Welcome to the Japanese Stroll Garden
in Springfield, Missouri. The Garden is located on a 7.5 acre plot
in Nathanael Greene Park at 2400 S. Scenic.
The Garden is open from 9 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (gates close at 7:30) on Thursdays through Mondays from April 1 until October 31 each year. There is an admission fee of $3 for those over 12 years of age.
Assistance in developing the Garden
was received from Springfield's Japanese Sister City of Isesaki.
They are responsible for the donation of numerous trees as well as money
for the construction of the tea hut. In addition, a landscape supervisor
from Springfield's Parks Department was sent to Isesaki for three months
to learn how to care for and maintain a Japanese garden.
Springfield has maintained a sister city relationship with Isesaki, Japan since July 1986. Several governmental and cultural exchanges have occured since that time. The city of Isesaki has also donated an Azumaya (a gazebo) and cherry blossom trees for the Friendship Park at the city hall in Springfield.
Recently, Springfield was visited by a special group of performers from
Isesaki, the Dragon Dancers. Citizens of the area could watch them perform
at Nathanael Greene Park, as well as experience other cultural aspects
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