Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

2400 S. Scenic
Springfield, MO 65807- Map It
(417) 891-1515

AAA Editor Notes

Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park is n. of jct. Battlefield St. at 2400 S. Scenic. Hundreds of varieties of plants are displayed in outdoor gardens and horticultural collections covering more than 100 acres. Visitors can explore an arboretum, the historic Gray-Campbell Farmstead, the South Creek Greenway Trail and a 12,700-square-foot botanical center. At the Native Butterfly House, open from mid-May through September, visitors can view host plants and witness the stages of a butterfly's life. Specialty gardens include the Japanese Stroll Garden and the Master Gardener demonstration gardens. For a guided cellphone audio tour, dial (417) 213-3016 and follow the prompts. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Hours: Gardens and park open daily dawn-dusk. Botanical center Mon.-Sat. 8-8, Sun. 11-6, Apr.-Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 8-5, Sun. 11-5, rest of year.