Visit a beautiful and free botanical garden located in Springfield’s park district. The conservatory houses over 150 species of tropical plants and their garden has over 5,000 rose plants. Other gardens include an iris garden, a perennial border, a rockery garden, and an outdoor cactus garden. They also provide a scent and texture garden for the visually impaired. Educational workshops are also provided and school tours for preschool and college level students are offered free as well.