Gather at LongHouse in celebration of its grand opening Sept. 9

A long-awaited, state-of-the-art event venue and visitor center at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is ready to open its doors. Join elected officials, donors, Arboretum staff, volunteers and community members in celebrating the grand opening of LongHouse Visitor Center on Saturday, September 9 at 10 a.m. 

Surrounded by picturesque scenery, LongHouse is a brand new, 21,000-square-foot visitor center, welcoming guests to the Arboretum with panoramic views of beautiful gardens, woodlands and ponds. 

The new building features a contemporary design with floor-to-ceiling windows and houses a variety of spaces to gather, including a banquet hall, meeting rooms, a gift shop, CafĂ© Celeste, terraces and patios. 

Following its grand opening, LongHouse will serve as the new entrance to the Arboretum. This one-of-a-kind destination venue is an ideal gathering space for weddings, celebrations and corporate meetings. 

The building is named for Janet Long, a major donor to the project and long-time contributor to the arts and cultural assets of Overland Park.

In celebration of the grand opening, admission to the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is free opening weekend, September 9-10. Learn more about LongHouse Visitor Center at


Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens 913-685-3604