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Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

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We Had Our Wedding Reception Here

My husband and I love this park. We walk here often to admire the geese, flowers and the lake in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ozarksgal2018
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Springfield, Missouri
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Great place to relax

One of my grand kids favorite parks. It has a great playground for them and we love to walk all... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Grammyto3
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Crane, Missouri
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The 112-acre Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park contains a number of garden attractions including the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden and Dr. Roston Native Butterfly House; the historic Gray-Campbell Farmstead...more
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2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807-3220
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I love this park. We walk here often to admire the geese, flowers and the lake in the spring, summer and fall. I have also attended various classes here in the Botanical Garden Center which ranged from tablescapes to travelogues. We also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ozarksgal2018
Katie S, Manager at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are so glad that you found this park for every day visits as well as thinking of us for your special life event celebrations. Congratulations on your marriage!

Reviewed 5 days ago

One of my grand kids favorite parks. It has a great playground for them and we love to walk all over it and look at the flowers in the spring/summer

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Grammyto3
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

I truly envoy everything about this park. I have kids who love to play and explore plus I do photography and it’s an amazing place for family sessions

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lizzaustin2012
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

The Springfield Botanical Gardens is interesting all year. Wonderful gardens, well maintained, good walk ways that meander through so many different gardens. SBG is a jewel and yet free to everyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

WE went here for a photo shoot. There were historic places, natural places, playgrounds, paved & unpaved paths. Real nice park.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 343danq
Reviewed 15 November 2018

We have went there to walk around the various gardens maintained by their volunteer master gardeners, as well as stroll around the paved lake trail. We also have been there for Master Gardener presentations, and the annual Butterfly event. Always something fun going on at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KFCervellere
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Visited the end of September. We found that there are multiple names for this single campus of gardens. Each of the garden areas was lovely. The only charge is for the Japanese stroll garden. However, when we were there the sidewalks were under construction so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 750annt
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely stroll garden. Level sidewalks meander through gorgeous gardens. A lake is the main feature. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mazzy4848
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place to spend the afternoon! The gardens are both pretty to look at and educational plus a great playground.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beckydewitt11
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Nathaniel Greene is a great place for a walk around the pond, enjoying several different types of gardens. I especially love the Japanese garden there. Feeding the fish there is a relaxing experience for all. Children will love the butterfly house.

Date of experience: October 2018
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vicsharon
23 July 2015|
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Response from Katie S | Property representative |
Most attractions are free. The Japanese Garden has a $3 charge for adults, but is free to AHS reciprocal garden members. The gardens and grounds are open sunrise to sunset; the Botanical Center/welcome center is open... More
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