Missouri State University - Mountain Grove

Home Gardeners

The Public Education Advisory Program involves people of all ages in general horticulture education and enjoyment.  Workshops, tours and educational events are held annually. This program is part of the State Fruit Experiment Station and supports Missouri State University's statewide mission in Public Affairs.

The three-acre Horticulture Demonstration Area includes a vineyard, a tree fruit planting, a naturalized area and the Ozark Home Landscape. This area offers "hands-on" learning opportunities for the public and serves as a portal for virtual workshops and information on the web. The Ozark Home Landscape is a part of the Horticulture Garden that is maintained and developed in cooperation with the Tri-County Master Gardeners. The Ozark Home Landscape includes several small fruit and oramental features, a composing display, lasagna gardens and straw bale gardens. 

The Ozark Arboretum is a greenspace on campus dedicated to environmental education. A GIS map of the arboretum has been created so all trees are labeled. You can request a tree map to learn to identify the 75 species represented on campus. A rain garden is currently being constructed in the arboretum. The Centennial Garden is also located in the arboretum area and serves as an example of an early 1900s foundation planting using period plants to enhance the architecture of historic Faurot Hall.

Information for the Home Garden