This month the Farmington Place Apartments is featuring one of our favorite places in Wichita, KS — Botanica Wichita. Wichita, KS is home to one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the nation, and there’s nothing like strolling through the gardens on an August morning. We hope that you get the chance to visit these gardens before the month is through.
The Botanica Wichita is home to sprawling, lovely gardens like the Woodland Walk, Greenhouse, Martha Parriott Terrace Garden, Peony Collection, and the Shakespeare Garden. Need a place to think? The Shakespeare Garden is perfect for contemplating the big events and decisions in life. “The Shakespearean Garden at Botanica is a beautiful blend of the formal and cottage gardens characteristic of the Elizabethan era. Visitors standing on the upper level of this garden can appreciate the geometric balance of the symmetrical pathways, which lead through the variety of perennial herbs and flowers. Many of the featured plants are mentioned in Shakespeare’s works or were popular in the genteel gardens of his lifetime. A new limestone fountain, symbolic of the Garden’s water source, was installed in 2009. Combined with the teak benches and the Hawthorn trees, this area creates a respite for all who visit Botanica.” You can learn more about the gardens at Botanica Wichita here.
Take a Class
The Botanica Wichita offers classes that anyone can enjoy including photography, Yoga in the Garden, unWINEd, and Lunchtime Lectures. Their photography classes, in particular, seem awesome. These classes let you photograph the Botanica after hours with Kira Morris, a photographer from National Geographic. Their basic class “will accelerate your entry into DSLR photography with a focus on the fundamental skills and concepts you need to take your images to the next level. Whether you’re new to the world of digital photography or looking to brush up on the basics, bring your DSLR and questions to this interactive workshop.” You can read more about their photography classes here and more about other classes at the Botanica Wichita here.
Attend an Event
The Botanica Wichita is home to some of the best events in the city. Follow this link for more information on events coming to the Botanica Wichita in the following weeks and months. We hope that you get the chance to attend one of their fantastic events before the month is through.
What’s your favorite garden at the Botanica Wichita? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!