Join Us for the 1st Annual Southwest Regional Master Gardener Field Day!

The Master Gardeners of Greene County welcome you to attend the 1st Annual Field Day at the Springfield Botanical Gardens! Join us on August 19, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for a fun and informative workshop hosted by the University of Missouri Extension. The field day will include garden tours, indoor educational sessions, and a catered lunch. Please click here for a complete schedule of events.

Highlights include:

  • a tour of our hosta garden and a digging & dividing seminar
  • a guided tram tour of the beautiful Springfield Botanical Gardens
  • a guided tour of the MO native Butterflly House
  • you will be served a catered lunch
  • a session on “Growing Blackberries in MO” by Patrick Byers-Horticulture Specialist, MU Extension
  • a session on “Native Butterflies and Moths of MO” by Dr. Chris Barnhart-Professor of Biology at MSU and curator of the Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House at the Springfield Botanical Gardens
  • a session on “Growing Hostas in MO” by Tom Lakowske-President of the Greater Ozarks Hosta Society

Gardeners, spouses, and guests are all welcome to the workshop; cost is $35 per person. This field day will count as 5 hours of Advanced Training for Master Gardeners.

Please contact Kelly McGowan at or Robert Balek at  with questions or for more information. You may register on-line at  or call 417-874-2953