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.
- $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:
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
11/27/2015 - 11/28/2015 - $8.00 per person. Children 5 and under - free
The year tops off with the 16th annual Holiday Luminary Walk. This major fund-raiser features a mile of candlelit trails, holiday lights and live entertainment, Santa for the kids, horse-drawn wagon rides, a bonfire and warm refreshments.
In case of inclement weather, there will be a cancellation notice on the home page of website. Otherwise, assume we are a GO!
Historic Overview of the Arboretum
Click for a historic overview of the Arboretum