Nathanael Greene|Close Memorial Parks
2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 891-1515


November – March:
Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April – October:
Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Gardens and Grounds open sunrise – sunset

  • Botanical Center

Equestrian Calendar of Events


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, and provides access to the South Creek Greenway Trail.


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Butterfly House

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.