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.

Friends of the Arboretum

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.
Wednesday-Monday
Closed Tuesdays

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.

Please be aware of the following changes:

  • Water fountains and concessions will not be available.
  • The Visitors Center will not be open.
  • Visitors should bring their own water.
  • Tours are canceled.
  • Visitors must wear masks or face coverings where guests may be gathered and are unable to maintain six feet of distance.

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.

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Night at the Arboretum

When

October 30, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Holiday Luminary Walk

When

November 27, 2020
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Holiday Luminary Walk

When

November 28, 2020
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Holiday Luminary Walk

When

December 4, 2020
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Holiday Luminary Walk

When

December 5, 2020
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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.

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Featured Flower

This month’s featured flower is lavender.

Originally grown in the Mediterranean, variations of the lavender plant can now be found around the world.

It grows best in full sun, with well-drained soil. In hot summer climates, like in Overland Park, it may do well with afternoon shade.

You can find lavender in the herb garden at the Arboretum this fall.