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Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Category: Botanical Gardens | Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:05 am

I had a tough choice today. Cut the grass or go to a botanical garden? The lawn mower lost. I decided I'd go tip toe thru the tulips since it was so nice out.

Even though it wasnt peak season there at the gardens I'm certainly glad I went.

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

I saw quite a few butterflies by the parking lot and thought it was my lucky day. Unfortunately they werent cooperating and were a whole lot faster than I.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


I'd have to say the Monet Garden was my favorite and it still had lots of color for being late in the season.

Erickson Water Garden

Clouded Sulpher

Giant Swallowtail

Probably some kind of Skipper

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Droopy wrote on Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:36 am:

What a display! I'm glad you left the mower to it's own devices and went. That Monet garden looks like something I could get lost in, lovely! And all those different critters you managed to photograph too, well done.


eileen wrote on Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:48 am:

No contest - the lawnmower would have stayed in the shed for me too!!! What a spectacular place Overland Park is. I would have spent ages at the Erickson Water Garden just drooling. I'm amazed by the amount of colour in the Monet Garden at this time of year. Thank you for the link and the wonderful photographs.


Pianolady wrote on Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:56 am:

Lovely photos, I especially like the dahlia photo. I didn't know Overland Park had a botanical garden. I'll have to schedule a "road trip" next summer to see it.


SongofJoy57 wrote on Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:12 am:

What a wonderful day trip, and great pics . . . I am especially partial to the purple and white. Glad you went with the flow, and thanks for sharing with us.


kuntrygal wrote on Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:17 pm:

Thanks Joann for the wonderful pictures. I especially like the Monet Gardens. You managed to capture many great shots.


gardengater wrote on Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:47 pm:

You made a good choice, Joann. Enjoyed the beautiful photos. Glad you enjoyed your day.

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