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Botanica: The Wichita Gardens

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Address: Wichita, KS 67203
Phone Number: 316.264.0448
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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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A Christmas Wonderland

Our family's holiday visit to Botanica is a favorite tradition. Botanica is beautiful with lights, music, hot cocoa, Christmas crafts, and Santa. Truly a must see if you are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family's holiday visit to Botanica is a favorite tradition. Botanica is beautiful with lights, music, hot cocoa, Christmas crafts, and Santa. Truly a must see if you are anywhere near Kansas during the holidays. Buy your tickets online before you arrive, It saves time standing in line to purchase admission. There is a separate line for ticket holders. Be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked over to Botanica from the hotel. (Hyatt Regency) It took 30 minutes or so as we kept stopping in the shade. (38 degrees out there!) It did not disappoint. The staff were lovely, interested and interesting. The planting is stunning and there are lots of lovely water features and sculptures dotted around. We didn't make it to the... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Botanica for a date this summer, and we were blown away. We have visited a number of botanical gardens--Pennsylvania, D.C., Portland, England--and this one was one of the best by far. We easily lost an entire day here. It's enormous! Willow trees, ponds, pungent roses, countless shrubs and almost mythical plants, all creatively organized to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heads up, even in all the plants are dead, they'll still charge you. I forgot that it was winter and the plants were not in bloom so that's my fault. I'm sure it's probably beautiful during the spring/summer because of the trails though.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great attraction for all ages and in all seasons. Their Christmas light displays are always wonderful, especially if there is snow on the ground..

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Ashland, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, we are traveling with a 30 ft travel trailer hitched to our truck. Kyle at Botanica was great to speak to on the phone about parking. He was very helpful so that we were able to visit the gardens. All of the people we encountered (I think volunteers) were so helpful and friendly! The kids loved the Children's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit, but put on your walking shoes. Be sure to get a map of the layout. This is a place that there is something for everyone. I would recommend that you take an umbrella or sun shade of some sort. A hat actually got too hot. Need a little air through the hair to... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little botanical garden. Very well laid out and you can tell that they take great pride in the gardens. Every area is clean and each garden area is very well maintained. Very much worth a visit if you are in the Wichita area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had decided to stay an extra day after the 4th to see the sites of Wichita and chose to visit Botanica. It was a very hot day but that didn't discourage my wife so off we went. First impression was poor as the lady at the desk was less than friendly or even interested in waiting on us it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden has formal setting and just a few years old Children's Garden. The gardens were build in an are near the river with many mature trees to begin with. Each area has a theme, and there are 4 different changes of plants during the year. Over 40,000 tulip's are planted each fall for spring color, then comes summer annuals... More 

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