Thursday, July 5, 2012

Going to Kansas City

G-- Today we will tour some of the beautiful gardens in and around the city limit. Up first is: The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden. This beautiful place is actually located in south Overland Park Ks. It is a 300 acre property, founded to keep the city at "the forefront of environmental and ecological issues." The gardens provide visitors with educational, recreational and cultural experiences. Self guided tours also allow visitors to go through the gardens at their own pace. There are many hiking tours also. The gardens play host to many fields trips plus seasonal programs and events. Visitors may also rent the Arboretum for special events. Depending on your time schedule, one can expect to spend 1-2 hrs exploring the gardens and grounds. Maybe more! Our next stop is The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden. This is a beautiful 2 acre garden and learning environment smack dab in the city. Powell Gardens partners with the Kauffman Found ation to maintain and manage the garden. Since this is a smaller garden, one could spend 1/2-1 hr exploring BUT you could enjoy a picnic lunch there too making the visit that much more fun!
Our last stop for today
is Powell Gardens, located
in southeastern portion of
the KC city limits.
The gardens encompass
915 acres! It is Kansas City's
botanical garden.
Strolling through the garden
gate you as the visitor will get
to feast your eyes on a variety
of gardens, nature trails and
architecture-The Visitor's
Center, The Chapel and The
Meadow Pavillion to name
three. Visitors can also sign
up for classes that are available
year round these are listed
on their calendar of events.
This would be an ALL DAY
experience-one that you WILL
enjoy!
If you are visiting our fair
city make time to visit one
of these beautiful places.
They are a feast for your eyes!
~Keep on Dreaming~

4 comments:

  1. Wow!
    Would you look at those flowers!
    Gorgeous!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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  2. Wow, those gardens are amazing!!! How lucky are you to be able to wander through and smell all the beautiful flowers.

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  3. Well, enjoy the flowers. I do love taking pictures of flowers. I've been to the New York City Horticultural Gardens (whatever it's called) and it's a treat but it can be long and HOT. We're hot over here in Connecticut. Hope you share all your pictures. Best wishes, Linda

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  4. I love both of these gardens and visit as often as I can!!

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