: Box 39,
Highway 55, Belle Plaine
, KS 67013 (316)488-3451.
- This important 20 acre Arboretum was begun in 1910 and contains displays mature trees, shrubs, grasses
and flowers, native and exotic, that tolerate the Kansas climate. An extensive
formal garden includes courtyards, hedge-bordered beds, terraces, sunken areas
: 701 N. Amidon, Wichita
, KS 67203 (316)264-0448.
Carlyle Garden Labyrinth
- 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, a Pinetum, a Juniper Garden, a Rose Garden, a Rockery
Garden, a Fountain Garden, an Aquatic Collection, a Peony Collection, a Three
Season Perrenial Border, a Terrace Garden, a Woodland Walk, a Greenhouse, a
Woodland Glade and a Butterfly House.
, KS 66749 (620)365-5312.
City Park Rose Garden
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.
Poyntz Ave. and 11th Street, Manhattan
, KS (913)587-2757.
- Visit the "Little
Apple" and, while you're there, enjoy the Rose Garden in City Park.
: 138th and Switzer Road, Overland Park
Dillon Nature Center
- While the children are amusing themselves, the parents can enjoy
the seven acre park featuring an old-fashioned garden, a butterfly garden with a
butterfly house, a vegetable patch, low-water maintenance flowers, herbs, ground
covers, a shade garden and winding brick walkways.
: 3002 East 30th Avenue, Hutchinson, KS 67502 (620)663-7411
Dyck Arboretum of the Plains
In addition to the lovely flower gardens at the visitor center, this 100-acre "wild arboretum" and National
Urban Wildlife Sanctuary has more than 300 species of woody plants, hundreds of varieties of
wildflowers and native grasses, 200 species of birds, and a large variety of other wildlife along
three miles of National Recreation trails. The helpful website has a list of plants with interesting commentary.
Hesston College, 177 West Hickory Street, P.O. Box 3000, Hesston
, KS 67062
International Forest of Friendship Trail:
- The Arboretum exhibits special collections including trees,
shrubs, and perennials native to Kansas or adaptable to Kansas, a Great Plains
Wildflower Garden, Pinaceae (26 taxa), other Conifers (12 taxa) Viburnum (15
taxa) and Lilac (13 taxa).
Route 59, Warnock Lake, P.O. Box
, KS 66002.
Kansas Landscape Arboretum
- The Ninety-Nines, an international organization of
women pilots, established the Forest to honor and commemorate their first
president, Amelia Earhart. Trees representing all 50 states and over 35 foreign
countries in which Ninety-Nines reside are included in the forest. Memory Lane,
a trail through the forest, is embedded with plaques honoring more than 700 men
and women who have contributed to the history of aviation
Highway 82, Lake Milford, Wakefield
, KS 67487 (785)461-5760.
- This 193 acre
Arboretum displays more than 1000 species of exotic and native woody plants and
can be viewed by roads which connect tree collections or three nature trails for
walking. Other features include a bird sanctuary and a pond oasis.
Kansas State University Gardens
, KS 66502 (785)532-6170.
Municipal Rose Garden
- The University Gardens include the
Historic Conservatory, a Cottage Garden, a Daylily Garden, an Iris Garden and a
: Huron Park,
Old Praire Town at
Ward-Meade Historic Site and Botanical Gardens
: 124 NW Fillmore Street,
, KS 66606 (785)368-3888.
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden
- This living history museum with several historic
buildings includes 2-1/2 acres of botanical gardens that can be viewed on a
: 8909 W. 179th Street,
, KS 66212 (913)685-3604.
Reinisch Rose Garden and Doran Rock Garden
- This 100 year old 300-acre park
features woodlands, prairie and gardens. Of special interest is the Erickson
Water Garden with four waterfalls, the Marder Woodland Garden, the Rotary
Children´s Garden, the Prairie Medicine Garden, an old English-type maze with
shrubs, and a bog area with over 100 natural plantings designed to attract birds
: Gage Park, 4320 SW 10th Avenue,
, KS 66604 (785)267-1156.
Sedgewick County Zoo
- 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.
: 5555 West Zoo
, KS 67212-1698 (316)942-2213.
- This 247 acre Zoo opened in
1971 and has been ranked among the best zoos in the world. Displaying over 2,000
animals of 436 species, its exhibits include the African Veldt, Apes and Man,
the Asian Steppes, Boat Ride Islands, Children's Farms, a Herpetarium, the
Jungle, the North American Prairie and the Pampas/Outback.
1141 Massachusetts Street, P.O. Box 708, Lawrence
, KS 66044 (785)832-7970
(Recreation Center) (785)832-3450 (Parks Dept.).
Ted Ensley Gardens
- The site of summer concerts,
this municipal park also features a rose garden.
Lake Shawnee, 3650 SE West Edge Road,
KS 66605 (785)267-1156.
Toad Hollow Daylily and Iris Farm
- 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. In May more than 90,000 annuals are planted in beds throughout the gardens.
The Friends website.
: 1534 Road 170,
, KS 66801 (620) 343-8655
Topeka Zoological Park
An American Hemerocallis Society daylily display garden, this private 2 acre garden features hundreds of daylilies,
a hosta shade garden, a 30’ diameter round formal peony and daylily bed, a lilac border garden and
a roadside bed.
These features combine with the massive hillside garden for a peaceful retreat in the country.
Plants are showcased amid an assortment of statuary, gazing balls, limestone retaining walls, two stone stairs and a wonderful assortment of
stone architectural pieces from Emporia’s past, including the old Butcher School, the YMCA Building, the Santa Fe Depot,
and the old drive-in theatre ticket booth. The newest feature is the K P & L and ESU Memorial Union Grand Stairway. Note: Please see
website for tour hours.
: Gage Park, 635
Gage Boulevard , Topeka
, KS 66606 (785)638-9131.
The Friends of the Topeka Zoo website
400 animals are houses in naturalist settings including the Tropical Rain Forest
(a geodesic dome integrates live animals, live plants, habitat settings and
climatic conditions), the Black Bear Woods (providing a complete home for the
bears year round, The Lion's Pride (a large, natural exhibit) and Discovery Apes
(an Indonesian tree house permits views of Bornean orangutans at treetop level,
while a glass tunnel leads through "gorilla country", a simulated jungle
clearing complete with live plants and a jungle stream).
: Lawrence Visitors Center, 402 North 2nd Street, P.O. Box 708,
, KS 66044 (785)865-4499.