News & Events

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:Sun., Oct. 22 - Patrick Mureithi, 3 p.m.
Time: (see above)
Fee:Free admission, $10 appreciated donation

Solar Tram Tours


Ride a solar tram on a 20-minute guided tour of the 112-acre Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park. Weekday fieldtrips and private tours available for a fee. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All Ages
Date: Sat. and Sun. through Oct. 30
Time: 1-5 p.m.
Fee: Free

Christmas at the Farmstead


Join volunteers at the Gray-Campbell Farmstead to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas. Decorate the tree with hand-made vintage ornaments. Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and carols. Gray-Campbell Farmstead 891-1515

Age: All ages
Date: Sat., Dec. 2
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Fee: Free

Wreaths and Centerpieces


Create your own wreath, or centerpiece with fresh greenery and dried natural ornaments from the garden. Classes limited to 12, registration required. Or book your own group for a private decorating party anytime through the holidays! Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: 12 yrs. and up
Date: Sat., Dec. 10
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Fee: $25/Greenery item

School's Out Christmas Gift and Decoration making


Learn what you can create from dried materials from the garden. Choose from dried flowers, leaves, cones and pods to make ornaments, table decorations, wall hangings and more! Paint, ribbon and accessories included. Springfield Botanical Gardens 891-1515

Age: All ages
Date: Fri., Dec. 22
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fee: $5/participant, includes all materials