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Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

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Address: Wichita, KS 67203
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09:00 - 17:00
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Located in Sim Park, this gorgeous patch of cultivated flora offers themed...

Located in Sim Park, this gorgeous patch of cultivated flora offers themed gardens such as the Butterfly Garden, Shakespeare Garden, Rose and Wildflower Garden and the award-winning Sally Stone Sensory Garden, plus special programs for children.

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Did not expect such a lavish botanical garden in Wichita.

Botanica is easily accessible by car or Uber from old town hotels. The park is well organized, offers a wide array of plants - flowers, shrubs, trees. It has a beautifully... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Botanica is easily accessible by car or Uber from old town hotels. The park is well organized, offers a wide array of plants - flowers, shrubs, trees. It has a beautifully planned lotus garden, with a Chinese dragon wall separating the gardens from the pagoda and lotus pond. Along the way, another pond with koi. Very friendly staff and volunteers.... More 

Thank Q8308SLpatriciad
Wichita, Kansas
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit several times a year. The gardens are organized well. There are a variety of walking paths. A relatively new oriental garden is of special note, as is an adjacent area focussed on young children. For sheer beauty there is no better attraction in Wichita.

Thank 73Dwight
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

These are the best gardeners in the area. It is amazing what they can do to produce gorgeous plants. I love to take a leisurely stroll and see the changes of the seasons. Add a fun filled children's garden that is nothing short of wholesome fun, and it makes the perfect family getaway.

Thank Barb F
Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Located downtown between the rivers is an incredible botanical creation, including 33 gardens in all. Small, but growing, visit the new Chinese Garden of Friendship or play in the spectacular one-of-a-kind Downing Children's Garden. Come celebrate 30 years of growth and love on the summer Tuesday's on the Terrace with live music or attend one of the spectacular events or... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kind of early in the season for some flowers to be blooming but it's a nice place. Not huge, it only took about 2hrs. Rose garden it very pretty, all of the bushes have a marker with the name of the rose. Love, love all of the statues all through the gardens. We 3 senior ladies had fun in the... More 

Thank saminkc
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a small park with labels on the plants. You can see the whole thing in less than half an hour from a leisurely stroll. Completely overpriced for what it is. Very disappointing.

Thank TheTemp
Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

if in wichita during good weather, this is a great place to spend a couple of relaxing hours. nice layout, with beautiful trees and flowers, water, forest walking paths and birds. not large, but worth the $6 entry fee.

Thank navalaviation
Derby, KS
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit in a few years. Always beautiful and ever-changing with flowers blooming at different times. No two visits will be the same. We went early last Saturday and it wasn't too crowded yet. The new Chinese garden is very nicely done, it may become our favorite section. There is a Tuesday evening summer concert and cocktails... More 

Thank Richard F
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens appeal to all ages. Our group ranged from age 5 to age 82. No one was bored. It's easy to see in one short stay. There is plenty to linger over for longer periods.

Thank Jim L
Edmond, Oklahoma
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here twice now, and each time was lovely. This time was for a school field trip. We ate our lunch inside on the patio. Their educator was amazing with the kids! She kept their attention the whole time. The children's area is large, and kids can wander all over the place. There is so much for them to... More 

Thank Jamie H

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