Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
8909 W. 179 St. (map)
Overland Park, KS 66013

Hours & Admission Fees

The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens was founded to keep the city at the forefront of environmental and ecological issues.

A leader of environmentally sound community development, the Arboretum is an educational, recreational and cultural resource for the Kansas City region. It offers homeowners, landscapers and arborists an opportunity to view and evaluate a wide variety of hybrid trees and shrubs, native to this area.

About 85 percent of the property in southern Overland Park is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of eight natural ecosystems. The remaining portion includes traditional botanical gardens, trails, the Visitors Center and maintenance facilities.

Arboretum Cafe

The Arboretum CafeĀ is open seven days a week during Arboretum hours and serves snacks, sandwiches and drinks.

  • Gardens


    The botanical gardens offer unique and unexpected pleasures, regardless of the time of year.

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

    Nearly five miles of paved and wood chip hiking trails wind their way through the gardens.

  • Classes, Programs & Events

    Classes, Programs & Events

    The Arboretum hosts seasonal programs and events to get people excited about enhancing and preserving natural resources.

  • Tour Information

    Tour Information

    The public is invited to come and explore the gardens anytime the facility is open. Guided tours are available by appointment. School groups should call 913-685-3604 for arrangements.

  • Rental Information

    Rental Information

    The gardens are a lovely place for an outdoor wedding or a family picnic/reunion.

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We depend on volunteers to help make the gardens a beautiful destination in Kansas City and Overland Park.

    Current Volunteers