BUY TICKETS NOW: FRIENDS OF THE GARDEN FUNDRAISER CONCERTSTARRING INTERNATIONAL SOLO FLAUTIST BETTINE CLEMEN International solo flautist Bettine Clemen continues her support of the Sensory Garden at the Springfield Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Aug. 25, during a “Flutes &Flutes“ benefit concert. “Flutes & Flutes” begins at 5 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 601 E. Walnut St.
Tickets are $30 per person for the concert, and $20 for an after-concert reception featuring flutes of sparkling wine and an extensive selection of hors d’oeuvres.
Clemen’s concert sponsored by Friends of the Garden will reflect the inter-connectedness of life as reflected in the purpose of the Sensory Garden.
The garden at Nathanael Greene/ Close Memorial Park will feature plants and flowers that enhance sensory experiences through fragrance, taste and touch. The garden will feature seating for visitors those recovering from illnesses and will have special appeal to physically disabled and visually- and hearing-impaired visitors.While Clemen has performed in concerts and on recordings throughout the world, more recently she has concentrated on using music as a healing power. Clemen performed in October, 2011, at a fund-raising concert for the Sensory Garden. Her performance brought tears to the eyes of some concert-goers. Friends of the Garden board member Lisa Bakerink attended that concert and said she is looking forward to Clemen’s Aug. 25 appearance. “She’s the sweetest person on the planet,“ Bakerink said. “She’s so gracious.“ Tickets can be purchased at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center gift shop at 2400 S. Scenic Avenue or by calling 891-1515.
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."