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Irish Show


Learn more about Iris and see artistic designs presented by the Iris Society. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All ages
Date: Sat, May 6
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: Free

National Public Gardens Day


Celebrate the beauty of your local public garden as the Dr. Roston Native Butterfly House opens for the season. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All ages
Date: Fri., May 12
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fee: Free

Romance in the Garden


Enjoy the full moon and serene landscape of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at dusk. Tiki torches and lanterns light the pathway. Wishing lanterns for floating on the ponds available for purchase. A special experience for graduation or Mother's Day weekend! Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: 17 yrs. and up
Date: Fri., May 12 & Sat., May 13
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Fee: $10/person or $15/couple

Garden Concert Series


Musical guests perform at the new Peace Through People Pavilion. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Donations benefit garden projects. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., June 24 - The Shortleaf Band
Sun., Oct. 22 - Patrick Mureithi
Time: The Shortleaf Band - 7:30 p.m.
Patrick Mureithi - 3 p.m.
Fee: Free admission, $10 requested donation

Learn to Grow in the Gardens


Meet a Master Gardener for a guided garden tour and talk about special topics. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Mon., June 12 - Climbers and Vines
Mon., July 10 - Lilies
Mon., Aug. 14 - Dwarf Conifer Garden
Mon., Sept. 11 - Herbs
Mon., Oct. 9 - Garden Journaling
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $5, pay at the door

Xeriscape/Water Wise Garden 25th Anniversary Celebration


The Xeriscape/Water Wise Garden celebrates its 25th anniversary with music, guided tours of the garden, an information on landscaping with less water. The Garden is near National Avenue and Linwood Street, south of the Springfield Art Museum and the Perry Tennis Courts. Master Gardeners of Greene County 881-8909

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., June 3
Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Fee: Free

Butterfly Festival with Young Sprouts in the Garden

Celebrate gardening, nature and butterflies. Visit the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House and caterpillar petting zoo, enter the pollinator costume contest, “pollinate” flowers, see the Fishin’ Magicians, observe ladybugs and more. Gray-Campbell Farmstead and Liberty School open for tours. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., June 24
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: Free

Daylily Display

At the height of the season, visit the Daylily Garden, nationally registered as an American Hemerocallis Display Garden, with more than 800 named varieties of daylilies. The Ozark Daylily Society presents a flower display in the Botanical Center. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., June 24
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: Free

Lilium Show

Learn more about the true lilies from the genus Lilium. Exhibits and artistic designs presented by the Ozark Regional Lily Society Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., July 8
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: Free

National Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your favorite stuffed toy for an evening at the Springfield Botanical Gardens celebrating National Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Pack a picnic supper and blanket, and enjoy music, games and popsicles. We’ll sing the Teddy Bears Picnic song at 7 p.m. Free, but registration is requested at ParkBoard.org Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park 864-1049

Age: All Ages
Date: Mon., July 10
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Fee: Free

Dig and Divide Hosta Seminar and Sale

Meet the Greater Ozarks Hosta Society in the garden to learn how you can multiply your plant count by plant division. You’ll learn proper techniques for a successful hosta garden. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: 18 yrs. and up
Date: Sat., Aug. 19
Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
Fee: Free admission, prices vary per plant