Springfield Botanical Gardens

Springfield Botanical Gardens

Features and 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:
  • Access to the South Creek Greenway Trail
  • Dozens of specialty gardens made possible by the Friends of the Garden
  • The Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House
  • The Federated Garden Club Perennial Garden
  • The Gray-Campbell Farmstead
  • The Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens
  • The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
  • The NatureGrounds® demonstration play ground
  • The Springfield Host Lions Club History Walk

Arboretum Map and Guide

To learn more about our tree collection and memorial trees, visit: springfieldparksmo.mytreekeeper.com

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.
Example: To find out more about the Botanical Center, call: 417-213-3016 press 1#.

Smoking Policy

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.
No Smoking Sign
  1. Fri Sep. 9 - Sun Sep. 11

    21st Annual Japanese Fall Festival Three days of authentic Japanese culture in the beautiful Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, celebrating Springfield’s sister city, Isesaki, Japan. Includes Osuwa Taiko Drummers, Samurai Sword Soul, lion dancing and folk dancing, Hiroshi the top spinner, a visiting delegation from Isesaki, authentic souvenirs, tea ceremonies, martial arts, origami, face painting, Japanese food, local artisans and performers and more! Special opening ceremony Friday night includes K-5th grade ambassadors from Spri…
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  2. Mon Sep. 12

    Learn to Grow in the Gardens - The Winter Garden Master Gardeners of Greene County lead discussions in the garden on various topics. Registration required.
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  3. Thu Sep. 15

    Adler & Hearne - Americana Music at the Springfield Botanical Gardens Musical guests perform in unique settings around the gardens to benefit garden projects.
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