When we were discussing the new website for Friends of the Garden, we wanted there to be a feature where some of our members could publish their photographs of the gardens and arboretum.
We hope this becomes a well-used and frequently visited area of the site. Come back often to see what new photo series have been posted to the site.
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.
First saw Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Parks while walking the South Creek trail. At that time there were only a few gardens. Became interest in FOG after picking up a brochure at the Japanese Stroll Garden and talking with George Deatz. Have marveled at the development and growth of both Parks. Looking forward to exploring the Botanical Center, seeing the proposed new gardens, and taking more pictures of all the beautiful plants and flowers.Barbara Clark
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 Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park and by supporting the mission of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Park Board."