Hours of Operation

Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

is open year round

Dawn to Dusk

The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2440 S. Scenic Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8 AM - 8 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM

Phone: 417.891.1515

Katie Steinhoff - Coordinator
Peter Longley - Horticultural Interpreter

Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
Open Dawn to Dusk
This includes the variety of gardens in the park.

Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 10AM to 6PM and weekdays, 5PM to dusk, May 9th through September 2014. Admission is free (donations welcome) and there are docents available to show you around and answer your questions. It's never too late to sign up to become a volunteer docent in the House! If are interested in learning more contact Lisa Bakerink at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For group tours call 417.891.1515. Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, MO 65807

Free Weekend Tram Service
1-5pm, Saturdays & Sundays · May-Sept Board the tram at the Rose Garden. This is an excellent introduction to our gardens and our 114-acre park. Sponsored by the Parks Dept. and FOG.

Master Gardeners of Greene CountyDemonstration Gardens
A lively and colorful display includes a mixed perennial border, themed herb beds, ornamental grasses, Missouri natives, turf plots, and a vegetable bed in the theme of a European potager. Learn about plants that thrive in the Ozarks. To learn more, call (417) 862·9284. Open Dawn to Dusk

Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
9am-7:30 pm, Thursday-Monday, April-October $3 per person; 12 & under free, 417.864.1049 Enjoy serenity and peace in the fully landscaped 7.5 acres founded in 1986. Experience winding paths, a stocked pond, bridges, bonsai shelter, tea house, moon bridge, pagoda, and improved meditation garden. Annual festivals offered throughout the year.

The Gray-Campbell Farmstead
1:30-4:30 pm most Sundays, April -October, 417.725.4921 Visit the oldest house in Springfield, MO. Discover life in the 1860's through displays, hands-on activities, programs, heritage garden, and annual expositions.

Federated Garden Club
Annuals and perennials are planted and maintained by Brentwood, Cherry Court, Ever Green and Hillbilly Gardeners Garden Clubs. Open Dawn to Dusk

Missouri Native Arboretum
Throughout Close Park, many native tree species are identified with green signs which teach about our Missouri forests. Brown signs indicate non-native and ornamental trees and shrubs. These serve as guides for the homeowner. The latest additions include the Cercis (Redbud), Dwarf Conifer, and Native Shrub Gardens. Open Dawn to Dusk

South Creek Greenway & Trailhead
Open Dawn to Dusk

More Information

The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
2400 S. Scenic Ave
Springfield, MO 65807

Hours:
Monday - Saturday 8 AM - 8 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM

Phone: 417.891.1515

Download a Comprehensive Park Brochure of Favorite Features:
icon Botanical Center & Gardens Brochure (782.17 kB)

The Botanical Center Facility as well as outdoor garden venues are available for rent. Before you call, please read the policies and fee schedules, available at the link below. Private events are scheduled on a first come, first scheduled basis.

For Rental Information and other inquiries:
Katie Steinhoff - Coordinator

Or
Peter Longley - Horticultural Interpreter