Kingsville, Missouri

Powell Gardens

Located just southeast of Kansas City, this 915 acres botanical garden’s history dates back to 1948 when the land was purchased by George E. Powell, Sr, a prominent Kansas City businessman. The land has served as a dairy farm, Boy Scout camp, an agricultural and natural resource center, and since 1988, a botanical garden. Attractions include a 2-acre Island Garden that features the longest “living” wall in the U.S.; 3.5-acre Perennial Garden; 2.5-acre Rock and Waterfall Garden; the Parterre Garden; a Wildflower Meadow and Terrace Gardens. A 3.25-mile nature trail takes visitors and along a creek that flows into the Gardens’ 12-acre lake.Photo: Birch log fairy house, Enchanted Garden Exhibit, March 12 – April 24, 2011 [ info ]