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Growing Toward 2028

 

 

The Master Plan for the development of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a fifteen (15) year multi-phased project (seven phases). The plan includes eight (8) gardens, three parking lots, and five buildings or structures.

Buildings:

• Visitor Center, Education Building & Conservatory—a 17,000 square foot building serving three functions as the title indicates. Education programs at the Garden for children and adults include a wide range of topics dealing with the out-of-doors from plants, animals, insects, ecology, and the environment (10,880 children used the Garden as an outdoor classroom in 2013). The building also contains a gift shop, a coffee shop, and handles admissions (Phase 2 & 3).
• Way-station—A structure of 2,000 square feet providing restrooms for the western section of the Garden, a small office, and limited storage (Phase 6).
• Community Market—A building totaling 7,800 square feet with approximately 1,500 feet heated and cooled for restrooms and conference/meeting rooms and the remaining 6,300 feet covered but open-air for meeting space, flower shows, plant sales, etc.
• Out-door classroom (amphitheater)—Using the terrain, a bowl shaped theater, seating approximately 500, is built into the hillside.

Gardens:

• Field to Fork Garden
• The Peoples Garden
• Horticultural Display Garden
• Woody Plant Garden
• Sustainability Garden
• Hilton Creek Garden
• Klingaman Arboretum
• Woodland Interpretive Garden

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