Because plants have long been jealous of our ability to live indoors, they attempt to infiltrate our finest mansions and universities by slowly climbing stony facades. Visit a place built specifically to contain these floral strivers with today's Groupon: for $3, you get adult admission (a $7 value) to Botanica, The Wichita Gardens.
Botanica's 9.5-acre plant paradise is divided into more than 20 meticulously designed gardens, including a rose garden for contemplating romance and a wildflower meadow for carefree frolicking. More than 3,600 species of plants are artfully arranged around calming streams, flowing waterfalls, and sculptures. Stop by the sensory garden to touch, smell, and telepathically understand plants' thoughts about hot dogs. Or, head to Botanica's 2,900-square-foot enclosed butterfly house, where the winged beauties flutter freely among a vibrant collection of pansies (through September).
A retreat to an urban garden can help soothe one’s sensibilities and wash away haunting memories of cubical confinement. Consult Botanica's bloom schedule to plan a trip to view your favored flora, and spend a day among a chicly designed version of nature.
- What a peaceful, relaxing way to spend a few hours/an afternoon. The gardens are immaculately maintained and a joy to stroll in. – Gill68, TripAdvisor
- A huge facility with many differently themed gardens. It's incredibly beautiful and a great place to spend a lazy afternoon, especially a romantic one! – Drewseph, Drewbird, Drewbie, Drewsy, etc., Yahoo! Travel
701 North Amidon Ave.
Wichita, Kansas 67203-3199Get Directions