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, including special tours of the Kauffman Memorial Garden with horticulturalist Duane Hoover and the garden of David Lucken and famed puppeteer Paul Mesner. 

Other gardens include the Crestwood garden trio of Jill DeWitt & Charles Wurrey, Bill & Cyndi Schmidt, and Ann Skinner-Einbender & Ron Einbender; the garden of Dana & Mike Posten; and the John Wornall House Museum. See below for descriptions of each garden.

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Event Details

Saturday, June 2
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Rain or shine
Locations throughout Kansas City – addresses are listed on tickets, or see below.

Buying Tickets

Online ticket sales now closed, but tickets may be purchased for $30 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at any participating garden the day of the tour. If you would like to pay with credit card, please start at the Wornall House garden (6115 Wornall Rd.). All other gardens can accept cash or check only.

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The Crestwood Gardens of Jill DeWitt & Charles Wurrey, Cynthia & Bill Schmidt, and Ann Skinner-Einbender & Ron Einbender
525 E. 54th St., 5400 Cherry St., and 5414 Cherry St. (Kansas City, MO)

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. Cynthia & Bill Schmidt’s garden is a true urban ecosystem, attracting swallowtails, hummingbirds, songbirds, and monarchs alike.

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The Ewing & Muriel Kauffman Memorial Gardens
4801 Rockhill Rd. (Kansas City, MO)

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.

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The Gardens of David Lucken & Paul Mesner
3611 & 3615 Holmes St. (Kansas City, MO)

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
4941 Westwood Rd. (Kansas City, MO)

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.

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The John Wornall House Museum Garden
6115 Wornall Rd. (Kansas City, MO)

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

816.444.1858

The Alexander Majors House & Barn

8201 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO. 64114

816.444.1858

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