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#WichitaWednesday - The Botanica Gardens


It’s time for #WichitaWednesday everyone! This month we’re featuring Botanica 🌺 which is comprised of over 18 acres of gardens and aims to educate the community on horticulture (the art and practice of garden cultivation and management.) Located at 701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203-3199, it’s a must see if you live in the area!

Quick facts:

  • 🪷 Opened in May 1987

  • ⛲️ Features 34 gardens and a horticultural library, as well as fountains and sculptures

  • 🌿 Has over 4000 species of plants both native and new to the region

  • 📆 Hosts events throughout the year, such as “Blooms, Brews, & Bloody Marys,” “Symphony on the Grand Lawn,” and in October the “Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.” Be sure to keep an eye on their calendar for other fun activities!

  • 🎄They also do a yearly Illuminations event for the Christmas season where over 2 million lights are strung throughout the gardens. Choreographed light shows, hot chocolate and cookies, and well as a visit with Santa are also a part of the experience. This event is already in full swing and will continue through December 31st.

  • 💍 My husband and I actually got married here!

The gardens are open year-round with the plants changing with the seasons. As a result, garden hours change throughout the year as well.

Garden Hours Year-Round:

Monday - Saturday: 9am-5pm

Extended Hours from April-October

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9am-8pm Sundays: 1-5pm

Check out their website for more information:

All photos (aside from our wedding pictures) are from their Facebook page.

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