The Overland Park Arboretum is another place that geocaching has taken us! I've driven past this place for years, never knowing what I've been missing, the following pictures are just a small sample of what is out there.
There are several different themed gardens including a Monet garden and a Children's garden. That's where we found these flowery butterflies and this flying frog.
There's a sculpture garden were we saw these lovely pieces
There was a lot of visible wildlife the day we were there, a duck along the lake, some turtles sunning themselves out on a little dock, and there's even an area set up specifically for birdwatching.
There was an interesting tree/shrub? in the Monet garden that I'd not seen before that I'd really like to have if I can find one, the leaf shape and the coloring was just really intriguing! If you know what this is, let me know, because I don't think it's what we thought, I think the sign near it belonged to something else.
When I was younger, botanical gardens just were not high on my list of fun things to go see, but now that I've experienced a few and the variety of plants and the beautiful landscaping they try to incorporate, I have to say these attractions go to the top few items of my list whenever I'm visiting somewhere! It's wonderful to be able to experience such a variety of plants and settings without all the backbreaking work it would take to do it yourself! I highly recommend visiting your local botanical gardens if you haven't! This was yet another location that we visited because of geocaching that we may never have gone to otherwise.