Japanese Garden

Published on October 31st, 2019 | by Alexandra Saner


Gardens Aglow cancelled Sat., Dec. 28

Gardens Aglow is cancelled Sat., Dec. 28 due to inclement weather. Thank you for a great season!


Bring the whole family to walk Gardens Aglow, a botanical-themed light festival in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at the Springfield Botanical Gardens, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo. The unique event spans Thursdays-Saturdays, November 29-December 28, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person or free for children 12 and younger.

More than 75,000 festive lights accent the unique structures and landscaping of the Stroll Garden and capture the winter beauty of nature. Light features include firecracker lights, framed installations, up lighting and string lights and are made possible by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Friends of the Garden, Iris Society of the Ozarks, Ozarks Regional Lily Society and Springfield Area Herb Society.

Cozy up to a fire pit and purchase coffee or hot chocolate. Buy a commemorative Gardens Aglow mug to receive a discount on refills all season.

Help bring this new spectacle to the community by volunteering or sponsoring. Learn more and sign up at friendsofthegarden.org.

Gardens Aglow is brought to you by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, Friends of the Garden and Springfield Sister Cities Association.

Members of Friends of the Garden and Springfield Sister Cities Association receive free entry by showing their membership card. Memberships are available at the event or at friendsofthegarden.org or peacethroughpeople.org respectively.

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 Friends of the Garden, Springfield Sister Cities Association and Springfield’s sister city of Isesaki, Japan and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

For more information, please visit friendsofthegarden.org. You may also call 417-864-1341 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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