Botanica, The Wichita Gardens37 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 701 Amidon St Wichita, KS 67203-3199, USA, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3162640448
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids
One of Wichita’s most loved spots, the Wichita Botanical Gardens spread out over an area of 17.6 acres and includes an aquatic collection, a greenhouse, a butterfly garden, a railroad garden, a rose garden, a woodland area and a teaching garden.
The greenhouses in the gardens have a variety of tropical plants while the pansy exhibit at the impressive 2,800 square feet butterfly house, is sure to take your breath away. The gardens include collections of peonies, more than 30 types of junipers, a variety of roses, tulips, iris, azalea, chrysanthemum, witch hazel, hollies, asters and many more stunning plants and flowers. Even though known as a botanical garden the place still has pockets of romantic and secluded spots. The woods, streams, plazas and a beautiful 1949 carousel that is placed in the Downing Children’s Garden, all combine to create a tropical, exotic oasis in the middle of Wichita.
The Shakespeare Garden is designed in Elizabethan style with a geometrical layout that unwraps around a fountain. The garden is named after the famous writer/poet since most of the plants and trees cared for in this section are mentioned in Shakespeare’s books. The Sally Stone Sensory garden combines the love for plants with our innate instinct to observe and identify textures, fragrances, colors and tastes. Don’t miss the herb wall when you visit this section.
Other highlights of the gardens include:
- Jayne Milbourn Aquatic section: Includes water iris, lotus, lilies and water lettuce that thrive in the pond while the surrounding trees of American Elm and Weeping willow form shaded pockets.
- Garden of Rocks: The section has a waterfall and a collection of shrubs and wildflowers that peek around beautifully arranged stones and rocks.
- The Chinese garden of friendships: The garden includes pagodas, pathways that move around peonies, chrysanthemums, willow trees and bamboos.
The entire garden is a wonderful mix of natural elements of water, earth, fire and life and combining them with our intellect of layout, geometry and design, is what make this place so special. If you love green spaces or simply want to see some stunning plants, a visit here will be well worth your time.
Entrance Ticket Details For Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
- 3-12 year olds: $5
- Adults (13-61 years): $7
- Seniors (62 years and above), Military: $6
- Photographer + 2 Guests: $25
- Entry is free for children under two years.
Botanica, The Wichita Gardens Hours
- April- September: Tuesday & Thursday nights until 8pm (with the exception of special events).
- April- October: Sunday 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
How to Reach Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
- By Bus: Stackman And Pine Ib
- By Taxi
- By renting a car
- You can rent a bike from Bike share ICT
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Botanica, The Wichita Gardens Reviews & Ratings
While the flowers and plants are beautiful and well cared for the children's section is one of the best spots in town! We can't choose our favorite spot but it's definitely between the numerous water activities, the music maze, or the tree house. So much for the little ones to do and they have activities for kids all summer. It is definitely worth a membership and we haven't even taken advantage of all their planned events. Choose a nice day and enjoy the meandering paths surrounded by the beautiful plants.
Botanical is a rare jewel in our city. We visit several times a year but always as a family on Mother's Day. We take a picnic lunch and enjoy it on the terrace. The children in my family include 4 grown children with spouses and 11 grandchildren ranging in age from 23 years-1 month. There is something for everyone to enjoy. The Downing Children's garden is a great place for kids to have fun. The butterfly house, in season is loved by all. I love the rose garden in the spring and summer. There are so many areas to visit please go and check it out. Also, don't forget illumination during the holiday season. It is beautiful.
This was an amazing place. It is getting near the end of the summer season, but still loads of beautiful flowers. They have lots of fun things for children of all ages.
This garden is magical! Our kids were super happy they had a traveling LEGO sculpture exhibit. The kids area is really cool. Make sure to stop by the bee house. A friendly lady there gave us a wonderful educational talk for half an hour that was so informative and interesting. The butterfly conservatory was neat and had plenty of butterflies. Don’t miss the Chinese garden that is tucked off to the north. We saw a great blue heron hanging out near the koi pond!
Such an enchanting place. My parents have had a membership there my whole life. My brother was married here. It’s so dear to my heart. I love Tuesdays on the Terrace and Christmas time with all the gardens lit up 😍 not to mention the butterfly garden when it’s filled with fluttering tiny colorful wings 😍😍 my nieces are obsessed with the children’s area too! Wichita is so lucky to have this place!