Head to Powell Gardens in Kansas City this Year

Located just outside Kansas City proper, Powell Gardens is the area’s gorgeous botanical gardens and community space with themed garden displays, a three-mile nature trail, rotating exhibits, and beautiful architectural stops. A lovely scenic drive will take you about 40 minutes from Independence, MO, for a trip to 970 acres of lush, rolling hills and meadows.

Officially opened as Powell Gardens in 1988, this lovely nature area welcomes thousands of visitors annually. It’s a perfect place to add to your literary itinerary, especially for gardeners or couples celebrating a romantic getaway—strolling the curated gardens is a great way to connect and spend some quiet time together. Throughout the year, Powell Gardens hosts many special events and festivals, so be sure to check the calendar before you start planning your visit.

First, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and our Kansas City bed and breakfast in the quiet suburb of Independence is a perfect place for a restful retreat. Staying at our Inn becomes a big part of your vacation, as you’ll be welcomed with open arms by our Innkeepers and staff, whose only goal is that you have a comfortable and relaxing time at Silver Heart Inn. Check out our guest rooms and private cottages for your next getaway. Book your lodging today! 

Powell Gardens and more parks in Kansas City

Powell Gardens & More Parks in Kansas City to Explore Outdoors

Powell Gardens, located near Kansas City, Missouri, is a beautiful botanical garden spanning approximately 970 acres. It serves as both a public garden and a cultural attraction in the region. Established in 1988, the gardens offer a serene and lush environment for visitors to enjoy various landscapes and plant collections.

Here’s what to expect on your visit to Kansas City’s Botanical Gardens: 

  1. Gardens and Collections: Powell Gardens features several themed gardens including a perennial garden, a water garden, and a native plant garden. One of the standout features is the Heartland Harvest Garden, which is the nation’s largest edible landscape, demonstrating the journey of food from seed to plate.
  2. Chapel and Architectural Elements: The Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel is an architectural highlight within the gardens. Designed by the renowned architect E. Fay Jones, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, the chapel is known for its integration with the natural surroundings and beautiful stained-glass windows.
  3. Explore the Trails: The Byron Shutz Trail System offers hikers a beautiful experience through lush forests, ponds, and flower-filled meadows. Visitors can choose to go for one to 3.25 mile walks through this nature preserve. 

Other Nature Areas and Parks in Kansas City:

Whiel Powell Gardens is a great space to spend a sunny afternoon, there are plenty of other parks and nature areas near our Kansas City bed and breakfast: 

  1. Swope Park: At 1,805-acres, this is the crown jewel of the KC Parks system. As Kansas City’s largest park, you’ll find lots of beautiful open green space and nature trails through woodlands and meadows.
  2. Loose Park: The biggest draw at this park in Kansas City is the impressive rose garden with more than 3,000 plants. There are 75 acres to explore, so pack an picnic and plan an afternoon at this park in the City of Fountains (you’ll see a few of them here!)
  3. George Owens Nature Park: Located in Independence, this park is open year-round and provides 86 acres of beautiful forest, lakes, hiking trails, and wildlife. Explore the DeWitt Center with exhibits for all ages, a pond display and four large aquariums.
Powell Gardens and more Kansas City Parks to explore near our Bed and breakfast, beach cottage pictured here

Enjoy Summer at our Kansas City Bed and Breakfast

This area of Missouri is beloved by all who visit for its history, which is evident in the architecture around town and its beautiful surroundings. Our Kansas City bed and breakfast in Independence, MO, offers visitors the chance to relax and unwind in a way you can’t do at home, all while admiring and soaking up the local charm. We offer a choice between traditional Bed and Breakfast guest rooms or private cottages for a more intimate getaway.

The private guest rooms at our Missouri Bed and Breakfast provide the ultimate retreat. They are well-appointed rooms that hold true to the house’s historical integrity yet offer all the modern comforts you crave for your romantic weekend. This includes a gas or electric fireplace to cozy up to and enjoy a bottle of wine, complimentary Netflix streaming so you can stay in and watch a movie, and free use of our open-air spa tub.

We offer two secluded cottages at our B&B in Kansas City for those seeking an even more intimate vacation. Each cottage is equipped with a full kitchen, electric fireplace, laundry facilities, and much more! Regardless of your lodging choice, you’ll be treated to a beautiful breakfast each morning of your stay with local and organic ingredients whenever possible and always warm hospitality to set your day off on the right foot. Book your lodging today! 

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