Photo walk through Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

During our spring trip to Overland Park, Kansas, the kids and I visited Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. What I figured would be, maybe, a 2-hour visit turned into a 5-hour adventure. If it wasn’t for an unfortunate splinter (in Lucia’s finger), we easily could have spent another couple of hours exploring the gardens. The time we did spend there was thoroughly enjoyable and memorable. An added bonus was the perfect weather: cloudless blue sky, bright sunshine, and cooler temps.

In my previous article about Overland Park, I mentioned the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens as one attraction that absolutely surprised the kids and me. Hopefully after viewing the following photos, you’ll see why.

Monet Garden

The Monet Garden | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

The Monet Garden | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

The Monet Garden | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Erickson Water Garden

Erickson Water Garden | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Erickson Water Garden | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Erickson Water Garden | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Train Garden

Caboose at Train Garden | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Caboose at Train Garden | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Train Garden | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Legacy Garden / Ailie’s Glade

Legacy Garden / Ailie's Glade | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Legacy Garden / Ailie's Glade | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Children’s Discovery Garden

Children's Discovery Garden | Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens | Overland Park, Kansas

There is still way more to see and do at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, but these spots were our favorites. Be sure to stop if you’re in the area and, by all means, bring the kids. Hopefully the whole family will be as surprised and have as much fun as we did.

My family and I were guests of Visit Overland Park. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.

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3 Responses to Photo walk through Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

  1. Amy June 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

    Love that children’s discovery park. <3

    • Francesca June 7, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

      I loved it, too. The kids played and I got to sit and enjoy the sunshine 🙂

  2. Kelly | @diningduster July 10, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    This looks absolutely gorgeous!
    It’s really fun to tour different botanical gardens. Always makes us want to go home and revisit our own landscaping, or lack there of!

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