Located along the Oregon Trail in Topeka, KS, Old Prairie Town is a 6-acre historic site with 11 historical buildings and a 2 1/2 acre botanical garden. The grounds are open daily from 8 AM to Dusk. Every season brings a different beauty to the 2.5 acre Ward-Meade Botanical Garden. A special feature of the garden is Anna's Place, a Victorian Reading Garden. This quiet and peaceful place includes a water garden with a footbridge, a gazebo and benches. Those who choose a self guided tour of the gardens will find more than 500 varieties of flowers, shrubs, and trees, all labeled with their botanical names.