This year will mark By The Blade’s 7th consecutive year as the landscape designer for the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse. Open to the public for tours April 21 to May 13, area designers donate their time and materials in exchange for an opportunity to showcase their talents and support a great cause – the Kansas City Symphony and its youth programs.

This year’s Showhouse, located at 455 West 56th Street, Kansas City, Mo., was once occupied by Gilmer and Dorothea Simson Meriwether. Gilmer, a relation to Meriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame, alongside his wife, worked with the Jackson County Historical Society to erect a Battle of Westport Civil War marker in their front yard that tells of the action of October 23, 1864 when the Battle of Westport was fought in and around present day Loose Park.

By The Blade’s design areas include both the front yard and an outdoor reflection garden. Spring is a time for rejuvenation,
and a reflection garden is the perfect oasis in which to retreat, relax and enjoy this grand home’s outdoor tranquility. The
quiet, dedicated space offers respite from the hectic sensory overload of our modern world – a place free of distraction where
daily visits nourish one’s state of being.

We invite all our customers to experience our work and enjoy this historic home and livable art on display by Kansas City’s
finest designers while supporting Kansas City’s performing arts. Contact us today for 25% off tickets! To learn more, visit or on Facebook @SymphonyDesignersShowhouse