Kansas City Botanical Trip

Kansas City Botanical Trip

September 21st, 2022 - September 21, 2022 7:45am - 6:00pm


Join us for an excursion to a couple of horticultural havens in and around Kansas City, Kansas, while gaining great ideas for your home landscaping. Our first stop will be at master gardener Lenora Larson’s 2-acre home oasis. Long Lips Farm is a butterfly garden and sculpture garden in rural Paola. Her landscape is NABA (North American Butterfly Association), Monarch Waystation, and National Wildlife Federation certified and endorsed as a model pollinator garden by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Lenora Larson’s Garden

After lunch at the local favorite Timbercreek Bar and Grill (on your own – not included in trip fee), our second stop will be at Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Staff horticulturist Anne Wildeboor will give us a tour of her favorite horticultural features at the beautiful OPABG ranging from the wild to the manicured.

Lenora and Anne are entertaining and engaging botanical encyclopedias and the landscapes we will tour will be at the peak of their early fall splendor. Report to the Dyck Arboretum parking lot by 7:30.