Gracing scenic Antioch Park, the Helen
S. Cuddy Rose Garden is located in the northwest corner of the park.
Designed in 1974, the rose garden is named in honor of Helen S. Cuddy
(1896-1997) for her dedication to park beautification through lifelong
service and work in garden club projects. The rose garden has a wide
variety of beautiful trees, a sundial, fountain, gazebo, an abundance
of perennials, shrubs, ornamental grasses and bulbs, and an estimated
500 different roses. The rose garden was established as a community
project of the East Central Kansas Garden Club.
Rose Garden Weddings*
The Helen S. Cuddy Rose Garden is a wonderfully picturesque and is
a very popular site for outdoor weddings.
*For weddings, please DO NOT use rice, it is s harmful to the wildlife. Birdseed or bubbles are suggested.
For permit information, please visit the Special
Permits page or call (913) 831-3359.
Xeriscaping is a term meaning - water wise or water efficient landscaping.
Xeriscaping is a method of gardening that involves selecting plants
that are appropriate to their site and creating a landscape that can
be maintained with little supplemental watering. JCPRD's only xeriscape
gardens located at Antioch Park.
Xeriscape is very important for many reasons including, mainly, water
conservation. Also, you will have healthier gardens and landscapes
because you will reduce fertilizers and pesticides. It also assists
in enriching the soil to make it moisture retentive.
The Seven Principles of Good Xeriscaping
The garden was designed to demonstrate and explain the benefits of
good Xeriscaping techniques. The 7 principles of good Xeriscaping
are: 1) Good planning and design; 2) Soil improvement; 3) Use of mulches
and ground covers; 4) Practical lawn areas; 5) Efficient irrigation
practices; 6) Appropriate maintenance techniques and 7) Appropriate
plant selection (water efficient plants). These techniques have proven
to save water, time and money. Irrigation is not required, only when
The demonstration gardens have become very popular for environmentally
conscious patrons exercising these techniques in homes, schools, and
JCPRD's gardens are located inside the main entrance at Antioch
If interested in discussing Xeriscaping and its benefits please contact
Park Planner Tod Hueser at (913) 826-3428 or Horticulturist Craig
Shafar at (913) 441-8669. You may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
The Antioch Park Memorial Arboretum borders the Helen S. Cuddy Rose
Garden in Antioch Park. The arboretum
is in a beautiful area of the park that is set aside for the cultivation
of trees and shrubs from all over the country. Its walkways allow
park visitors to view many different types of trees and shrubs as
well as providing a quiet place for thoughtful, leisurely strolls.
In Loving Memory
Program gives park patrons an opportunity to celebrate a loved
one’s life and memory in a beautiful, natural setting. Family,
friends and organizations are welcome to make contributions for the
planting of trees in the arboretum and other areas of JCPRD parks.
For more information, please email email@example.com
or call (913) 826-3438.