Kansas City Arboretum

By | March 17, 2011

Buried in Kansan City is one of the nation’s finest arboretum’s and botanical gardens known as Overland Park. This park is a 300-acre facility and illustrates the park’s dedication to be among the top in nation regarding ecological and environmental issues.

There are some 13 gardens featured here, such as a wedding green, a rose garden and a home garden, alongside a master planned four conservatories for visitors to visit.

Walkers visiting Overland Park will enjoy the many hiking trails with over 75 different species of trees providing shade and canopy. Over 200 species of birds will chirp from these trees, and visitors can look forward to seeing limestone bluffs as they pass through the Erickson Garden. Part of the parks ingenuous master plan included making sidewalks that pass through all public area’s within the gardens.

It doesn’t matter when you may choose to visit Overland Park either, an added bonus. The park is open year-round and every season is uniquely magical. Summer maybe warm, but is certainly the time when you should go to see the trees full of leaves. Spring brings bright blooming leaves and flowers, while autumn’s fall leaves softens the eye, taking on glorious organic hues. Those skeptical of the winter months will be surprised of the deep contrast and enriched texture the arboretum offers.

Garden lovers and hikers aren’t the only ones who would benefit from a visit to Overland Park. In May of 2005, the park attracted artists by creating the annual Arboretum Sculpture Exhibition, where they put on display sculptures. Currently there are 14 different sculptures hidden among the gardens, a true gem for visitors.

Plant lovers will also enjoy the on-going plant sales while anyone can take advantage of the Arboretum’s facility rental availability for special events such as weddings or the docent tours offered. To get more information about Overland Park, call them at 913-895-6390.


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