9 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Kansas!

If you want to travel down the path of botanical bliss, head to Kansas where there are several arboretums and botanical gardens filled with eye-catching plants, trees, and flowers. Take a look at the 9 best botanical gardens and arboretums in Kansas.

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, Bucyrus, KS

Opened in 1991, this arboretum and botanical garden is a sight to behold. Boasting more than 500 varieties of flowers, trees, and shrubs, the gardens are a stunning sight all year, with something in bloom every season. A fountain, water garden, and gazebo add to the beauty of this tranquil spot.

Ward-Meade Park, Topeka, KS

This park-like botanic garden has a sprawling 2.5 acres along with many features, including a national hosta garden with more than 1,000 hostas. Other highlights include peonies, day lilies, tulips, and herbs.

Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, Wichita, KS

Open year-round, this botanical garden changes with the seasons. Many of the 50,000 tulip bulbs, 120,000 daffodil bulbs, and an assortment of wildflowers and flowering shrubs bloom in the spring. Over 20,000 annuals, prairie wildflowers, asters, liriope, and sedum appear in the summer. In the autumn, you can find 5,500 chrysanthemums and 12,000 pansies. There is beauty all year round!

Ted Ensley Gardens, Topeka, KS

This 37.5-acre garden area located on the west side of Lake Shawnee offers visitors a scenic view and spectacular plantings. Peaceful paths and seating areas make this a popular spot for travelers.

Parsons City Arboretum, Parsons, KS

This 19-acre park provides an outdoor laboratory and visitors’ center with a variety of trees, plants, and shrubs. There is even a wetlands area for those looking to explore this natural wonder.

Lawrence Rotary Arboretum, Lawrence, KS

Created as a centennial project, this arboretum features a WaterWise® demonstration garden with native pollinator plants and a certified Monarch Watch Waystation. Additional projects include a performance stage, bike path rest station, and Westar Pergola.

The Japanese Friendship Garden, Lawrence, KS

This garden was developed in honor of the 10 year anniversary of Lawrence’s relationship with its sister city, Hiratsuka, Japan. Funds were raised by volunteers to help make this beautiful garden a reality.

Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Hesston, KS

This 13-acre botanical garden includes more than 600 species of native and adaptable trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses. This arboretum is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll and taking in the sights.

Reinisch Rose Gardens, Topeka, KS

Located in Gage Park, this garden is home to 180 varieties of roses, totaling more than 4,500. It has been recognized by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and is a popular wedding spot.

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