Lovett Pinetum is an arboretum focused on conifers. Located near Springfield, Missouri in the scenic Ozarks, the grounds include thousands of conifers planted across a diverse terrain. Two natural springs on the property form the headwaters of Pearson Creek which winds around the pinetum and was significant in the history of the region. The Pinetum’s primary mission is to experiment with growing all possible conifers that are adaptable to the region and display them with our beautiful native flora to create a place where people can both learn about conifers and the plants of our native landscape and appreciate the importance of plants and nature to our world.
The Pinetum seeks to develop a collection that is both horticulturally interesting and scientifically valuable to the study and conservation of conifers. Additionally, the Pinetum is near an increasingly urban area and seeks to conserve a green space that has historical significance and showcases the natural springs the area is known for. We desire to be a resource for the community and engage with visitors through scheduled visits from interested groups.