After checking out of our hotel and before embarking on the 6-hour drive from Kansas City back to Champaign, we went for a little stroll in the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden, which is run by Kansas City’s botanical garden organization, Powell Gardens.
This is a charming, peaceful spot in which to enjoy a sunny morning for an hour or so. The various plants are well-labeled, so it’s educational. There are several different gardens, including an indoor winter garden, so there are a number of different “spaces” to enjoy. The highlight, aside from the very beautiful flowers and plants, is the sculpture/fountain of three girls dancing on the water.
Apparently the garden is part of a larger Kauffman Legacy Park. Brush Creek also runs just past the garden, with a lovely walking path alongside it, creating opportunities for a longer stroll in addition to the garden.
We enjoyed it!