I was exposed to nature at a young age. My childhood was filled with canoe trips on the James River, close to a secluded place in the woods I called home, and many weekends camping with friends during high school. However, my true love and admiration for nature, in all it's beauty, began after a trip to Costa Rica. I spent months traveling through the country. I saw beautiful and exotic flowers and lush rain forests with the prettiest hues of green I'd ever seen. That's also when I fell in love with butterflies! I've been a nature lover ever since.
Soon, I began admiring nature in artistic ways. I grew a passion for floral design, making art out of nature. When I visited Nathaniel Greene/Close Memorial Park, I found that it is the perfect place to pursue another passion, floral and nature photography. I look forward to the changing seasons at the park. There will be many wonderful photographs to share.
Friends of the Garden, Inc. PO Box 8566 Springfield, MO 65801 417.891.1515 | EMAIL
The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center2400 S. Scenic AveSpringfield, MO 65807
The Friends of the Garden mission is to "inspire the discovery, understanding and appreciation of nature by creating and maintaining gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park and by supporting the mission of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Park Board."