Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene / Close Memorial Park

Botanical Center
Map & Guide
Download the Springfield Botanical Gardens Visitor's Map & Guide.

Features & Attractions
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
  • Access to the South Creek Greenway Trail

Peace Through People Pavilion

Guide by Cell Audio Tour
The Guide by Cell® audio tour is available anytime, anywhere by calling 417-213-3016. After a short introduction you will be asked to enter a number followed by the pound key (#). Dial the garden codes below to find out about these gardens or look for signage during your visit! Try it now! Dial in and press the ID number with the corresponding garden.

  • Botanical Center 1#
  • Master Gardener’s Demonstration Gardens 4#
  • Master Gardener’s Mixed Border 6#
  • Master Gardener’s Kitchen Garden 23#
  • Rose Garden 33#
  • White Garden 34#
  • Hosta Garden 35#
  • English Garden 37#
  • Iris Garden 41#
  • Daylily Garden 42#
  • Dr. Bill Roston Butterfly House – 46#
  • Prairie 58#
  • Dwarf Conifer Garden – 62#
  • Federated Garden Club Perennial Gardens – 72#
  • Gray Campbell Farmstead -76#
  • Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden 78#
Example: To find out more about the Botanical Center, call: 417-213-3016 press 1#.
Smoking Policy




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.