Rentals

Making a Reservation


The Botanical Center is pleased to offer meeting space for social gatherings and business functions. Contact us for all your needs in the Greene - Close Memorial Park at 417-891-1515. Before you call, please read the policies and fee schedules. Private events are scheduled on a first come, first scheduled basis.

Spaces Available for Rent


Rooftop Garden


Atop the Botanical Center, big skies and breath-taking views of the grand vista leading to Drummond Lake. Conveniently located adjacent to the main parking lot and above the main building, this area can accommodate larger wedding parties and is well-suited for hosting social events.
Rooftop Garden

Botanical Center Meeting Rooms


Wi-Fi capability and state of the art A/V, the botanical center can help with meetings and conferences! The room(s) can be set to your specifications and includes a warming kitchen. Access to the Warming Kitchen is available when you rent the Full Meeting Room or West Meeting Room. Groups should supply their own serving equipment, coffee pot, utensils, plates, cups, napkins, condiments and tablecloths.
Botanical Center Meeting Rooms

Workshop Studio


The workshop is a great place for hosting hands-on arts and crafts, kids' parties, and staging special events
Workshop Studio

Hosta Garden - Drummond Deck


Cool shade and soothing cascades make the hosta garden one of the most popular areas for wedding rentals. This garden-setting venue can accommodate larger gatherings.
Hosta Garden - Drummond Deck

Redbud Gazebo


Hearts, the leaf-shape of the redbud, surround the Redbud Gazebo. Redbuds bloom in late March, but annual floral displays and hearts, make this an attractive site spring through fall. You and your guests will enjoy the close proximity to the main building and parking area. The gazebo rents for $100/hour.
Redbud Gazebo

Daylily Gazebo


Mid-June through mid-July is the peak season to experience the thousands of daylilies in bloom. Located near the center of the gardens, enjoy the pleasant stroll through the garden to this intimate gathering space.
Daylily Gazebo

Conifer Garden


Colorful evergreen shrubs and perennials surround this attractive garden area with waterfall and moon bridge.
Conifer Garden

Japanese Garden Pavilion


Adjacent to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, the pavilion offers restroom facilities, cover, and convenient parking. Admission to the Stroll Garden not included in rental. No events allowed beyond the garden gate.
Japanese Garden Pavilion

The Japanese Garden


The Japanese Garden is now available for rent! Weddings and celebrations may be staged at the Moon Deck. Your guest list will enjoy free admission to the garden for your event.
The Japanese Garden

Nathanael Greene Pavilion


Enjoy the generous lawn space, high shade and close proximity to playgrounds.
Nathanael Greene Pavilion