In 1991, members of the Shawnee Garden Club designed and built the beautiful Shanna Morrison Memorial Rose Garden, located in West Flanders Park, 55th and Nieman Road, Shawnee, Kansas 66203.
The club raised money through memorial donations from citizens and businesses throughout Shawnee. Club members planned and prepared all the beds. The club purchased and planted all the rose bushes. Throughout the growing season, members maintain the rose beds.
In 1992, an arbor was added to the rose garden through private and corporate donations. The arbor is for the enjoyment of all citizens and is available for private parties, weddings or receptions. (Please do not pick the roses so they may remain for all to appreciate.)
West Flanders Park also contains a concrete-paved .5 mile walking trail, a children’s playground, and two picnic shelters.
Throughout the year, club members volunteer their time to maintain the roses. Let us know if you want to join in for one of the fun workdays when we help prune and uncover the roses for spring, fertilize the roses, and prepare them for winter. Regular help is needed for deadheading throughout the summer.