Located about a half mile from Fountain View on the Plaza lies the 2 acre Kauffman Memorial Garden located at 4800 Rockhill Road in Kansas City. Open year round from 8 am until dusk, Kauffman Garden is named after Muriel and Ewing Kauffman. Admission to the garden is free. According to the website, “The Kauffmans’ world travels inspired the creation of a space comparable to parks throughout Europe. The garden features bronze sculptures by Tom Corbin among lush and colorful annual and perennial plantings, pruned foliage framed by stone walls, brick walkways, and playful fountains.”
Enclosed by beautiful limestone walls, the garden is divided into distinct areas connected by lovely brick pathways. The opening promenade is graced by Peking Tree Lilacs and blue Endless Summer Hydrangea. The Green Garden has an octagonal fountain centerpiece and is bordered by pergola and seasonal flowers. A conservatory, lined with six large pindo palms and a variety of fragrant seasonal plants. Behind the conservatory is the secluded Secret Garden with jumping water spouts sure to delight and entertain visitors of all ages. The Parterre Garden is known for its unique ripple effect pool and bronze sculptures by local artist Tom Corbin. Some of the sculptures appear to be dancing on the long pool.
A visit each season is highly recommended since the plant displays are changed at least four times throughout the year. Like most, you will likely want to return often. Don’t forget to bring along your camera and be on the look out for the monarch butterflies fluttering among the milkweed!
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