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Support and enjoy the Arboretum

The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens was founded to keep the city at the forefront of environmental and ecological issues. A leader of environmentally sound community development, the Arboretum is an educational, recreational and cultural resource for the Kansas City region.

About 85 percent of the property is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of natural ecosystems. The remaining portion includes traditional botanical gardens, the Environmental Education Visitors Center (EEVC) and maintenance facilities.

Membership Benefits:

  • $3 for visitors 13 and over
  • $1 for visitors 6 to 12
  • Free for 5 and under
  • Free for Friends of the Arboretum Members. Members also receive additional benefits including participation in a reciprocal program with more than 200 gardens and arboretums. (Click for printable membership brochure)

Each Tuesday, admission to the Arboretum is free all day. Also, two weekends that will have free weekend admission this year are:

  • March 28-29
  • Oct 3-4

There are many ways to support Friends of the Arboretum. Explore the tax-deductible options online. To make a gift by check, make payable to:

Friends of the Arboretum
P.O. Box 26147
Shawnee Mission, KS 66225

Featured Event

Pianos on Parade

5/25/2015 - 8/31/2015 - Free upon admission to the Arboretum

Pianos on Parade is a program of Keys 4/4 Kids, a local nonprofit organization that sells donated pianos and uses the profits to fund charitable programs. Kids and professional artists will paint these pianos. They will play host to both spontaneous and planned events throughout the summer. The Arboretum will be host to two of these pianos.


Historic Overview of the Arboretum

Click for a historic overview of the Arboretum

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