Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, Springfield

4.5
#5 of 13 in Parks in Springfield
The oldest attraction at the Springfield Botanical Gardens, the 7.5-acre Mizumoto Japanese Stroll garden was built in 1985 and includes a koi lake, moon bridge, meditation garden, tea house, traditional Japanese garden landscaping and a 7-ton Alaskan Jade stone. The garden is home to the Springfield Sister Cities Association's Japanese Fall Festival.

Private Tours, weddings and pavilion rentals available, call 417-891-1515 or visit http://parkboard.org/Botanical

Professional photography in the garden requires an annual photo pass ($150) or a daily photo pass ($25) available at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 417-891-1515

Gardens are maintained by the Friends of the Garden and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board. Gardens are supported by the Springfield Sister Cities Association.
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  • After three days at Branson, I was tired of spending money on loud fun. And so we took a walk in a botanical park, visiting with my daughter about butterflies and life. By the time our footpath took u...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens with several ponds. Nice for a morning stroll, saw a few Koi and turtles. Pergola covered with wisteria is a nice place to sit for a while. Photo is view from pergola.  more »
  • We were lucky to arrive during a butterfly event. Admission was free and the kids got free face painting. Would be a nice place to visit without the event.  more »
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  • Oh was it beautiful and inexpensive!!!! We loved it BUT there are no names of the trees/plants. Receptionist said ", Japanese do not like naming/labeling things so they make a brochure to kinda go by." Many plants are not listed. We so enjoyed seeing plants but I really would have enjoyed knowing their names. It would be like going to a zoo to see animals and not knowing/seeing their names.
  • The best $3 admission we've spent in a while. The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden offers a pleasant walk through a variety of pathways, with Asian plantings and garden art. Several small buildings, ponds, etc. Very zen and relaxing.I wasn't feeling my best that day, and wish I could have enjoyed it more. It's an easy stroll EXCEPT if you want to try the stepping stones across the water. They're a little far apart for short legs ... I got onto the first one, turned around and hopped back onto dry land :) It's an excellent location for photographers, and we saw a couple of pros photographing their clients in various poses and spots. Bet the shots came out beautifully.
  • Beautiful, quiet, picturesque. I went for a wedding, and it was nice. People strolling through were respectful. It was peaceful. It was very hot the day I went, but there were plenty of places to get out of the sun. If I wanted a place to just think and have beautiful scenery, this would be the place.
  • This is a beautiful place to go for a walk. It is relaxing and peaceful. A lot of people come here to take personal and professional photos for all kinds of occasions. They also have events during the year that are family friendly and fun to attend.
  • Beautiful scenery. Very enjoyable especially on nice days. You can tell the environment that was created would be good for weddings, ceremonies, etc. Very peaceful and enlightening.
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