Midwest Living Review

by Jill Draper

An obsessed orchid grower’s business built into a hillside in eastern Kansas City doubles as a surprising local attraction.

If you love shopping for plants, watch for the black-and-white sign on Interstate-435 that says “Interstate Underground Warehouse” and take the 23rd Street exit. Take a short gravel drive south to a gaping square hole in the hillside. There, inside bluffs hollowed out years ago for limestone, a small wooden door marks Bird’s Botanicals. Deep inside the old quarry, you’ll find more than 10,000 plants growing and...
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