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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 29-30
  • Oct 4-5

Featured Event

Dinner on the Prairie

9/13/2014

Join us for a rustic yet elegant evening on the prairie. Cocktail hour, three course dinner with wine, smores around the fire, live music and live auction. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the prairie at the Arboretum.


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