Explore Midwest Arboretums and Botanical Gardens
Missouri: Powell Gardens
The highlight of the 915-acre Powell Gardens is the Heartland Harvest Garden, which celebrates Midwest agriculture with some 2,000 varieties of fruits and vegetables planted on 12 scenic acres outside Kansas City. It's considered the largest edible garden in the country. Visitors can sample seasonal produce at tasting stations in the garden or in salads, wraps and soups at the cafe. A Fun Foods Farm offers hands-on education for kids.
Powell Gardens also features a 3.25-mile nature trail past ponds, through woods and along a creek; a fountain garden; and a 2-acre memorial garden.