About the Beanstalk

What is the Beanstalk Children's Garden?

The BEANSTALK Children's Garden located at our Swope Park Community Garden site, 6917 Kensington, is a unique and FUN fieldtrip destination for children of all ages.

Children will have the opportunity to learn about:

  1. Plants
  2. Food Production
  3. Insects
  4. Nutrition
  5. Plant Science

Visitors to the BEANSTALK are encouraged to use their senses to see, touch, smell and taste plants as part of the learning process.

All plants are labeled with names and background information.

The garden paths are paved and are fully wheelchair accessible.


Garden Information

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday Closed

The BEANSTALK Children's Garden is open June 13 to Oct. 19 (or the first hard freeze)

Cost: $2.00 per person (for children & adults)

Families & groups are welcome.  We are part of Kansas City Passport to adventure.

The Beanstalk is an approved badge fulfillment and field trip site.

Large groups are asked to call ahead to make arrangements for a tour guide.

Small groups and families are encouraged to tour the garden on their own. Guidebooks are available for self-guided tours.

Picnic tables are available. Groups should call ahead to reserve.


Garden Areas in the BEANSTALK...

The Vegetables Garden is planted with many varieties of vegetables from all around the world. Tasting is available in season.

The Fruit Garden is planted with both common and unusual berry bushes and fruit trees.

The Herb Garden features many different types of herbs for cooking, fragrance, and medicinal uses.

The Seed and Grain Garden contains seed & grain plants like corn, wheat, oats, soybeans, peanuts and popcorn.

The Curiosity Garden is a special place filled with strange and unusual plants.

The Water Garden features water plants such as water lilies and floating water hyacinths along with fish and frogs.


Come Visit the Beanstalk

Large Groups (>10 persons)
Please call in advance to schedule a tour (816) 931-3877

Small Groups (<10 persons)
You are welcome to walk in and do a self guided tour during normal hours of operations.

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