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October 17, 2014
Friends of the Garden, Springfield, Missouri
For more information, contact Nancy Schmidt at 417.708.6530.
A Tai Chi class, featuring a sword demonstration, will be held from 11 a.m. until noon on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden. The Friends of the Garden event, presented by Chuck Mercer is free, but there is a $3 entrance fee to the Stroll Garden, located within Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. The class is open to those 12 years old or older.
For more information, call the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at 417.891.1515.
Since 1986, the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden has attracted thousands of visitors to its more than seven acres of lush and mature landscaping, waterfalls, winding paths, meditation areas, ponds, bonsai shelter, tea house, pagoda and other features. The garden was named in honor of Yuriko Mizumoto Scott, the first Japanese war bride to come to the U.S. after World War II.
The volunteer members of the Friends of the Garden, together with Master Gardeners of Greene County, other nonprofit organizations and the staff and employees of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, create and maintain the gardens within the 114-acre public park.