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  1. Family Fridays in the Garden


    Bring the whole family for an evening tour of discovering plants, animals and the history of the garden. Meet in the Botanical Center.

    All Ages
    Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
    May 3 - Sunset Stroll
    June 14 - Scales and Tails: Reptiles in the Garden
    July 5 - Plants and Pioneers: Life on the Kickapoo Prairie
    Aug. 2 - Ozarks Woodpeckers
    Free

  2. Learn to Grow in the Gardens


    Learn about special garden topics from a Master Gardener. May include garden tours and outdoor demonstrations.

    All Ages
    Mondays, 6-7 p.m.
    June 17 - Deer Resistant Perennials for our Southwest Missouri Gardens
    July 15 - Hydrangeas
    Aug. 19 - Backyard Insects
    $5, pay at the door

  3. Lilium Show


    Learn about the true lilies from the genus Lilium. Exhibits and artistic designs presented by the Ozark Regional Lily Society.

    All Ages
    Sat., June 15
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Free

  4. Butterfly Festival with Young Sprouts in the Garden


    Celebrate gardening, nature and butterflies. Visit the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House and caterpillar petting zoo, enter the pollinator costume contest, “pollinate” flowers, enjoy magic shows and more. Free admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. The Gray-Campbell Farmstead and Liberty School are open for tours. Daylily exhibit and classes inside the Botanical Center. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    All ages
    Sat., June 22
    9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    Free

  5. Junior Master Gardener Day Camp


    Learn something new about gardening every day — in the dirt, the butterfly house or the kitchen. Campers who complete the week become certified Junior Master Gardeners. Register for camp

    8-11 yrs.
    July 8-12
    Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
    $60/Child
    $45/Friends of the Garden Members

  6. Wildlife Gardener Day Camp


    Gain a greater appreciation for the wildlife in your community and learn best practices of gardening for the environment. Great for returning Junior Master Gardeners and first-time campers alike. Campers earn an official Wildlife Gardener pin and certificate. Register for camp

    8-11 yrs.
    July 15-19
    Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
    $60/Child
    $45/Friends of the Garden Members

  7. Junior Master Gardener II Day Camp


    Designed for middle-schoolers, camp includes plant experiments, creating inventions, planning a horticulture business, completing a service project and more. Campers who complete the week become certified Junior Master Gardeners. Registration required. Register for camp

    12-15 yrs.
    July 22-26
    Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
    $60/Child
    $45/Friends of the Garden Members