The Kansas Landscape Arboretum offers a glimpse of Kansas nature at its best. As you stroll through over 193 wooded acres you can see over 1,000 species of trees and shrubs, Bronze plaques along the Memorial Tree Walk identify over 100 separate species. Three nature trails carved through the woods provide the setting for more secluded adventuring. A flower garden near the farm house on the grounds blooms with many varieties.
Three nature trails are open to the public. The "long" trail is about one mile, and the "short" trail is about 1/4 mile. Sections of tree stumps are placed along the trail at intervals for rest or contemplating nature. Stump sitting is also a good way to bird watch. Because of the arboretum's close proximity to the lake, both land and water birds can be viewed there.
Admission: Kansas Landscape Arboretum is for the benefit of everyone. There is no admission charge. Donations will be accepted.
Hours: March 1 to November 1 the gates are open from 8 a.m. to dusk each day.
Phone: 785-461- 5760
To find the Arboretum go to Wakefield on Highway 82. This highway connects Highway 15 and Highway 77 across Milford Lake. Highway 82 is the main street of Wakefield. Turn South on Dogwood Street where there is an Arboretum sign. Follow the signs to the main gate, not quite 2 miles from Highway 82 in Wakefield.
Group Tours may be arranged by writing or calling the
Kansas Landscape Arboretum
RR 1, Box 292
Wakefield, KS 67487
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