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Friends of the Garden Daily News - The FOG Blog


Read the FOG Blog for updates from Friends of the Garden.

The Garden Minute Videos


Watch Garden Minute Videos with Peter Longley.

Garden Concert Series


Musical guests perform at the new Peace Through People Pavilion. Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. Donations benefit garden projects. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat., June 24 - The Shortleaf Band
Sun., Oct. 22 - Patrick Mureithi
Time: The Shortleaf Band - 7:30 p.m.
Patrick Mureithi - 3 p.m.
Fee: Free admission, $10 requested donation

Learn to Grow in the Gardens


Meet a Master Gardener for a guided garden tour and talk about special topics. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Mon., June 12 - Climbers and Vines
Mon., July 10 - Lilies
Mon., Aug. 14 - Dwarf Conifer Garden
Mon., Sept. 11 - Herbs
Mon., Oct. 9 - Garden Journaling
Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $5, pay at the door

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party


Experience the solar eclipse, with more than 90-percent coverage in Springfield. Nature observation stations, to watch animals react to darkness, at the Dr Bill Roston Native Butterfly House and the Purple Martin House. NASA live streaming video in the Botanical Center. Viewing glasses and concessions for sale. Free admission for all ages. Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/CloseMemorial Park, 2400 S Scenic Ave., 417-891-1515.

Age: All Ages
Date: Monday, August 21
Time:  11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fee: Free