This Little Known Garden In Kansas Will Be Your New Favorite Summer Destination

‘Tis the season for spending time outdoors, enjoying the beautiful Kansas sunshine, and exploring new places, which is why your friends at Only in Kansas want you to know about this little known garden that is sure to be your new favorite destination. It’s time now to grab your friends, pack a picnic, and head to the tranquil Bartlett Arboretum.

Located in the small town of Belle Plaine, the Bartlett Arboretum is a magical 20-acre garden that features a number of stunning trees (including the rarely seen champion Japanese maple), colorful blooms, and picturesque walking paths. The arboretum, which was originally developed in 1910 by Dr. Walter Bartlett, has been referred to as not just “the only mature arboretum between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains,” but as one of the most beautiful in the entire country. Unfortunately, Bartlett is only open for special events and by appointment only, but there are plenty of opportunities to visit as the venue is constantly hosting concerts and special classes.

For more information on upcoming special events and openings, be sure to visit the Bartlett Arboretum’s website. You can discover even more beautiful Kansas gardens by clicking on 12 Amazing Hidden Gardens To Visit In Kansas This Spring!