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“A beautiful garden”

Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
Ranked #1 of 96 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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; picnic pavilions; access to the South Creek Greenway. The park is open sunrise to sunset. The Botanical Center/ welcome center is open Monday-Saturday 8 am - 8 pm and Sunday 11 am - 6pm April - October. The building closes at 5 pm November - March. The majority of the park is free.
Reviewed 29 July 2013

There is always something of beauty on hand at this well-maintained garden. A visit always lifts the spirits. If you don't like a traditional garden, then there is a big surprise. There is also a Japanese garden. Well worth the time.

Thank EislerFan
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"butterfly house"
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"japanese stroll garden"
in 42 reviews
"small lake"
in 21 reviews
"botanical center"
in 16 reviews
"paved walking"
in 7 reviews
"wide open spaces"
in 5 reviews
"kite flying"
in 4 reviews
"play equipment"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 8 reviews
"bike ride"
in 8 reviews
"enjoy the beauty"
in 4 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
in 7 reviews
"small fee"
in 4 reviews
"gift shop"
in 11 reviews
"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The park is beautiful. We love the Japanese garden area very much, but the whole park is nice. Relaxing.

Thank dabmab777
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Beautiful gardens to walk through. You can stroll around the lake on an all tared pathway at your own pace. I like taking my dogs on walks there.

Thank Debra J
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

The day we visited there were demonstrations of the way of life in the 1800s. Very interesting. There were live animals for children to pet. Re-enactors gave the experience a sense of authenticity.

Thank blacksmith48
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Beautiful trails and gardens. It has a playground as well, but the pond and flowers make it stand out. It has a butterfly house too. Nice bathrooms and amenities for a park.

Thank classylady1124
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