Spring Work Days in the Springfield Botanical Gardens, Organizations and Public Welcome

To organization volunteers including members of the public….

Thank you for your commitment to putting forth the physical effort in growing and maintaining the Springfield Botanical Gardens! Please see the spring workday opportunities below:

· This week, March 5-8th, 12pm-4pm meet Mark Berryhill in the Ornamental Grass Garden to help cut back grasses and rake debris to the compost heap near the shrub line.

· Anytime, clean out and cut back old mum debris in the bed along the walk to the lake. Daffodils are coming and snapdragons might still be alive if you cut back the brown tops. Haul debris to the compost heap near the FOG shed, behind the Ornamental Grass and Peony Gardens. (Please contact Katie, below)

· Thursday, March 7 at 9am: Bob Childress needs help assembling the pony rail fence along the drive to Close Memorial Parking lot drive near the Winter Garden.

· Saturday, March 9th at 9am – and work until done, meet Tom Lakowske in the Hosta Garden to help with the following: RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website: www.gohs.org

Hauling rocks from the shed to the garden for a new bed
Putting soil/compost in the bed
Lightly raking the hosta debris out of the beds
Spreading slug pellets
Spreading PREEN
Raking the paths
Planting a large Japanese maple
Weeding the few weeds out of the bed

· Saturday, March: 23: Meet Don and Nancy Schmidt at 8am in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden to touch up any raking, mulching, pruning before the garden re-opens for the season on March 30th.

If you’d like me to add a your name or friend’s name to the “call for volunteers” list, I’d be happy to do it!

Thank you!

Katie Steinhoff
Botanical Center Coordinator
Springfield-Greene County Parks
2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO 65807
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone direct: (417)891-1511

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