News & Events
Tue Aug. 3
Tue Aug. 10 - Sat Aug. 28
Tue Aug. 10
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.
AGEAll agesDATESundays, April-OctoberTIME1:30-4:30 p.m.LOCATIONGray/Campbell FarmsteadFEEFree
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.
AGEAll agesDATEMay 10-28, Aug. 10-28TIMESunrise to sunsetLOCATIONSpringfield Botanical CenterFEEFree
Summer Nature School
School-age kids are invited to a variety of classes in the garden. Second Thursday of the month. Registration required.
AGE5-12 yrs.DATEMay 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12TIMEThurs., 10-11 a.m.LOCATIONSpringfield Botanical CenterFEE$5/student
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.
AGEPre-schoolers and familyDATEMay 20 and 22, June 17 and 19, July 15 and 17, Aug. 19 and 21TIMEThurs. or Sat., 10-11 a.m.LOCATIONSpringfield Botanical CenterFEEFree
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.
AGE4-12 yrs.DATESat., July 17: South Creek Sat., Aug. 21: InsectsTIME11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.LOCATIONSpringfield Botanical CenterFEEFree program, $15/Backpack FOG members $18/Backpack non-members
Virtual Vegetable Gardening in the Ozarks
Online training presented by MU Extension Specialists and Master Gardeners of Greene County.
AGE18 yrs. and upDATEMay 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 FallTIMETues., 10-11 a.m.LOCATIONSpringfield Botanical CenterFEE$5/Class
Flora and Fauna Art Exhibit
Watercolors by Julia Barger, including flowers, landscapes and wildlife, on exhibit in the atrium.
AGEAll agesDATEAug. 1-27TIME8 a.m.-8 p.m.LOCATIONSpringfield Botanical CenterFEEFree
Growing Successful Rose Gardens
Learn how to successfully grow roses at home. Class takes place in the new rose garden.
AGEAll agesDATEWed., Aug. 18TIME6-7:30 p.m.LOCATIONSpringfield Botanical CenterFEEFree
Garden Walk & Talk: Dwarf Conifer Garden Tour
Tour the conifer garden and discuss basics of working with conifers on a homeowner level.
AGE18 yrs. and upDATESat., Aug. 21TIME1-2:30 p.m.LOCATIONSpringfield Botanical CenterFEEFree