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.


8909 W. 179th Street
Overland Park, KS 66013




8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily


Free on Tuesdays
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.

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Night at the Arboretum


February 21, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 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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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.