Mission: 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’s Greene County office, Friends of the Garden and other park partners.

Nathanael Greene/ Close Memorial Park; 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807

Contact Information:

By appointment; All groups must register their group with the Botanical Center prior to arrival. 

Guided Programs

These programs are available Monday through Thursday, from April until October.

Paid, guided programs should be scheduled no less than 72 hours in advance. Applications must be submitted to reserve your program. Pre-payment is preferred. If paying day of, group leader should collect all fees prior to the program and submit payment in the gift shop as 1 transaction. Refunds for cancelled tours can be submitted in writing 5 days prior to the event, and are subject to a $10 processing fee. Download our Group Request Form.

Special Activities

Volunteer work projects including tree and flower planting and garden maintenance can be arranged with the Botanical Center. Katie Keith or 417-891-1515
Age/ Grade Level: All ages!
Group Size: 25/ guided programs; larger groups will be divided and rotate through different activities. Combined groups, especially home school should be within 2 grades levels.
Fees: Vary per venue and activity
Lunch: Picnic tables and pavilions are located throughout the park. Refreshments available in the Botanical Boutique and Marketplace.