The Botanical Center is pleased to offer meeting space for social gatherings and business functions. For all your Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park needs, contact us 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.
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.
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.
The workshop is a great place for hosting hands-on arts and crafts, kids' parties, and staging special events
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.
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.
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.
Colorful evergreen shrubs and perennials surround this attractive garden area with waterfall and moon bridge.
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.
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.
Nathanael Greene Pavilion
Enjoy the generous lawn space, high shade and close proximity to playgrounds.