The primary goal of Grounds Services is to provide a safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing landscape amid the 225 acres that comprise the Springfield campus of Missouri State University. We strive to maintain a comfortable campus environment for faculty, staff and students to learn, live, work and play.View map
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers with gardening backgrounds ranging from hobbyist to professional, from beginner to experienced, from young adult to senior citizen. The common bond is a love of gardening, learning and sharing. After training, Master Gardeners serve as a resource with University of Missouri Extension to give county residents research-based answers to their gardening questions. The primary purpose of a Master Gardener is to volunteer, but members rate camaraderie and learning opportunities as important reasons for participatingView map
The Botanical Center has been established for enhancing people's lives through plant demonstrations and education. The Gardens at the Botanical Center are a resource for leisure, teaching, and public service missions of University of Missouri Extension and Friends of the Garden. The Botanical Center is owned, operated and maintained by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
This 114 acre site includes The Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens, the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House, the Gray-Campbell Farmstead, dozens of specialty gardens made possible by The Friends of the Garden, The Springfield Host Lions Club History Walk, The Federated Garden Club Perennial Garden, the NatureGrounds® demonstration play ground, and provides access to the South Creek Greenway Trail.View map