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A striking complement to the Capitol Complex, this Garden, located next to the Governor's Mansion, was constructed in the late 1930s. The site is filled with flowers, pools, and walkways. After the death of Gov. Mel Carnahan, the garden was renamed the Carnahan Memorial Gardens. The garden can be reserved for special events.
Enjoy 17 acres of blooms and 2,500 varieties. We feature walking paths, water gardens and a gift shop.
This is a two-acre public garden with six fountains, more than 350 varieties of perennials and annual beds that change seasonally. The gardens are contained within a stone and wrought-iron wall. Tours are available for groups of 10 or more, prior arrangements are required.
Founded in 1859, this is the country's oldest botanical garden in continuous operation. It is a National Historic Landmark with 79 acres of gardens and historic structures.
Outdoor and indoor displays include the Climatron tropical rain forest; Kemper Center for Home Gardening; Japanese Garden; George Washington Carver Garden; historic Tower Grove House; and the seasonal Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden.
Check our website for special events and festivals.
Closed Christmas Day.
This botanical garden within a city park includes hundreds of varieties of plants in 21 gardens and horticultural collections, covering more than 100 acres. Interpretive signage and cell-phone guided tour are available. Picnic facilities; grills; playground; restrooms; trails; shelters; lake; arboretum; specialty gardens including the Mizumoto Stroll Garden; Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens; the Gray/Campbell farmstead; South Creek Greenway Trail; Native Butterfly House. The garden is listed with the American Horticultural Society.
A 52-acre display garden with driving and walking paths. In March, 300,000 jonquils bloom; enjoy 20 acres of azaleas in April; rhododendrons bloom the first two weeks of May.
Bring a lunch and your camera. All pets must be on a leash. No plants are for sale. No flower picking is allowed.
Open daylight hours only.
Set on 970 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows, Powell Gardens–Kansas City's botanical garden–offers breathtaking display gardens, interesting architecture and a nature trail. Features include: an Island Garden; the Heartland Harvest Garden, which is the nation's largest edible landscape; a Perennial Garden; a Rock and Waterfall Garden; a Wildflower Meadow; an indoor conservatory; the ever-changing Terrace Gardens; and native plantings. There is an extensive, year-round calendar of special events and classes for the entire family.
Besides being a gardening enthusiast's dream, Powell Gardens offers unique contemporary architecture. The Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel, designed by architect Fay Jones, offers a quiet place for reflection and inspiration. Jones, a native of Arkansas and student of the master Frank Lloyd Wright, is famous for his Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs. In addition to the Chapel, he designed the Visitor Education Center and the Meadow Pavilion. All structures blend with the serene and natural surroundings of the Gardens.
The 18,000 square-foot Visitor Education Center houses Perennial Gifts gift shop, a cafe and classroom space, plus a glass-topped conservatory.
Admission: $10; ages 65+ and 5-12, $4 (festivals slightly higher). Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Arguably the most well-known feature of Shelter’s corporate office is Shelter Insurance Gardens. Beyond the stone-and-wrought-iron gates are five acres containing more than 300 varieties of trees and shrubs, and more than 15,000 annuals and perennials. The gardens are open to the public. Visitors may use the gardens as a picnic spot, a space for relaxation, and an ideal place to take a stroll. Plants in the gardens have botanical information listed for the species, including its scientific and common names. Closed Christmas day.
This growing botanical garden within the Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park includes hundreds of varieties of plants in gardens and horticultural collections, restored and recreated landscapes covering more than 100 acres. Interpretive signage, as well as a cell phone guided tours.
Meeting rooms; workshop studio; gift shop; botanical reference library; picnic facilities; grills; restrooms; trails; shelters; lake; arboretum; Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House; Gray-Campbell Farmstead; Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden, and demonstration site for several new playground models.
The Botanical Center is home to the Greene County Extension Service, offering many public services including the Master Gardeners plant help hotline. Access to the South Creek Greenway Trail.
Japanese Garden, $3; other gardens free.
This garden, established in 1992, demonstrates the efficient use of water in landscaping. It provides an attractive area for strolling and relaxing in an urban setting.
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