Apple Courtyard in the Heartland Harvest Garden


Welcome to America’s largest edible landscape—where every tree, shrub, flower and groundcover is part of the story of where our food comes from. 

Here in the Heartland of America, this signature garden captures the spirit of Kansas City’s place where our rich soils and prime farmland make agriculture a shining star.

The Journey of Food from Seed to Plate

From seed to plate, the Heartland Harvest Garden is an adventure in learning in a garden designed to satisfy all the senses. 

As you explore the fruits and vegetables, grains and nuts and so much more you may often find yourself saying, "Oh that’s the plant where that (food) comes from!" 

You will see a wide range of edible varieties from heirloom and modern to even some plants on trial for the future.

Don’t forget to taste a sample of the garden’s produce at the Tasting Station. A visit to the Missouri Barn’s silo observation deck is a must, where you can overlook the whole garden and see its quilt patterns.

Here are some highlights of this delicious 12-acre landscape:

Getting Started: The Entrance Gardens

See a classic potager garden, find out where your coffee and chocolate come from and witness the magic beginning in the Seed to Plate Greenhouse. Learn more.

In Celebration of Apples, Pears and Peaches

Follow the brick path lined with apples, peaches and pears along with the plants that help them thrive. Learn more.

The Vineyard

Enjoy a Mediterranean vibe, ornate gates and pathways covered with luscious grapes. Learn more.

The Authors' Garden

Celebrated garden authors Rosalind Creasy and Barbara Damrosch bring their great ideas to life in gardens that demonstrate their personal philosophies. Learn more.

The Quilt Gardens

Playing off our Midwestern heritage with traditional patterns from Missouri and Kansas, the four Quilt Gardens also offer plenty of ideas for the home gardener and teach about the commercial crops important to our area. Learn more.

The Missouri Barn & Kitchen Garden

A place to reFresh and unwind and learn about the fine art of eating from the garden. Learn more.

Fun Foods Farm

A garden designed with kids in mind! Come learn about the adventures waiting to be had. Learn more.