Designed by the nationally renowned landscape architectural firm MTR, the Fountain Garden serves to connect Kansas City’s botanical garden to The City of Fountains. The centerpiece of this hidden gem, nestled in between the Visitor Education Center, the Heartland Harvest Garden and the Conifer garden, is a 42-foot diameter interactive water feature. The fountain’s basin is designed with a floral motif composed of different colors and textures of granite. When activated, the fountain’s 56 spray heads create the impression of an opening flower. Low walls surround the fountain and act as garden seats that provide a space for relaxation, and steps leading into the fountain will entice you to wander right through it for a refreshing spray on hot summer days.