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.

Free Admission Days

Admission to the Arboretum will be free on the following remaining days in 2021:

  • September 7
  • October 5
  • October 9-10
  • November 2
  • December 7

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

Address

8909 W. 179th Street
Overland Park, KS 66013

Phone

913-685-3604

Hours

9 a.m-5 p.m. Daily

Admission

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

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COVID-19 Operations

The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is open.

Restrooms will be open and cleaned regularly. Please practice distancing and wash your hands.

Learn more about the City’s response to the Coronavirus.

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.

See All Arboretum Events

Night at the Arboretum

When

October 22, 2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Free Admission Day

When

November 2, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Night at the Arboretum

When

November 19, 2021
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Holiday Luminary Walk

When

November 26, 2021
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Holiday Luminary Walk

When

November 27, 2021
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

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.

Membership

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.

Register

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

Join Friends of the Arboretum