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Features & Attractions
The Botanical Center has been established for enhancing people's lives through plant demonstrations and education. The Gardens at the Botanical Center are a resource for leisure, teaching, and public service missions of University of Missouri Extension and Friends of the Garden. The Botanical Center is owned, operated and maintained by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
This 114-acre site includes:
The Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens
The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
The Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House
The Gray-Campbell Farmstead
Dozens of specialty gardens made possible by the Friends of the Garden
The Springfield Host Lions Club History Walk
The Federated Garden Club Perennial Garden
The NatureGrounds® demonstration play ground
Access to the South Creek Greenway Trail
Guide by Cell Audio Tour
The Guide by Cell® audio tour is available anytime, anywhere by calling 417-213-3016. After a short introduction you will be asked to enter a number followed by the pound key (#). Dial the garden codes below to find out about these gardens or look for signage during your visit! Try it now! Dial in and press the ID number with the corresponding garden.
Botanical Center 1#
Master Gardener’s Demonstration Gardens 4#
Master Gardener’s Mixed Border 6#
Master Gardener’s Kitchen Garden 23#
Rose Garden 33#
White Garden 34#
Hosta Garden 35#
English Garden 37#
Iris Garden 41#
Daylily Garden 42#
Dr. Bill Roston Butterfly House – 46#
Dwarf Conifer Garden – 62#
Federated Garden Club Perennial Gardens – 72#
Gray Campbell Farmstead -76#
Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden 78#
Example: To find out more about the Botanical Center, call: 417-213-3016 press 1#.
In an effort to promote clean air around the Botanical Gardens. No Smoking is permitted within 25 feet of the building. Patrons are asked to smoke in their vehicles or off-site.