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.
Photos from Susie Wilson.
2013 Orchid Show
"An Ozark Orchid Safari"
Presented by the Springfield Orchid Society
at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
"Harbinger" - Precedes and indicates the approach of another.
Designed and installed by
local artist Christine Schilling to be an
"ever-blooming bouquet of local plants and animals."
Mosaic - a surface decoration made by
inlaying small pieces of variously colored material
to form pictures or patterns.
"Into all our lives, in many simple, familiar, homely ways,
God infuses this element of joy from the surprises of life,
which unexpectedly brighten our days, and fill our eyes with light."
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily
do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.
If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose,
spring would lose its loveliness."
-- Therese of Lisieux
"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,
others transform a yellow spot into the sun."
-- Pablo Picasso
"...come with me... to a quiet place and... rest."
-- Mark 6:31 (NIV)
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."