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.

June 26 Special Hours

The Arboretum will close at noon on June 26 in preparation for Stems: A Garden Soirée. Register to attend this annual fundraiser on the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park website.

Free Admission Days

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

  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • October 9-10
  • November 2
  • December 7

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


8909 W. 179th Street
Overland Park, KS 66013




Monday: 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m-5 p.m.


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.

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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Nature Story Time


July 1, 2021
11:00 am


Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Free Admission Day


July 6, 2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


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.


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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