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“Lovely at night”

Botanica: The Wichita Gardens
Ranked #2 of 74 things to do in Wichita
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Wichita
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111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely at night”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Strolled throughout Botanica during the luminary walk in December. There was a colorful light show that was worth seeing as well. All ages would enjoy. So festive and delightful in the cool air.... lovely evening-- I highly recommend it!

Visited December 2012
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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews
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“Just Gorgeous”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

They've put a lot of work and funding into the gardens over the past decade and it's apparent. There is a very child-centric section with giant tree houses and trees-with-faces and massive xylophones for children to play. This past Christmas they had a lovely light display set to music and other light details set up to make various segments look like a vineyard or fairyland. It's clear that an absolute perfectionist (or several) are behind each display. Worth braving the cold to see in the weeks before Christmas - and definitely bring the little ones and a camera.

Visited December 2012
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Derby, Kansas
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70 reviews
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“A Wichita gem”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Botanica is worth a stroll any time of the year. Celebrating 25 years in 2013, the trees and other plantings have matured so that one feels that this is a true garden. A new children's garden provides a great experience for children of all ages. In December, the Gardens are lit with magical displays.

Visited March 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
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“Beautiful, But....”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is a beautiful place. But, if your on a budget, probably not the place for you. Very expensive for what it has to offer. I guess it's a really big deal in Wichita since there isn't much else to do. We went around Christmas time, and I thought we would go and check out the lights. IT COST $8 PER PERSON! I'M LIKE SERIOUSLY? I HAD MY KIDS AND OTHER KIDS WITH ME. ENDED UP PAYING OVER $50 FOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS! VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE PRICE. Then someone told me about a place that was raising money for the handicapped. I decided to check it out. They only wanted $5 per call load. I ended up donating $20. Wichita, Kansas is not a vacation place for families!!

Visited December 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
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“Beautiful in the winter too”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Went during luminaries. Was so beautiful. Looking forward to getting there during spring/summer to see it in full bloom.

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