Botanica reopens to public with some restrictions

Wichita’s Botanica reopens today, but with some restrictions.

All visitors are encouraged to buy their tickets or memberships online. The number of visitors in the Gardens will also be limited in order to make sure social distancing guidelines are met.

Visitors are 3 and up are also being asked to wear masks per the city’s guildlines.  Masks will be available for purchase for $1.

The Carousel, Train Garden, Chinese Garden and Gift Shop will open June 8.  However, the Downing Children’s Garden and Children’s Library is still closed until further notice.

Onsite mobility devices, like wheelchairs and scooters, will not be available.  The Butterfly House will be open with one-way traffic to maintain social distancing, exiting through the cottage.

Drinking fountains will not be available; however, the bottle filler portion of the water fountain in the Lobby hallway will be available for filling water bottles. Bottled water and sodas may be purchased at the front desk in the Administration Building Lobby.

Select areas will be open for picnics. You can bring food and drink inside the garden with designated areas you can eat.

Public restrooms will be open in the Lobby and Memorial Plaza.  Staff will be wearing masks and social distancing.

They are staying home if sick and will report any presumed COVID-19 cases to proper authorities.  Visitors are encouraged to follow CDC recommendations and practice social distancing. Visit

For the health of our guests, please follow these Social Distancing Guidelines:

  • If you are feeling sick, go home.
  • Keep a distance of 6 feet from others, except those within your household.
  • The City of Wichita is requiring masks for ages 3 and up on all its facilities.
  • Cover your face with your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands.