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THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL REAL GARDENS,
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE, IN THE OZARKS.



This page lists the individual gardens along with a photo, info, and a link to each. Visitors who have seen this page before or otherwise would like quicker access to the gardens may click on any of these links: Art in the Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Butterfly House, Columbine Garden, Daffodil Border, Daylily Garden, Demonstration Garden, Easy Border, English Garden, Federated Garden Clubs Garden, Flowering Shrub Garden, Garden of Grasses, Great Day and a Garden, Hosta Garden, Iris Garden, Japanese Stroll Garden, Lane and Paula's Garden, Lily Garden, Moon City Garden Club, MSU Flower Variety Trials, Native Shrub Garden, Ornamental Grass Garden, Parishes' Rose Garden, Peony Garden, Phelps Grove Rose Garden, Redbud Garden, Rose Garden, Shirley's Garden, A Tulip Garden, Tulsa Gardens, Viburnum Garden, White Garden, Wildflower Garden, Winter Garden, Xeriscape Garden.


AN ARTFUL GARDEN
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This gate leads to a lovely garden in Springfield, Missouri, the site of the 2004
Art in the Garden Walk. So come on in.

MARIE'S GARDEN














AN AZALEA GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

One of the newest of the Springfield Botanical Gardens surrounding the beautiful Botanical Center in Springfield, Missouri, the Azalea Garden, with its 200 plantings, is a symphony of color in spring. For a look at this wonderful garden in its first stages, click below.

AN AZALEA GARDEN







A BUTTERFLY GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

Close Memorial Park at 2400 S. Scenic in Springfield, Missouri, is the home of several unique gardens. This one is designed to attract butterflies as well as please the senses. For a closer look, click on....

THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN











THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE
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Some might say it's not really a garden, but the beautiful Bill Roston Butterfly House in Springfield, Missouri, does in fact contain a world of butterfly host and nectar plants. Ergo, we're including it here. The House is a marvelous place to see and learn about 25 of Missouri's most beautiful native butterflies. You'll find it in
Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic. For a preview and more info, click below.

THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE



A COLUMBINE GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

Among the newest of Springfield, Missouri's botanical gardens, the Columbine Garden is designed to emphasize the delicacy of the flower and its variety in color, says its creator, retired orthodontist Stan Horsch. Stan plans to expand the garden considerably this year. We're following its progress at

A COLUMBINE GARDEN




A DAFFODIL BORDER
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Springfield Botanical Gardens
Ok, ok, it might not be a garden in the strictest sense, but the Daffodil Border here is so wonderful that we have to give it its own garden page. The border is the work of the Master Gardeners of Greene County, Missouri, most notably of MG Cindy Arrowood, and the varieties--such as 'Chromacolor' at left--are sheer delights. Think we're kidding? Just click below.

A BORDER OF DAFFODILS



A DAYLILY GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

Created by the Ozark Daylily Society, the Daylily Garden in Close Memorial Park simply must be seen to be believed. This variety, 'Chicago Cherry,' is one of 850 varieties thriving in this garden today. Ready? Come have a look.

A DAYLILY GARDEN









A DEMONSTRATION GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

The Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in Nathanael Greene Park is actually several gardens in one, all of which vividly exemplify the resourcefulness and skill that can be learned in the Master Gardener program. In doing so, it's also a superb showcase of many, many beautiful plants that thrive in the Ozarks. Come see.

A DEMONSTRATION GARDEN




A DWARF CONIFER GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

Talk about invaluable help with home landscaping, the newest botanical garden in the Springfield, Missouri, botanical complex will display more than 180 dwarf conifer varieties in an extremely wide range of colors, shapes, textures, and sizes. We'll be following this remarkable garden's progress closely, so watch this space.





AN EASY BORDER
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Moving from country to city can mean giving up a beautiful garden, but this gardener struck gold in the form of a 74-foot border and permission to bring it back to life. With some choice Proven Winners plants and plants from the old home, he found it amazingly easy to come up with a winner. See for yourself.


AN EASY BORDER




THE ENGLISH GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

One of the most pleasant gardens in the Ozarks is the English Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens. Come in and and see why.

THE ENGLISH GARDEN







THE FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

One of the most engaging gardens in Springfield, Missouri's Botanical Center complex is the Federated Garden Clubs Garden--a joint venture of four Springfield gardening clubs. This less formal, cottage-style garden is designed to provide season-long color and easy viewing for visitors, and it does. Come and see.

THE FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS GARDEN



A FLOWERING SHRUB GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

Among the newest botanical gardens in Nathanael Green/Close Memorial Park in Springfield, Missouri, is the Flowering Shrub Garden. Planted in late 2008, it's only now beginning to realize its promise. Come in and have a look.

A FLOWERING SHRUB GARDEN










A GARDEN OF GRASSES
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

Jim Hawkins designed and laid the groundwork for this ornamental grass "garden within a garden." He said it would contain about 25 varieties. He kept his word. Just take a look.

A GARDEN OF GRASSES







A GREAT DAY AND A GARDEN
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We titled it "A Great Day" because it was indeed that, but it's really a story about a garden, and a very, very special garden it is. Click and see.


A GREAT DAY AND A GARDEN











A HOSTA GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

The Hosta Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens is so superb that the American Hosta Society has named it a National Hosta Display Garden, one of only 18 in the U.S. Come see why.

A HOSTA GARDEN





AN IRIS GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

One of the newest and most beautiful of the Springfield Botanical Gardens in in Springfield, Missouri, is the Iris Garden. Created by the Iris Society of the Ozarks, beginning in mid-May it can virtually take your breath away. Come see why.

AN IRIS GARDEN








THE JAPANESE STROLL GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

This most extraordinary garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens in Springfield, Missouri, is seven acres of beauty in classic Japanese style. Have a look....

THE JAPANESE STROLL GARDEN








LANE AND PAULA'S GARDEN
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Lane and Paula Winter have created a novel front-yard garden for everybody who passes by, and especially for the children at MacGregor School across the street. Come have a look.


LANE AND PAULA'S GARDEN









A LILY GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

These beautiful red-orange lilies are standouts in a marvelously colorful botanical garden created in 2006 by the Ozarks Regional Lily Society in the Springfield Botanical Gardens in Springfield, Missuri. This year the garden really came into its own. Come see for yourself.

A LILY GARDEN










THE MOON CITY GARDEN CLUB
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We love home gardeners and their doings. Each year the Moon City Garden Club holds an
Annual Spring Garden Tour & Tea, where visitors can enjoy a bracing cup of tea and also visit some good neighborhood gardens. Come, let's join them.

THE MOON CITY GARDEN CLUB





MSU FLOWER VARIETY TRIALS
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Springfield Botanical Gardens
The Horticulture Department at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, is making a major contribution to the Ozarks gardening world: The MSU FlowerVariety Trials. Care to see many of the newest plants on the market as they're tested in our climate? Then come on in. 

MSU FLOWER VARIETY TRIALS 






A NATIVE SHRUB GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

One of the newest gardens in the Springfield Botanical Gardens in Springfield, Missouri's is the Native Shrub Garden. The goal of this garden is to exhibit 75 of Missouri's most striking native shrubs and show how they effectively they can be used in residential gardens and landscapes. At left is Ninebark, a favorite of many generations. We're following the development of this remarkable garden closely, so watch this space.








AN ORNAMENTAL GRASS GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

The Ornamental Grass Garden in Springfield, Missouri's botanical complex might become unique in the U.S., said Bill Roston, the designer, raw labor, and man behind the wheel of this NewHolland loader at its beginnings. Today the Garden is undergoing a major, dramatic renovation. Come and see.

AN ORNAMENTAL GRASS GARDEN





THE PARISHES' ROSE GARDEN
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Beverly Parish grows beautiful roses in Nixa, Missouri. "I probably have close to 200 hybrid teas and maybe 250 miniature roses--they start blooming in May," she says. Come have a look at the garden Bev and husband Tom call home, they kindly sent us these pictures....

THE PARISHES' ROSE GARDEN












A PEONY GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

Public peony gardens are quite rare, we're told, yet among the newest gardens in the Springfield Botanical Gardens is that very rarity. Still in development, the garden already displays some 50 peony varieties ranging from vaunted old-fashioned varieties to the newest hybrids. The result? Click below and see.

A PEONY GARDEN





THE PHELPS GROVE ROSE GARDEN
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THE PHELPS GROVE ROSE GARDEN



A REDBUD GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

One of the newest of the beautiful botanical gardens in Springfield, Missouri's Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, the Redbud Garden displays 27 varieties of the treasured flowering tree, including some new and some quite rare. Planted in 2010, it showed its first color in the spring of 2011. Today it's really something special. Come see why.

A REDBUD GARDEN




A ROCK GARDEN AND WATERFALL
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

It all starts with a pile of dirt...a BIG pile of dirt. It's the foundation for a remarkable new rock garden and waterfall. Destined to be a welcome highlight in the National Hosta Display Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens in Springfield, Missouri, here's how it happened.

A ROCK GARDEN AND WATERFALL




A ROSE GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

Among the greatest pleasures in visiting the Springfield Botanical Gardens in Springfield, Missouri, is the Rose Garden. This is a very, very special Rose Garden, too. Come see why.

A ROSE GARDEN








SHIRLEY'S GARDEN
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Shirley Anderson, husband Rocket, and daughter Ashton are proud of their backyard garden in west Springfield, Missouri. They have good reason. By blending old-fashioned charm with state-of-the-art plant choices and design, it's an ideal model for anyone looking for great gardening ideas. Co
me and see.

SHIRLEY'S GARDEN







A TULIP GARDEN
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We're calling this collection of photos "A Tulip Garden" rather than a tulip "bed" because...well, let's just say if you like tulips, you'll
love this amazing planting of same. Come see.

A TULIP GARDEN









TULSA GARDENS
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Bob Deroy and his wife Kris, of Springfield, Missouri, sent us this marvelous photo of the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, along with photos of the Museum's grounds and gardens. Bob also used his Nikon D200 to photograph the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden and the Tulsa Iris Society Iris Garden. Have a look....

TULSA GARDENS



A VIBURNUM GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

Viburnums are wonders in the landscape for blooms, berries, foliage and habit. This new Garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens in Springfield, Missouri, features some 150 viburnum varieties that truly thrive in the Ozarks, including this beautiful Snowball Viburnum. There's much more, too. Just come and see.

A VIBURNUM GARDEN





THE 'WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR GARDEN' GARDEN
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It seems only fitting that a good, honest garden website such as this one would have at least one garden complete with all the moles, scars, and wrinkles of a real-life, spit-and-chewing-gum, maybe-it'll-work-and-maybe-it-won't, and how-in-the-name-of-Henry-am-I-ever-going-to-find-time-for-this gardening effort. This is it. Believe us, it is not for the faint of heart. When we finally get it posted, we're going to warn you to enter at your own peril. Watch this space.




A WHITE GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

One of the most beautiful gardens in Springfield, Missouri's, remarkable Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park is the White Garden, inspired in part by the famed all-white garden of Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst Castle in England. It's worth a look, so come see.

A WHITE GARDEN








A WILDFLOWER GARDEN
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Springfield Botanical Gardens

Missourians treasure their wildflowers, and this garden exhibits 45 favorites, such as the Butterfly Weed at left. Begun years back as a highly successful Eagle Scout project, the Wildflower Garden has been relocated in the park and this year will be expanded to include more flowers for both sun and shade. We'll be following its progress and hope you'll join us.

A WILDFLOWER GARDEN





A WINTER GARDEN
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It's impossible to imagine a garden more helpful to people looking for winter beauty than the newest garden in the Springfield Botanical Gardens in Springfield, Missouri. It's the Winter Garden, and it opens up to one and all a world of plants that thrive in the Ozarks and provide color and other interest even in winter. We're following its progress here. If you'd like to join us, and we hope you will, please click below.

A WINTER GARDEN




A XERISCAPE GARDEN
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The Xeriscape Garden in Springfield, Missouri's, Phelps Grove Park is one of the most beautiful gardens to be found in the Ozarks--and certainly one of the most educational. To see why, come on in

A XERISCAPE GARDEN




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