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  1. Garden Story Time

    Meet us in the Botanical Center for a garden-themed story time, followed by a fun activity. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: Preschoolers and family
    Date: Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12
    Time: Wed., 9 a.m.
    Fee: Free

  2. Evening Strolls through the Garden

    Walk through the Japanese Garden and take in winter’s subtle beauty highlighted with festive lights. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: All ages
    Date: Fri. and Sat., Nov. 30 and Dec. 1
    Fri. and Sat., Dec. 7 and Dec. 8
    Fri. and Sat., Dec. 14 and Dec. 15
    Fri. and Sat., Dec. 21 and Dec. 22
    Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    Fee: $4/adult
    Free/12-under with paid adult
    FOG and SSCA members free
    Fri. and Sat., Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

  3. Holiday Train Garden Display

    The magic of miniature landscapes and moving model trains transforms the Botanical Center atrium into a holiday wonderland. Presented by the Ozarks Garden Railway Society. Donations accepted. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: All ages
    Date: Dec. 1-31
    Time: Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Fee: Free

  4. Christmas at the Farmstead

    Join volunteers at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas. Decorate the tree with hand-made vintage ornaments. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and carols. Gray-Campbell Farmstead 891-1515

    Age: All Ages
    Date: Sat., Dec. 1
    Time: 1-3 p.m.
    Fee: Free

  5. Handmade Wreath Workshop

    Create your own wreath with fresh greenery and dried natural ornaments from the garden. Classes limited to 12, registration required. Or book your own group for a private decorating party anytime through the holidays! Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

    Age: 12 yrs. and up
    Date: Sat., Dec. 15
    Time: 10 a.m.-Noon
    Fee: $25/item