Nature that nurtures.

The 300-acre Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is an educational, recreational and cultural resource for the Kansas City region.

At the Arboretum, you’ll experience gardens with more than 1,700 species of plants, a variety of landscapes, including meticulous gardens, wild hiking trails, and open prairie, and different educational opportunities around every bend in the path.

2023 Hours

The Arboretum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Summer Hours

April 1 to August 31, the Arboretum will be open:

  • Early on Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Late on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

8909 W. 179th Street
Overland Park, KS 66013




9 a.m-5 p.m. Daily
Last entry 30 minutes before closing.


Free under age 6
$1 ages 6-12
$3 ages 13+

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Upcoming Events

In addition to regular operating hours, the Arboretum hosts many events and programs. Join us for a children’s event, art class, and more.

Friends of the Arboretum members visit the Arboretum for free, any day.

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Bird Walk


April 1, 2023
8:30 am


Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Moss Workshop


April 1, 2023
10:00 am


Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Bird Walk


April 8, 2023
8:30 am


Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Visitor Center Project

The City of Overland Park is building a new visitor center that will provide community and learning spaces and more opportunities to enjoy nature at theĀ Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Construction on the west side of the Arboretum property (shown in the video here) will begin in August 2021.

Learn more about new amenities at the visitor center and take a tour on the project page.

Visitor Center Project

Friends of the Arboretum

Friends of the Arboretum is a membership group operating as part of The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park. The Friends support the Arboretum with annual membership opportunities, a donor program, special events throughout the season, and educational and volunteer programs.


Friends of the Arboretum memberships provide free admission to the Arboretum, plus:

  • Preview night access to the spring plant sale
  • Discounts on classes
  • Annual Friends of the Arboretum social event invitations
  • Monthly e-newsletters
  • Reciprocal admission to other American Horticultural Society gardens, arboreta, and more.


Join the Friends of the Arboretum on the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park website.

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