Support the Gardens

Volunteering at the Botanical Center

Volunteers have been instrumental in helping the Gardens grow in many ways. From gardening to guiding, office work to community involvement, volunteers have contributed their time and talent generously in service to the Gardens. Become a Botanical Center Volunteer and learn new gardening skills, form friendships with like-minded plant and garden enthusiasts, and give energy in support of programs that make the Gardens a better community resource for all of us to enjoy!

The Friends of the Garden

The Friends of the Garden is devoted to maintaining and enhancing the surrounding 26 gardens and adding 20 more at the 114-acre park and arboretum. Tax-deductible annual memberships and/or contributions to the Friends of the Garden Growth and Maintenance Fund can be made payable and sent to:
Friends of the Garden
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO, 65807

Please note on the check memo line what it is for.

Members receive a quarterly newsletter currently tucked inside an issue of the Greene Magazine, discounts on Friends' sponsored courses and workshops, and free admission to the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden for two people for the season.

To contact the Friends of the Garden or to be added to our email list, send us an email.

Park Partners

In addition to the Friends of the Garden, many local organizations, or park partners, contribute to the growth and maintenance of the Botanical Center Gardens and Complex: