One of the highlights of spring is the beautiful flowers that bloom across the city. If you’re looking to step back and smell the flowers, here are a few places around Springfield that showcase beautiful flower gardens and places to purchase fresh blooms.
The oldest attraction at the Springfield Botanical Gardens, the 7.5-acre Mizumoto Japanese Stroll garden was created in 1985 and includes a large koi lake, moon bridge, meditation garden, tea house and traditional Japanese garden landscaping. The garden is open from April-September with occasional seasonal hours for special events.
A 113-acre park, Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park is home to a number of gardens maintained by green-thumbed volunteers throughout the year. Explore dozens of themed gardens including the iris garden, herb garden, English garden, peace garden and more. Sit back and relax on a park bench and enjoy the serene setting. Not only does the park contain a number of flowers but is also home to the Dr. Bill Roston Butterfly House and the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center. If you’re looking to practice your gardening skills, their website offers a number of demonstrations and classes to perfect your technique.
This hidden gem is near the Springfield Art Museum and is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the fresh air with several park benches and a gazebo. Enjoy a variety of flowers and plants separated by water and health needs so they can flourish at their full potential.
If you haven’t been to Evangel University in the spring, you’ve truly missed out. Be prepared to be dazzled by thousands of fresh tulips planted across the campus every year.
During the first few weeks of spring, fresh flowers, including an array of multi-colored tulips, pop up all over campus along with blossoming redbud trees.
In the heart of downtown, Jordan Valley Park is home to dozens of blossoming trees and water features that truly welcome spring weather at its fullest.
While not a garden, you can find and select a beautiful bouquet of flowers from local flower farmers all over the Ozarks at farmer's markets across town.
If you haven’t seen this 1970 VW driving around town, you’re missing out. You can build your own bouquet of fresh flowers from Ozark Mountain Flower Truck. Find them at the C-Street City Market every Saturday from spring until fall and at various businesses around Springfield throughout the week.
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