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  1. Family Fridays in the Garden

    Bring the whole family for an evening tour of discovering plants, animals and the history of the garden. Meet in the Botanical Center.

    All Ages
    Fridays at 7:30 p.m.
    May 3 - Sunset Stroll
    June 14 - Scales and Tails: Reptiles in the Garden
    July 5 - Plants and Pioneers: Life on the Kickapoo Prairie
    Aug. 2 - Ozarks Woodpeckers

  2. Learn to Grow in the Gardens

    Learn about special garden topics from a Master Gardener. May include garden tours and outdoor demonstrations.

    All Ages
    Mondays, 6-7 p.m.
    June 17 - Deer Resistant Perennials for our Southwest Missouri Gardens
    July 15 - Hydrangeas
    Aug. 19 - Backyard Insects
    $5, pay at the door

  3. Lilium Show

    Learn about the true lilies from the genus Lilium. Exhibits and artistic designs presented by the Ozark Regional Lily Society.

    All Ages
    Sat., June 15
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  4. Wildlife Gardener Day Camp

    Gain a greater appreciation for the wildlife in your community and learn best practices of gardening for the environment. Great for returning Junior Master Gardeners and first-time campers alike. Campers earn an official Wildlife Gardener pin and certificate. Register for camp

    8-11 yrs.
    July 15-19
    Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
    $45/Friends of the Garden Members

  5. Junior Master Gardener II Day Camp

    Designed for middle-schoolers, camp includes plant experiments, creating inventions, planning a horticulture business, completing a service project and more. Campers who complete the week become certified Junior Master Gardeners. Registration required. Register for camp

    12-15 yrs.
    July 22-26
    Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
    $45/Friends of the Garden Members