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 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.
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…