Japanese Stroll Garden Reopens for the Season

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– The Springfield Sister Cities hosts the Annual Cherry Blossom and Kite Festival at the Japanese Stroll Gardens.

The Cherry Blossom and Kite Festival celebrates the reopening of the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden for the season, April 5 from 11 am to 3 pm at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park in Springfield.

Kids and adults are invited to fly kites in the park as well as take part in kite decorating, origami and other Japanese crafts and games at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center.

The Botanical Society of Southwest Missouri will also give free guided garden tours during the festival.

Admission is free the day of the festival and Children’s kite construction kits will be available for $5. Japanese snacks and other concession are available for sale.

Also, Inside the Botanical Center there will be a “grow a tiny tree in a bowl” class to teach people to grow bonsai trees.

The festival is a partnership between the Springfield Sister Cities Association, the Missouri State University Elementary Education Program, Friends of the Garden, the Botanical Society of Southwest Missouri, Kickapoo High School Japanese Language Club and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

The Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden is open seasonally October through April, Thursdays through Mondays, 9 am to dusk 7:30 pm. Regular admission is $3; children age 12 and under are admitted free.

For more information, call the Springfield Sister Cities Association at 417-864-1341 or visit PeaceThroughPeople.org.

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Japanese Stroll Garden Reopens for the Season
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