Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, Springfield

#5 of 13 in Parks in Springfield
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The oldest attraction at the Springfield Botanical Gardens, the 7.5-acre Mizumoto Japanese Stroll garden was built in 1985 and includes a koi lake, moon bridge, meditation garden, tea house, traditional Japanese garden landscaping and a 7-ton Alaskan Jade stone. The garden is home to the Springfield Sister Cities Association's Japanese Fall Festival.

Private Tours, weddings and pavilion rentals available, call 417-891-1515 or visit http://parkboard.org/Botanical

Professional photography in the garden requires an annual photo pass ($150) or a daily photo pass ($25) available at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 417-891-1515

Gardens are maintained by the Friends of the Garden and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. Gardens are supported by the Springfield Sister Cities Association.
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  • On our drive across Missouri, this place hit the spot as we were looking for a place to stretch our legs and relax a bit. Perfect for these COVID times!! The Garden is beautiful and serene with...  more »
  • It was a gorgeous day but it got even better after going inside this exhibit in the Nathaniel Green Park. Lovely layout and so serene walking and enjoying all there is to see here. Totally worth the....  more »
  • Oh was it beautiful and inexpensive!!!! We loved it BUT there are no names of the trees/plants. Receptionist said ", Japanese do not like naming/labeling things so they make a brochure to kinda go by." Many plants are not listed. We so enjoyed seeing plants but I really would have enjoyed knowing their names. It would be like going to a zoo to see animals and not knowing/seeing their names.
  • The best $3 admission we've spent in a while. The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden offers a pleasant walk through a variety of pathways, with Asian plantings and garden art. Several small buildings, ponds, etc. Very zen and relaxing.I wasn't feeling my best that day, and wish I could have enjoyed it more. It's an easy stroll EXCEPT if you want to try the stepping stones across the water. They're a little far apart for short legs ... I got onto the first one, turned around and hopped back onto dry land :) It's an excellent location for photographers, and we saw a couple of pros photographing their clients in various poses and spots. Bet the shots came out beautifully.

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