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  1. Early Risers in the Japanese Stroll Garden


    Presented by the Master Gardeners of Greene County and other garden societies. Sale includes annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, bulbs, grasses, vines, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Master Gardeners accept credit cards. Other societies accept cash or check only. Botanical Center 891-1515

    Age: All Ages
    Date: Fridays, April 6-May 25
    Time: 7 a.m.-9 a.m.
    Fee: $5/Ages 12 and up
    Free/11 and under and FOG members



  2. Sounds of Summer Concert Series


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

    Age: All Ages
    Date: Fri., May 11, 6:30 p.m. - Melinda Mullins
    Sun., June 3, 2 p.m. - Auntie Em & the Tornadoes
    Sun., June 10, 2 p.m. - Liz Moriondo
    Sun., June 17, 2 p.m. - CRS
    Sat., June 23, 7:30 p.m. - Izabel Crane
    Sun., June 24, 2 p.m. - Bill Haymes
    Fee: Free




  3. Family Fridays in the Garden


    Bring the whole family for an evening to discover plants, animals and the history of the garden. Meet on the Rooftop Plaza. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: All Ages
    Date: May 25 - Garden Predators
    June 8 - Sunset Stroll
    June 22 - Nocturnal Insects
    July 6 - Neat Natives
    July 20 - The Secret Night Life of Plants
    Aug. 3 - From Trail of Tears to Greenways Trail
    Aug. 17 - Gone Batty
    Aug. 31 - From Garden to Grocer
    Time: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
    Fee: Free



  4. Fantastic Friday


    The Book Mobile visits the garden! Check out books from the Springfield-Greene County Library District, enjoy for stories and songs, visit the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House and explore the gardens and play structures as you engage in our sensory scavenger hunt. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: All Ages
    Date: Fri., June 8
    Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
    Fee: Free



  5. Learn to Grow in the Gardens


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

    Age: All Ages
    Date: June 11 - Roses
    July 9 - Container Water Gardening
    Aug. 13 - Crepe Myrtle
    Sept. 10 - Twilight Gardens
    Oct. 8 - Creating a Garden Sanctuary
    Time: Mon., 6-7 p.m.
    Fee: $5, pay at the door



  6. 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 23
    Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Fee: Free



  7. 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 Park864-1049

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



  8. 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 23
    Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m..
    Fee: Free