Our Membership Goals

The Friends of the Garden is the umbrella organization that grows and maintains most of the gardens and collections thanks to private donations and memberships. Dozens of themed and collection gardens for Hosta, Daylilies, Lilies, Irises, Roses, Native Plants, Prairie and more are maintained by plant enthusiast volunteers and organizations.

Friends of the Garden assisted with the funding for the 12,700 sq. ft. Botanical Center green building now open to the public with restrooms, gift shop, reference library, community rooms and more. Coordinator, Katie Steinhoff and her staff are on the job helping with the details of the day to day operations of the Botanical Center. What a horticultural asset our community has gained! If you haven't been out to see it for some reason come by and introduce yourself.

Our membership has a current goal of 2000+ and that is where you come in. If you have sent in membership dues, thank you! If you are still thinking about it, your membership means more than you know in helping us reach our community objectives. Your membership is good for a full 12 months from when we receive your check.

Benefits of Membership

Most people ask what do I receive with my membership in Friends of the Garden. That is a great question, a member receives many benefits. Tangible benefits such as a free season pass to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden for two people for the season (excluding the Japanese Fall Festival). Our informative newsletters that are currently tucked inside each issue of the Ozarks Living Magazine. Reciprocity with other American Horticultural Society gardens. Plus various 10% merchandise discounts. However, the real benefit is intangible. You become part of the growing Springfield Botanical Garden movement to assist with the continued development and enjoyment of The Springfield Botanical Gardens.

Your investment with your membership dues and donations, plus any volunteer time you might contribute, will help us continue to expand the botanical gardens while maintaining the current gardens and the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House. Of course, as a member, you can walk the paths for exercise while enjoying the serene beauty of the gardens, attend our annual events, increase your natural knowledge and know that you helped make all of this possible.

Won't you make your tax-deductible investment in Friends of the Garden today? Please use the On Line Application Form or call us if you wish to start your Membership over the phone. 417.891.1515 You can help move us to a new level of garden development! (Printable/Mail In Application Forms are temporarily unavailable as we update them with the new Membership levels and donation rates.)

Below you can review the bylaws of Friends of the Garden.

pdf  Friends of the Garden, Inc. Bylaws (93.94 kB)

Crowd Funding for Butterfly House Docent

Using the MSU Foundation's crowdfunding site, we are attempting to raise $5000 for a summer intern at the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House.  This will enable us to be open longer hours so more people can learn about native butterflies and moths and the habitat they require.

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Honor & Memorial Gifts

Tribute gifts are an excellent way to honor a friend, colleague, loved one, to mark a special occasion – celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, an engagement or wedding, a graduation, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, a holiday, a special memory, or simply to say thank you – while supporting the mission of Friends of the Garden.

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