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Nestled in the heart of Wichita sits one of Kansas' best kept secrets--Botanica, a botanical garden and regional horticultural center.

701 Amidon
Wichita, KS 67203
Fax: 316.264.0587
Today's Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Botanica Events

Oct 21

Spooky Pooch Parade

Spooky Pooch Parade
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Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Date: Sunday October 21, 2018
Location: Botanica
Address: 701 Amidon, Wichita, KS, 67203
Price: General Admission: Adults: $7, Youth $5 (3-12)
Category: Entertainment
Come to Botanica where they are welcoming dogs of all kinds for this one-day only event within the gardens!

Register your pet to show off their costumes during the Spooky Pooch Parade throughout the beautiful gardens. Don't own a dog? That's ok too! Come watch all our furry friends strut their stuff and show off their Halloween spirit. There with be plenty of activities for all!

There will also be some adorable adoptable dogs! We Are Grateful Sanctuary - WAGS will be at the event with adoptable dogs + silent auction proceeds will benefit the animals as well as any other dog rescue organizations that join. In addition, come see KPTS Channel 8's Clifford the Big Red Dog!

All dogs must be signed up & payment received by October 19th
Mail your payment or stop by Botanica, 701 N. Amidon Wichita, KS 67203
Contact Natalie Mahaffay for ticketing information 316-264-0448 Ext. 107

- Dogs are welcome in the gardens after 1pm to start lining up.
- The parade will start at 2pm in the Children’s Garden meadow.

- All dogs must be pre-registered and pay $10
- Dog Owner(s): general admission price or $3 for members
- General Admission Prices: Adults: $7, Youth $5 (3-12)

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Dec 3

VIP Santa Visit

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Time: 5:00 pm
Date: Monday December 3, 2018 through Wednesday December 19, 2018
Location: Botanica
Address: 701 Amidon, Wichita, KS, 67203
Price: $20 per person
Category: Christmas & Holiday
Want to see Santa this year but don't feel like freezing your tail off in line? Well Botanica is giving you a pass to skip the line for Santa and join his one-of-a-kind VIP list!

This year during Illuminations, Santa will be making special visits to see all the children on the extra nice list! Grab the whole family and join on December 3rd, 4th, 5th, 17th, 18th or 19th at 5:00 pm for our Santa VIP event.

Tickets are $20 per person, which includes premier parking in our main lot, early access to see Santa and admission to Illuminations!

Maximum 50 tickets per VIP event, so don't miss out!

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Dec 10

Supper With Santa

Supper With Santa
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Time: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Date: Monday December 10, 2018
Location: Botanica
Address: 701 Amidon, Wichita, KS, 67203
Price: Adults: $18 / $16 members / Children: (Ages 3-12) $14 / $12 members
Category: Christmas & Holiday
For four festive nights, Santa and his elves will be taking a break from their holiday preparations to host a special meal at the Botanica Garden. Children can discover surprises in their stockings, decorate a cookie with Santa’s elves, enjoy stories of the season, have an art project, join in a few holiday songs and share their wishes with Santa Claus.Frosty the Snowman will also be there, serving custard from Freddy’s Frozen Custard after story-time with Santa.

After dinner, families can walk through the Gardens and take in the wondrous lights of Illuminations. Follow the trains around the Sensory Garden, watch the lights dance to music in the Meadow, take a stroll through Candy Cane Lane and enjoy the beauty of more than 5,000 luminaries in the Gardens and millions of lights throughout, including the Downing Children’s Garden. Be sure to bring your cameras, appetites and holiday spirit!

December 10 - Blue Moon - chicken tenders and mac & cheese
December 11 - Molino’s - burritos and nachos
December 12 - Carrabba’s - spaghetti and breadsticks
December 13 - Corporate Caterers - chicken tenders with mac & cheese

Starts at 5:30 pm

Adults: $18 or $16 for members
Children: (Ages 3-12) $14 or $12 for members

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