Because plants are 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 $14, you get four admissions to Botanica, The Wichita Gardens (up to a $28 value).
Botanica divides its 9.5-acre plant paradise into more than 20 meticulously designed gardens, including a rose garden for romantic contemplation and a wildflower meadow for carefree frolicking. Plant whisperers have artfully arranged more than 3,600 species around calming streams, flowing waterfalls, and sculptures of Sean Connery crying. Stop by the Sally Stone Sensory Garden to touch, smell, and telepathically interrogate plants, or wander through Botanica's 2,880-square-foot enclosed butterfly house, where winged beauties flutter freely among a vibrant collection of pansies (open Memorial Day through September).
A retreat to an urban garden can help soothe the mind and wash away stressful memories of defusing a hydrogen bomb while handcuffed to a wise-cracking detective. Consult Botanica's bloom schedule to plan a trip to view your favored flora, and spend a day among a stylishly curated sampling of nature.