About the Garden

The mission of the Mizzou Botanic Garden is to support the University of Missouri in the areas of education, research, extension, and economic development. To this end, the Garden is to serve as a public resource providing educational opportunities through the collections, display, interpretation and conservation of plants suited to central Missouri in a manner which inspires, educates and delights visitors of all ages.

For those of you who have not been to campus lately or are first time visitors, our garden is the MU campus. We have turned our environment into an exceptional and beautiful learning opportunity for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.

We hope you will visit often as the garden changes with each season and grows with each passing year.

News & Information


Mizzou Botanic Garden to receive $2.5 million estate gift made by Pat and Sandy Hiatte 


Benefactors pay Mizzou Legacy Oaks a visit to check progress

Owners of Forrest-Keeling Nursery, who donated trees to Mizzou’s Legacy Oaks project, check up on trees planted at MU’s South Farm early in 2019.

Mizzou Botanic Garden launches campus community garden space

First of two MUBG George Washington Carver Community Garden Project garden spaces on campus open for business for the 2020 growing season.

Group gathers to commemorate 40th Anniversary of Woodland and Floral Garden and influence of beloved professor

A gathering of alumni, faculty and friends with historic ties to the Woodland and Floral Garden gather to celebrate the garden’s anniversary and honor deceased Professor Ron Taven, the garden’s advisor.


Join Friends of the Mizzou Botanic Garden and in addition to other benefits, you can visit 330 gardens throughout North America for free.