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  1. Gray/Campbell Farmstead Open House


    Visit with volunteer docents to look inside historic buildings and learn more about life in the Ozarks in the 1860s. Open weather permitting.


    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Sundays, April-October
    TIME
    1:30-4:30 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Gray/Campbell Farmstead
    FEE
    Free

     

  2. StoryWalk


    Discover pages of an illustrated book, as you walk along a path in the park. Presented in partnership with the Springfield-Greene County Library District.


    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    May 10-28, Aug. 10-28
    TIME
    Sunrise to sunset
    LOCATION
    Springfield Botanical Center
    FEE
    Free

     

  3. Summer Nature School


    School-age kids are invited to a variety of classes in the garden. Second Thursday of the month. Registration required.


    AGE
    5-12 yrs.
    DATE
    May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12
    TIME
    Thurs., 10-11 a.m.
    LOCATION
    Springfield Botanical Center
    FEE
    $5/student

     

  4. Garden Story Time


    Pre-schoolers and family are invited to listen to a garden-themed story followed by a fun environmental-based craft or activity. Held on the third Thursday and Saturday.


    AGE
    Pre-schoolers and family
    DATE
    May 20 and 22, June 17 and 19, July 15 and 17, Aug. 19 and 21
    TIME
    Thurs. or Sat., 10-11 a.m.
    LOCATION
    Springfield Botanical Center
    FEE
    Free

     

  5. Backpack Buddy Adventures


    Grab a fully-stocked Explorer Backpack and join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month to look more closely at the wild things in the garden.


    AGE
    4-12 yrs.
    DATE
    Sat., July 17: South Creek Sat., Aug. 21: Insects
    TIME
    11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Springfield Botanical Center
    FEE
    Free program, $15/Backpack FOG members $18/Backpack non-members

     

  6. Virtual Vegetable Gardening in the Ozarks


    Online training presented by MU Extension Specialists and Master Gardeners of Greene County.


    AGE
    18 yrs. and up
    DATE
    May 11: Warm Season Vegetables for Summer; May 25: Watering the Vegetable Garden; June 8: All About Tomatoes; June 22: Insect and Disease Management in the Vegetable Garden; June 29: Canning, Freezing and Drying the Garden Harvest; July 13: Vegetable Nutrition and Recipes; August 3: Donating Excess Vegetables; August 10: Cool Season Vegetables for Fall
    TIME
    Tues., 10-11 a.m.
    LOCATION
    Springfield Botanical Center
    FEE
    $5/Class

     

  7. Flora and Fauna Art Exhibit


    Watercolors by Julia Barger, including flowers, landscapes and wildlife, on exhibit in the atrium.


    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Aug. 1-27
    TIME
    8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Springfield Botanical Center
    FEE
    Free

     

  8. Growing Successful Rose Gardens


    Learn how to successfully grow roses at home. Class takes place in the new rose garden.


    AGE
    All ages
    DATE
    Wed., Aug. 18
    TIME
    6-7:30 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Springfield Botanical Center
    FEE
    Free

     

  9. Garden Walk & Talk: Dwarf Conifer Garden Tour


    Tour the conifer garden and discuss basics of working with conifers on a homeowner level.


    AGE
    18 yrs. and up
    DATE
    Sat., Aug. 21
    TIME
    1-2:30 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Springfield Botanical Center
    FEE
    Free