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We were in Springfield for the State Fair and decided to see the Washington Park Botanical Gardens. And we were NOT disappointed!!!
We're from the St. Louis area, and we frequent the Missouri Botanical Garden. MBG is a world renowned botanical garden and sets the...More
Nice park to visit if you have an hour to spend. Nothing special though. Being free is a big plus. Large grounds but small areas of plantings. I would call this more of a park with gardens and not a botanical garden. Small greenhouse. Very...More
Washington park is the gem of Springfield. When you drive through there are always groups of walkers and bikers. The grounds are beautiful, the paths have lots of hills, and the houses surrounded the park are stunning. This is a treasure and you need to...More
This is a very nice park in Springfield. Plenty of picnic spots, play ground, tennis and ponds with ducks & geese. the only draw back is it is like they don't want cars in the park. The one way streets all take you out of...More
I live about a mile from Washington Park, I walk in the park 4-5 times a week. And yet, this month when my grand kids were in town, and we went to Washington Park, I re-discovered the area around the Carillon. The Botanical Gardens were...More
If you want a break from the Lincoln history, this park is a grand find. It is a little tricky to navigate with its one way accesses, but it basically is a large loop.
Great walking loop that covers the entire park.
The botanical gardens...More
This park features a playground, a rose garden, a small botanical hothouse garden, tennis courts, a small lake with a boardwalk area, and a carillon that has regular concerts - so there's always lots to do! There are also fun events throughout the...More
Washington Park Botanical Gardens has a plethora of different plant species. This is a well-kept, free-of-charge venue. Periodically, they have special events and sales of plants. It is also located near the carillon, and the Carillon Festival is another very enjoyable activity!