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. Sat Oct. 1

    Studio 55 Autumn Exhibit Artists from Studio 55 exhibit garden and nature inspired artwork in the atrium.
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  2. Sat Oct. 1

    Monarch Tagging Learn about the Monarch Migration study conducted through Kansas University. Meet outside the Butterfly House to see this demonstration.
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  3. Sun Oct. 2

    Studio 55 Autumn Exhibit Artists from Studio 55 exhibit garden and nature inspired artwork in the atrium.
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