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Gardens To Visit In The Westport Garden Club Area
This 2-acre garden is part of the Kauffman Legacy Park in the heart of Kansas City. Powell Gardens, in partnership with the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, manages and maintains the garden.
Address: 4800 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO
Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk
Garden Information Line: 816-932-1200
Group Tours: To arrange a visit for a group of 10 or more, please call 816-932-1200
KCCG is a not-for-profit organization that provides self-help and educational assistance to low-income families and community groups that are interested in growing their own food from garden plots located in backyards, vacant lots, schoolyards and at community sites.
Address: 6917 Kensington Ave, Kansas City, MO 64132
Phone: (816) 931-3877
Hours: Mon - Fri - 9AM–5PM, Sat & Sun - Closed
At 75-acres, Jacob L. Loose Park is one of Kansas City’s most popular, beautiful and historical. The park is well-known locally as being a major site for the Battle of Westport where Confederate forces were routed by Union forces in the area in which the park is now located. It is estimated that 29,000 people were involved in the battle. The property at that time was owned by William Bent, a man who led wagon trains and traded with the Indians.
Address: 5200 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 513-7500
Hours: 5am - midnight daily
The 14 acres surrounding the Library are home to 338 trees representing some 52 genera and 145 species. Beds of viburnum and tree peonies embellish the grounds and provide additional interest while contributing to the park-like setting. The property is managed as an urban arboretum.
Address: 5109 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64110-2498
Toll Free: 800.662.1545
Hours: 8am-5pm daily
The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens was founded to keep the city at the forefront of environmental and ecological issues. A leader of environmentally sound community development, the Arboretum is an educational, recreational and cultural resource for the Kansas City region.
Address: 8909 West 179th Street, Overland Park, KS 66013
Phone: (913) 685-3604
Hours: 8am-5pm daily
Welcome to Powell Gardens, an experience that celebrates our Midwestern spirit of place. As the area’s major botanical garden, Powell Gardens is a uniquely Kansas City garden that offers much to explore and discover.
Address: 1609 N.W. US Highway 50, Kingsville, MO 64061
Phone: (816) 697-2600
Hours: 9am - 5pm daily
Botanica is located in the heart of Wichita, Kansas near the Arkansas River. This wonderful botanical garden on the banks of the Arkansas River features a rainbow of fascinating gardens, including an Entrance Garden, a Wildflower Woodland, an Evaluation Garden, a Teaching Garden, an Entry Garden, a Wildflower Meadow, a Shakespearean Garden, a Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, a Butterfly Garden, a Centennial Pavilion, an Aquatic Collection, a Peony Collection, a Terrace Garden, a Woodland Glade and MUCH more.
Address: 701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203-3199
Phone: (316) 264-0448
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun-1pm-5pm
Located 20 miles south of Wichita, the century-old, historic Bartlett Arboretum is home to massive cypress, oaks and champion Japanese maples. For nearly 100 years many generations of Kansans have enjoyed this unique sanctuary once touted as "the only mature arboretum between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains."
Address: 301 N Line St, Belle Plaine, KS 67013
Phone: (620) 488-3451
Hours: Thurs-12pm-8pm, Fri-Sun-9am-5pm
This private garden contains a large labyrinthine path, plus habitat for Monarch butterflies. The website is filled with lovely photos of plants and butterflies. Please call to schedule a visit.
Address: Carlyle, Iola, KS 66749
This gracious rose garden displays 625 rose bushes plus a fountain, an iris garden, a mixed bed of colorful flowers and a perennial bed. Nearby are two Xeriscape Gardens and the Arboretum.
Address: Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS
This All America Rose Selections accredited garden exhibits over 6,500 plants and 400 varieties of roses with peak blooming times in late May into early June, and early to mid-September. Adjacent is the Logan Test Garden, a reflecting pool and the Doran Rock Garden which includes tulips and annuals.
Address: 635 SW Gage Boulevard Topeka, KS 66603
Hours: 6am-11pm daily
Located on the West side of scenic Lake Shawnee with a panoramic view of the lake, these excellent gardens consist of nearly 20 acres. Entering through a 60′ covered bridge, visitors can enjoy a meditation garden, rock gardens, many annual and perennial beds, rose gardens, and water gardens. Features include a gazebo, pergola, waterfalls, streams, and several ponds. The gardens are especially spectacular in the spring when 80,000 tulips and daffodils are in full bloom for the annual Tulip Time in Topeka.
Address: 3650 SE West Edge Rd.
Topeka, KS 66605
Hours: 6am-11pm daily