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“Fantastic Garden. Relaxing and beautiful!”

The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden
Ranked #23 of 152 things to do in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Shawnee, Kansas
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266 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Fantastic Garden. Relaxing and beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

This is a real gem of a place to visit. It is a wonderful place to bring out of town visitors or just come by yourself to room around and enjoy the gardens. It is beautiful and relaxing. You can come often and see different flowers planted. Pretty sculptures and fountains in the garden to enjoy also. It is a true treat and so many people don't know about this. I love to come and wander around often. Enjoy!

Visited April 2012
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Princeton, New Jersey
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“An oasis in a big city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

On a sunny day in May, we brought a picnic tea with us to the Kauffman Gardens. We sat comfortably in the shade in the wrought-iron chairs while we chatted and admired the flowers. Not just flowers--the ingenious use of varieties of lettuce to fill in the spaces added more shades of green and russet. (And made us wish we'd brought salads along, too! ) In the small conservatory, the garden cat kept a placid eye on things.

Even with little kids running about, this was an utterly peaceful place--perfect for recuperating from jetlag.

The gardeners and biologists among us were grateful for the excellent plant identification labels.

Every future visit to KC will include a couple hours here.

Visited May 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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164 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Peaceful Retreat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

I love, love, love this garden. The gardners from Powell Gardens are in charge of all the lovely plantings and it shows in the detail. Each season brings a colorful surprise. Every year brings a new color theme. You can bring a sack lunch, set, relax, listen to the fountain and regenerate.
We took my granddtr's senior pics here this spring.
Plenty of parking, restrooms, benchs, and lovely flowers.

Visited April 2012
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Orland Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
“What a Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

Small but beautiful workmanship and care taking. A diverse selection of plants, well thought out by color and texture. The bronzes are a little too pedestrian for my taste, especially considering the bar set by the Atkins sculpture garden.

Visited April 2012
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Kansas City, Missouri
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“secret garden in the heart of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

this is one of my favorite places in my favorite city. even folks who have lived here their whole lives somehow miss out on this place and, i've got to say, i'm not entirely sad about this (make it less busy when i want to enjoy it!). this place is right out of a children's book - so picturesque and the last thing you'd be expecting in the middle of the city. if you'd like your own secret garden in the middle of the city you'd need not look any further.

Visited April 2012
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