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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)

Helpful Documents

See below to read/print our e-Newsletters, our other documents.

There are many ways to support Friends of the Arboretum. Explore the tax deductible options by viewing our complete list of donation options. Click to download donation options. To make a gift by check, make payable to:

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

Featured Event

Felted Forms: Inspired By Nature

2/13/2016 - 4/30/2016 - Included with admission

Extended through April - Enjoy this special, one-time, outdoor exhibit produced by the Felt Makers Federation of Kansas City. All of these sculptures will brighten the otherwise grey season. Also, learn about the craft of felting and how it is made. See how it can be pushed to its limits. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

Plein Air Art Fair at the Arboretum

6/5/2016 - Included with Admission

Artists participating in the 2016 Stems Plein Air Paint will be displaying their work throughout the gardens. All work for sale.

Stems: A Garden Soiree

6/25/2016 - $100 - General Admission ($125 after May 30) and $250 - Patron

Enjoy our 9th annual summer celebration - sip, savor, and socialize!



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