: All ages
    Date: Dec. 1-31
    Time: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Fee: Free



  7. Christmas at the Farmstead


    Join volunteers at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas. Decorate the tree with hand-made vintage ornaments. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and carols. Gray-Campbell Farmstead 891-1515

    Age: All Ages
    Date: Sat., Dec. 1
    Time: 1-3 p.m.
    Fee: Free



  8. Handmade Wreath Workshop


    Create your own wreath with fresh greenery and dried natural ornaments from the garden. Classes limited to 12, registration required. Or book your own group for a private decorating party anytime through the holidays! Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: 12 yrs. and up
    Date: Sat., Dec. 15
    Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
    Fee: $25/item