Nathaniel Greene/Close park tended and managed by the Master Gardener's of University of Missouri is a little piece of heaven in Springfield. This is one of many beds at Nathaniel Greene/Close Park. This is one shot of the English garden. There is a white garden dedicated just to flowering white plants and trees. In addition to these gardens there is a large pond with a bike trail and walking trail, many flower gardens, Hosta gardens, rose gardens and a Japanese strolling garden. If visiting Springfield you should make an effort to spend some time at Nathaniel Greene/Close Park.