Botanica: The Wichita Gardens, Kansas (Images of Modern America Series) Keith Wondra Author
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Growing from 4 gardens in 1987 to 29 in 2015, Botanica, The Wichita Gardens has become a regional attraction. The dream of a botanical garden in Wichita started in the early 1970s with John Firsching, superintendent of landscape and forestry with the Board of Park Commissioners, and in 1987 the gardens opened on the site of Wichita's Sim Park. Images of Modern America: Botanica, The Wichita Gardens tells the story of the people, events, and stories that have shaped Botanica into Wichita's garden. Included are images of Botanica throughout the gardens' 28-year history and the earlier history of Sim Park, many of which have never been published before.


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