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The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden

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Love the Kaufman Gardens!

The gardens are pretty small which is part of why I love them so much. They are located right by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
backtomaui
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Leawood, Kansas
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A sanctuary hidden in the city

This is an amazingly beautiful gem hidden in the city. The gardens are well manicured and the... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
678lc
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Kansas City, Kansas
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This 2-acre garden is part of the Kauffman Legacy Park in the heart of Kansas City. Powell Gardens, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, manages and maintains the garden.
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4800 Rockhill Rd, Kansas City, MO 64110-2045
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+1 816-932-1200
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 9, 2017

We loved this small, intimate garden within walking distance of the Nelson Atkins museum. The fountain in the center is lovely as well and the sound of the water creates a nice backdrop to the visit. This is a must do in KC, and it's...More

5  Thank rduinc
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

So disappointed with our recent trip to the gardens and the extremely rude and confrontational security guard. The flowers were of course beautiful and that is why our kids wanted to have prom pictures taken there. There's nothing on the website indicating you cannot take...More

1  Thank Casey8782
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are pretty small which is part of why I love them so much. They are located right by the Nelson Art Gallery and close to the Country Club Plaza. Super easy in and out with free parking just steps from the entrance. It...More

Thank backtomaui
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This is an amazingly beautiful gem hidden in the city. The gardens are well manicured and the scenery and water features are so calming. The resident caretaker cat doesn’t seem to be too concerned with visitors. Will be back as the seasons change.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a great place to sip a cup of coffee and take in the butterflies and flowers. Very peaceful. We observed others reading, writing in journals, and taking in the natural beauty.

Thank Carl G
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We had this on our list of places to visit in Kc. Nice grounds but needs variety Think each garden should stand on it's own. Same flowers in almost every bed.

Thank TOM S
Reviewed August 29, 2018

enjoyed gardens . helpful signage. not large area.but beautiful flowers and shrubs. Landscaped nicely.

Thank zeke777789
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Very peaceful and serene gardens. The fountains are splendid among the gardens. Make sure to pop into the building to see the orchids.

Thank cleemb210
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We stopped here in early August. They have a nice variety of perennials and annuals and some unique trees and shrubs. The beds are well maintained. They have milkweed for the Monarchs and we found some caterpillars. We are from farther north so it was...More

Thank becky h
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Such a lovely unassuming celebration of local flora and fauna. We popped in on our way to church and were delighted by the friendly cat, the amazing little alcoves and gorgeous array of flowers. Check this place out.

Thank serewife65
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Though somewhat small, the gardens are beautiful! Very tranquil environment! Truly worth a visit. I highly rerecommend taking a rest stop here.

Thank Lance H
Reviewed July 15, 2018

This park was very beautiful, people were reading in the shade to taking professional photos. It was nice to walk around and take pictures, they had plenty of benches to rest at and they had free parking as well.

Thank ISLANDGIRL3013
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Cruiser469198
October 28, 2018|
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Response from Carl G | Reviewed this property |
No, there are many places close by.
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Cruiser469198
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Response from whalewatcher09 | Reviewed this property |
No it is very small and peaceful, but there are numerous places to eat nearby.
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Tara B
May 27, 2018|
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Response from SRiese | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any posted hours. I was there in the late evening and didn't see any signs of it closing. It's possible they don't close the doors and you can get in at any time.
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