Japanese Garden

Published on January 30th, 2019 | by Alexandra Saner

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Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden opens for Valentine’s Day events

Friday Weather Update: 02/15/19 at 12:50pm

The event will proceed as scheduled; Parks staff is keeping roadways, pathways and parking lots pertinent to the event treated and cleared.


Join us at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden for Valentine’s Day-themed Romance in the Garden events on Thursday and Friday, February 14 and 15, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Take a stroll through the serene garden decorated with ambient lights and with romantic music playing softly in the background.

Admission for one is $10; admission for two is $15. Springfield Sister Cities members receive a $2 discount by showing their membership card or receipt at the gate.

Order a picnic basket to receive admission for two, a plush throw blanket, sparkling juice and Valentine’s cake. Picnic baskets cost $40 and must be preordered before Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 a.m. by calling 417-891-1515 extension 2 or by visiting friendsofthegarden.org.

All proceeds benefit the maintenance and enhancement of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden located within the Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael-Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo.

Newly installed concrete pathways in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden were made possible by the generosity of Conco Companies and are part of the first phase of the garden’s planned improvements. The new pathways increase guest safety and contribute to the garden’s peaceful aesthetic.

Formed in 1985, the 7.5-acre Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is the oldest attraction at the Springfield Botanical Gardens. It is an authentic representation of traditional Japanese landscape design featuring a large koi pond, moon bridge, meditation garden and tea house. The Stroll Garden is maintained through partnership with our sister city of Isesaki, Japan and Friends of the Garden.

For more information, please call 417-891-1515 or e-mail info@friendsofthegarden.org.


About the Author

Lexy served on Springfield Sister Cities Association's Board of Directors for four years before joining the ranks as Associate Director. She is also Associate Director of Friends of the Garden. Lexy is an arts and culture enthusiast, and she has served as Marketing Director for Springfield Little Theatre and Membership and Development Coordinator for Springfield Regional Arts Council. Lexy is a past Board member and Membership Committee member of Springfield Creatives. She also moonlights in community theatre and film projects.



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