Kansas City. A beautiful city known for its deep roots in musical culture, its steaks and barbeque, the city’s multiple professional sports teams, and its wide array of things to do, Kansas City is a city that exudes excitement! A wonderful idea while you are exploring the city during the seasons of spring and summer is escaping the urban environment and surrounding yourself with the beautiful colors and smells of the season by visiting the city’s flower gardens. With that being said, Kansas City offers numerous garden centers that will help you make a seamless transition into the warmer seasons of the year. Let’s explore Kansas City and find out the best flower gardens that you should check out.
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
If there was a garden in Kansas City that you need to check out during your stay in the city, it’s the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens features several themed gardens throughout, giving you the opportunity to experience a huge variety of flowers and fun! The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Monet Garden features elegant willow trees, annuals, and perennials that give this garden a pop of color in a tasteful and beautiful way. Another themed garden that the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens offer is the peaceful Marder Woodland Gardens that offers shade from the sun with the
Marder Pergola, which is a tree covered arbor with gorgeous views into the other gardens. The Monet Garden is the perfect place when you feel you need to get away from the stresses of everyday life and clear your head. If you are feeling adventurous, the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens offers five miles of paved and wood chip trails for hiking escapades that circle back to the gardens. The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is the great place for a date during a romantic weekend getaway in Kansas City but we recommend this to all who appreciate the beauty of nature.
Loose Park Rose Garden
While many come to Loose Park to stroll or jog through, Loose Park boasts the beautiful rose garden that everyone should take advantage of. Loose Park once served as a battle site during the Civil War and is now a beautiful park with a beautiful pond that hosts frogs and turtles alike, shaded areas provided by trees, and of course the gorgeous rose garden. The rose garden was first planted in 1931 with 120 rose plants that have grown into over 4,000 roses with more than 160 variations of roses throughout the Loose Park Rose Garden. The 1.5 acre rose garden is a place for couples, families, and anyone who has an appreciation for the beauty and smells of this lovely flower. When in Kansas City, gather your loved ones together and have a picnic in this lovely park, and be sure to save us a plate!
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