My interest in flowers and photography began by walking the Ozark Greenways trails. Seeing many unknown plants, both along the paths and in my yard from spreading seed, I began trying to identity each one. This became easier after I received a digital camera. Now I can look at a computer photo and compare it with one found on the Net. From such searching, I have an ever growing list of Web sites. These can be viewed HERE. One plant was unknown for 2 years.
So glad the Stroll garden is open. The sound of the running water is wonderful.
Took these 20 pictures on 4-3-141. Entrance area2-6 Meditation Garden8 Turtles sunning
These pictures were taken March 11th when our area got a hint of Spring. Some are different views of others I have posted. The new walkway by the spillway is very attractive. Pictures 14-15 Looking forward to the new garden planned to honor the original founders of Close Park which has been laid out. Pictures 17-18 It was good to see Peter Longley who was on his way to tend his wonderful English Garden. Picture 191 Botanical Center 2 Ornamental Grass Garden 3 Dwarf Conifer Garden
4-6 Lake Drummond with more water 7-8 Memorial Bench 9-13 Spillway construction
14-15 New walkway 16 Hostas Garden 17-18 New garden, Founders Garden.
19 Peter Longley 20-22 English Garden area 23-24 Daffodils sprouting
Thanks to Richard Jacob, administrator, for fixing this page and his help and advice for the future.
October 17, 2013 was a ideal day temperature -wise to enjoy this beautiful peaceful park. Thanks to all who worked so hard on the recent improvements. Great job. For information about the Stroll Garden see below. Video of recent improvements (Or just scroll down the page to watch the video.)
From the FOG BLOG: The Botanical Blog Features the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden A Stroll Through Time - The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden History01 10-ton Alaskan Jade Rock brought to Springfield by the late Joe Green.02-04 Entrance area05 Meditation area06 One of the ten-stop Guide by Cell stone piers.07-09 Tea house and friends10 Moonbridge13 New site of Wisteria pergola22-24 Water features The sound of the rushing water was music to my ears
Friends of the Garden, Inc. PO Box 8566 Springfield, MO 65801 417.891.1515 | EMAIL
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center2400 S. Scenic AveSpringfield, MO 65807
The Friends of the Garden mission is to "inspire the discovery, understanding and appreciation of nature by creating and maintaining gardens at the Springfield Botanical Gardens and by supporting the mission of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Park Board."