Wornall Majors House Museums

Wornall/Majors Kansas City Garden Tour 2018

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Tour Kansas City’s most beautiful gardens in support of the Wornall/Majors House Museums!

The Wornall/Majors Garden Tour is the largest single fundraiser for two of Kansas City’s most significant historic landmarks: the John Wornall House (1858) and Alexander Majors House (1856).

Support crucial historic preservation and education efforts by touring some of the finest gardens Kansas City has to offer. Your ticket gives you access to seven distinctive gardens in different beautiful and historic neighborhoods. The tour includes: the beautiful Crestwood garden trio of Jill DeWitt & Charles Wurrey, Bill & Cyndi Schmidt & Ann Skinner-Einbender & Ron Einbender; the Kauffman Memorial Gardens, David Lucken & Paul Mesner; Dana & Mike Posten; and the John Wornall House Museum. Click individual gardens to read more about each location.

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Event Details

Saturday, June 2
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rain or shine
Locations throughout Kansas City – you will be provided with addresses upon ticket purchase.

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Buying Tickets

Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased online, at the Wornall House office (6115 Wornall Rd., KCMO), by calling 816-444-1858, and at participating gardens the day of the tour.
Sponsored by:

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Can’t get enough of exceptional gardens? Attend our Patrons’ Party and enjoy an exclusive cocktail party in an additional beautiful garden space.

Garden Tour Patrons’ Party
Friday, June 1
Residence of Judith King

Our patron-level supporters are invited to a special sneak peek of our featured gardens and an exclusive cocktail reception at the lovely home of Judith King.

5:00 – 7:00 PM “Sneak Peek” Garden Tour
7:00 – 9:00 PM Cocktail Party

Tickets are $75 and include re-entry to the gardens on June 2.

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 Interested in sponsoring the Garden Tour? Get your name and logo in front of thousands of garden enthusiasts in Kansas City, plus receive tickets to share with your employees, customers, or clients. Download our sponsorship package (PDF) or contact Kerrie Nichols at 816-444-1858/director@wornallmajors.org.

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The Crestwood Gardens of Jill DeWitt & Charles Wurrey, Cynthia & Bill Schmidt, and Ann Skinner-Einbender & Ron Einbender

These three charming gardens, in easy strolling distance of each other, showcase the best of the historic Crestwood neighborhood. Form, function, and color are all represented in these gardens. The moment you step into the front yard of the DeWitt/Wurrey garden, you will be surrounded by spectacular native plants handsomely curated to encourage pollinators and our feathered friends. The Skinner-Einbender garden has been crafted into a “working garden” where flower and vegetable plots are combined to achieve beauty and practicality in one space.


The Ewing & Muriel Kauffman Memorial Gardens

The Kauffman Garden draws inspiration from the Kauffman’s journey through life and their commitment to share with others. The garden features bronze sculptures by Tom Corbin among lush and colorful annual and perennial plantings, pruned foliage framed by stone walls, brick walkways, and playful fountains. Duane Hoover, the Kauffman Garden’s horticulturist, will give tours to Garden Tour participants.


The Gardens of David Lucken & Paul Mesner

Two adjacent properties come to gether to form the beautiful and bountiful gardens of Lucken and renowned puppeteer Mesner in the classic neighborhood of Central Hyde Park. While the front yards maintain separate identities as enticing sun gardens, the back yards flow together to create a functional and aesthetic space guaranteed to awaken the urban farmer in all of us.

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The Garden of Dana & Mike Posten

Posten’s garden in Westwood Park might best be described as a “posy” paradise. Unique textures and color indulge the eye from every corner of the emerging cut-flower garden. This garden is a reflection of the owner’s love of cut flowers as she recently opened POSY, a brand new urban flower farm and design studio.


The John Wornall House Museum Garden

The Herb Garden and Native Plant Border at the Wornall House have undergone a period of transformation in recent years with the dedicated help of the Master Gardeners of Kansas City, Missouri. New designs and plants grace the traditional formal beds in The Herb Garden and feature plants typically found on a frontier farm as well as modern herbs and plants. Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City will be available to speak with visitors, and attendees can also purchase their own native plants from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery.


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The John Wornall House

6115 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO. 64113


The Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO. 64114


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