The Kansas City area has some really impressive architecture, parks, and landscaping. KC locals know how good we have it, but sometimes it’s difficult to convince people from outside the area that Kansas City landscaping is actually quite lovely.
In this blog post, we want to highlight just a few examples of great landscaping in Kansas City. We’d love to hear what your favorite spots are!
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Not only does the Nelson have an impressive collection of art from around the world, it’s also home to one of Kansas City’s best lawns, with the unforgettable (and massive) shuttlecocks decorating the field.
Aside from the Nelson’s lawn, the landscape design near the museum is simple but attractive. Whenever we go to the museum we like to spend almost as much time outside as inside.
Joanna and Kris are slightly biased toward Unity Village; they met while they were both working there and have strong connections to the area. But aside from that, Unity Village–located near Lee’s Summit where Evolving Landscapes is based–has truly beautiful landscape design.
Rose bushes, fountains, forests, walking paths, and gardens cover the 1,400 acres of Unity Village. If you’ve never been there we would highly recommend taking a look around. It has truly astounding Mediterranean architecture and fountains. In our opinion it’s one of the most beautiful spots in the Kansas City area.
Okay, so we know the Plaza is a really big area (well, so is Unity Village), but we still really love the integration of architecture and landscaping.
Almost anyone who has spent time in Kansas City knows about the Plaza, or, as it’s officially called, the Country Club Plaza. Much like Unity Village, the Plaza is full of Spanish-style architecture and fountains that mimic Seville, in Spain.
Are you from Kansas City? Tell us what your favorite example of landscaping in Kansas City is, in the comments below!