Late artist’s parents hope Overland Park Arboretum display can be ‘iconic symbol’ that honors son’s legacy

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Overland Park couple Hal and Julie Hanson are designing a $1.5 million art installation to be featured near a new visitor's center at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The piece "Growing Kindness" would be in the style of their late son, artist Jeff Hanson. Above, the current entrance to the arboretum. File image.

The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens may soon feature a new, taller kind of flower. 

Overland Park couple Hal and Julie Hanson are currently designing an art installation to be featured on the north lawn of the arboretum, in front of its new visitors center, which recently began construction.