20th annual Union Hill Garden Tour opens neighborhood and private residents’ gardens to the public on Sunday, June 14

Benefiting the Union Cemetery Historical Society, the tour will also include local vendors, a 4-string quartet and special offers from neighborhood restaurants

Kansas City, Mo. (May 4, 2015) – The public is invited to experience the beauty of one of Kansas City’s oldest neighborhoods during the 2015 Union Hill Garden Tour on Sunday, June 14 as community and private residents’ gardens will be open for viewing. Self-guided tours will be available from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and proceeds from the Garden Tour will donate to the Union Cemetery Historical Society, a nonprofit with a mission to restore, maintain, and preserve the burial records of Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri’s oldest public cemetery.

In addition to the self-guided tours, a string-quartet from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance will perform live, classical music from noon – 2:00 p.m. in the neighborhood gazebo located just to the north of 30th Street and Grand Avenue. Local vendors and artisans will sell plants and gardening goods throughout the neighborhood and the Union Cemetery Historical Society will sell copies of the cemetery’s official history book, Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery: Lessons for the Future from the Garden of Time. Neighborhood restaurants will also offer special discounts to Garden Tour attendees.

What:                      20th Annual Union Hill Garden Tour

When:                     Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location:                Union Hill Neighborhood
                                The self-guided tours will begin at
st Street and Grand Avenue

Admission:             $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (60
                                years and up), children under 12 are free
                                Tickets can be purchased at the time of the event, as well as online:

Parking:                  Complimentary parking will be available in the KCPL lots at 31st Street and Grand Avenue

Offers:                    The following offers from neighborhood restaurants will be available to Garden Tour attendees:

                                Barrel 31 (400 E. 31st Street):
                                Flower Power – Bombay Sapphire, Cucumber-Lavender Shrub, Cava. $5.00
                                Fried Green Tomatoes – Cornmeal Crusted Green Tomatoes, Mustard Caviar, Green Goddess Dressing. $5.00 per order.

                                The Drop Bar & Bistro (409 E. 31st Street)
                                Lavender Lemon – House-infused lemoncello, lavender, champagne, soda, rocks. $5.00
                                Veggie Sandwich – Hummus, cucumbers, artichoke hearts, red pepper, red onion, spinach, feta. Served with kettle chips. $6.00

                                Sol Cantina (408 E. 31st Street):
                                $3 mimosas
                                $3 Loaded Coronas 

                                Tower Tavern (401 E. 31st Street):
                                $4 off homemade pizzas
                                $1 off cans of PBR and Hamm’s beer

Beneficiary:           Proceeds will benefit the Union Cemetery Historical Society, a non-profit organization aiding in the maintenance and preservation of burial records and
                               grounds of Kansas City’s oldest public cemetery. For additional information, please visit

About Union Hill
Established in 1857, Union Hill is one of Kansas City’s oldest continuous neighborhoods with more than 1000 young professionals, established mobile mid-career and active empty nesters. Union Hill is a true urban neighborhood, spanning more than 16 city blocks nestled between Main Street on the west, Gillham Road on the east, the 31st Street corridor on the south and approximately 27th Street on the south. Overlooking Crown Center and the downtown skyline, the Union Hill district offers convenient living surrounded by green space, dining, arts, entertainment, fitness and some of Kansas City’s major employers. Bob Frye leads the overall development, preservation and advancement of Union Hill with a more than 30-year history of ownership and solid development that builds on 150 years of history with a long term vision and commitment to the neighborhood. Kansas City’s history is embraced throughout the district. For more information, visit or follow the latest at on, @UHILLKC on Twitter and Instagram or call 816-777-5900.