Kansa indian garden

Filled with native plants of Northeast Kansas that are life-sustaining sources of food, medicines, and usable objects.

Colonial Garden

Depicts the American garden design and plant research (1600-1700s) developed by the United States founding fathers. their influence was evident in our local gardens being grown by new settlers.

Lewis and clark garden

The Lewis and Clark Expedition sent by President Thomas Jefferson in 1804 was assigned to identify plants growing across the North American continent. The plants Lewis and Clark wrote about seeing in the Northeast Kansas territory are seen in this garden.


The pioneer garden contains vegetables and fruits grown in Wyandot during the nineteenth century. The early pioneers depended upon their gardens for their yearly food supply. They learned what would grow best and methods of planting from the local Native Americans who were welcoming and hospitable.

Seven Gardens represent parts of our local past

Settlers' Garden

Plants in this garden were used in Kansas City area home gardens in the nineteenth century, some brought in by covered wagons.

Carolyn's Garden

This is a more formal depiction of nineteenth to twentieth century gardens, such as the Rose Garden at the Carnegie Library of Kansas City, Kansas, built in 1902.

Apple Orchard

Has five apple varieties grown in Wyandotte County including the locally developed Winesap, which was sold across the country in the last half of the nineteenth century.

Esther's Cottage Garden

Reminiscent of her childhood home garden so includes plants grown around the Quindaro area of Kansas City, Kansas, from 1900 - 1924.