Enjoy a sneak peek at three of the featured gardens
On June 4 the Wornall/Majors House Museums, the nonprofit that oversees the historic John Wornall and Alexander Majors Houses, will open the garden gate to six of the most stunning and prestigious garden spaces in Kansas City. The bi-annual garden tour is the organization’s largest fundraiser, which supports the mission of bringing history to life through innovative, hands-on programs and experiences for thousands of children and adults throughout the greater Kansas City region. Both houses are on the National Register of Historic Places.
“We are extremely thrilled to be hosting the Wornall/Majors House Museums Garden Tour again, and the line-up couldn’t be more stunning,” says Kerrie Nichols, executive director. “Not only do we have historic gardens and one-of-a-kind sculpture gardens, but we are hosting the new Pop-Up Craft & Food Fair with Strawberry Swing, being held on the Wornall House lawn the same day.”
The Garden Tour kicks off with the Patron’s Party on Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Garden Tour patrons will enjoy a cocktail reception at the beautiful Mission Hills home of Jenny Chapin and Walker Woods. Tickets are $125, and include a sneak-peek preview of the gardens. Patrons are invited to return to the gardens again on June 4.
The full Garden Tour takes place on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, and features six of Kansas City’s most beautiful and unique gardens, including the Wornall House Herb Garden. Tickets are $25 if purchased by June 3, and are $30 the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased online at WornallMajors.org/GardenTour2016, by calling 816.444.1858, or at local Hen House grocery stores.
Visit WornallMajors.org/GardenTour2016 for an overview of the gardens and to purchase tickets. And don’t forget to take a tour of the John Wornall House, 6115 Wornall Road, as you stop by the Wornall House’s historic herb garden.
Visit WornallMajors.org for hours, program prices and barn rental rates.