The Pink Dogwood Garden Club beautifies the community and encourages the planting of pink dogwood trees.
The Pink Dogwood Garden Club adopted the White Garden in Close Memorial Park in 2009. Their members provide the maintenance and many of the plantings that go into making that garden a favorite.
Pink Dogwood Garden Club
1840 E. Vincent
Springfield, MO 65804
The roots of gardening run deep for members of the Pink Dogwood Garden Club, which organized in 1959 when Parkcrest Village was outside the city limits of Springfield. These days Parkcrest is well within the city limits, but the over 25 club members still meet faithfully to learn about gardening, including vegetables, herbs, trees and and flowers as well as studying flower arranging and participating in garden shows. Their legacy can be seen each spring when the blooms on Pink Dogwoods seem to float on air in one of Springfield’s oldest neighborhoods. Members have also donated land to the Springfield/Greene County Library Center and the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, which returned the favor with a contingent of young workers who helped at the Close Memorial Gardens. Members of the club have cared for the White Garden throughout some of the hottest summers on record as well as supporting Friends of the Garden financially.