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Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Holiday Lights Fun for All Ages

Went to the Festival of Lights at Botanica with 3 generations of family members. It was an amazing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Christmas lights

I would go back and see the lights again. Very cool. It was also neat that you could eat and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marion, Kansas
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to the Festival of Lights at Botanica with 3 generations of family members. It was an amazing number of lights all in one place. Very festive and fun on a brisk winter evening. Everyone had a good time lots of things to climb on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would go back and see the lights again. Very cool. It was also neat that you could eat and drink there too. Fun place!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy668
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great in all seasons. Christmas lights by the millions in winter. Spring, Summer and fall flowers. Much more.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MidWestGM
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place for ALL ages and they always have seasonal events going on. The children’s areas provoke the imagination and give kids plenty of things to do; we always have to drag our children away. We love it!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank FourDogMommy
Reviewed 1 week ago

My two year old had fun watching all the colorful lights in December. Super cool and great for kids. They had a lot of attractions too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank julzmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn’t go back, over crowded & you have to buy tickets for almost everything. Not worth it to me, having to park far away and can’t walk on the grass that is dead etc. Would rather drive and look at them.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rachelgreene94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 4&6 year old grkids to Botanica twice: first in September to see all we could (esp. the butterfly area) and then December 31 to see “the Christmas Lights”, on a bitterly cold evening... it was the only time we could get away...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bobofks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has a childrens garden has demonstrations and programs. Just added an oriental garden that is worth the time to stroll through

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard975929
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While visiting Wichita and its wonderfui Wichita Art Museum, it was suggested that I visit Botanica. It was late in the flowering season but, regardless, the flowers that remained were stunning and the layout of the gardens enhanced the experience. While not large (like the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RebecaEleria
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We took our grandchildren to see the Christmas lights at Botanica. The lighting was incredible. It was an amazing experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jsfollett
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Linda H
January 6, 2019|
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Response from kehickey | Reviewed this property |
Typically jonquils and tulips done by May, Iris and lilacs in May. It also can depend on how cold of a winter we get, or last frost, which is typically the middle of April! A good time to go either way ❣️
Christina L
October 13, 2018|
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Response from ReneeCarlson | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t know. I didn’t see anyone with a pet.
Justin B
March 11, 2018|
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Response from Jezekr | Reviewed this property |
Children under 2 are free, 3-12 years is $5.00, adults 13-61 is $7.00. Seniors 62+ and military are $6.00.