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  • 02/13/2016 - 03/31/2016

    Felted Forms: Inspired By Nature

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • All day
    • Included with admission

    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.

  • 02/13/2016

    Artisans at the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Included with admission

    Pick up something for yourself or someone special. All items on sale are handmade by local artists. Gifts include jewelry, accessories, pottery, art and apparel. Enjoy the gardens and stay warm at this indoor event. Interested vendors should email katharine.garrison@opkansas.org. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 02/17/2016

    Volunteer Greeter Training

    Consider spending some of your time with us. Learn about all of the workings of the Arboretum. Help us by answering the phone, interacting with visitors and assisting staff with their daily duties.

  • 02/17/2016

    Tour Guide Volunteer Training

    Learn about the history of the Arboretum. Volunteers give tours either by golf cart or on foot. If you love interacting with the public, this is a fun job for you.

  • 03/02/2016

    Wedding Administrator Training

    Consider spending some of your time with us and help to coordinate the wedding ceremonies that take place at the beautiful Arboretum. We want you to be the helpful and knowledgeable representative for the Arboretum.

  • 03/04/2016

    New Moon Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Enjoy star gazing, nighttime sights and sounds, and educational activities. Bring the family and flashlights. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 03/14/2016 - 03/18/2016

    Arbor Day Open House

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • All day

    The Overland Park Forestry Division needs your help. Kids are invited to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. Come to the Arboretum and make one with us or bring one from home. Maybe you will win? Other activities will also be available. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 03/14/2016

    Home Tweet Home

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Put a bird in it! For kids ages 8 and up, they will enjoy building their own wren house designed for the suburban yard. Our volunteers will lead this fun and interactive class. Additionally, we will make use of good old-fashioned hammer and nails. By the end of class you will have built a house for the birds that you will take home. One adult participant is required for each student for no extra fee. More than one person can work on a single house.

  • 03/16/2016

    Birding Adventure for Children

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • FOTA Members: Adults Free; Children (9-12) $5.00; Non-Members: Adults $3.00, Children (9-12) $6.00

    Kids age 9-12, would you like to learn about our feathered friends? Observe them through binoculars at our bird watch and native habitat. Learn how they survive. Adult presence/participation required. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the outdoors.

  • 03/17/2016

    GeoArboretum

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for containers, called geocaches, using hand-held GPS devices. Brief classroom presentation followed by a search for two geocaches. Adult presence required for ages 13 and under. Registration is required.

  • 03/18/2016

    GeoKids

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for young participants. Kids then head out on a compass-based treasure hunt for prizes, with educational stops along the way. Ages 7 to 11 (adult presence required).

  • 03/23/2016

    Garden Host Training

    Join us in learning more about the gardens at the Arboretum. You will then be ready to share your knowledge with our many visitors. All plant knowledge levels are welcomed to join us

  • 03/26/2016 - 03/27/2016

    Free Weekend at the Arboretum

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • All day

    Free admission to the gardens.

  • 03/28/2016

    Garden Host Training

    Join us in learning more about the gardens at the Arboretum. You will then be ready to share your knowledge with our many visitors. All plant knowledge levels are welcomed to join us

  • 04/02/2016

    GeoKids

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • FOTA Members: Adults Free; Children (7-11) $5.00; Non-Members: Adults $3.00, Children (7-11) $6.00

    Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for young participants. Kids then head out into our learning Arboretum on a compass-based treasure hunt for prizes, with educational stops along the way. Ages 7 to 11 (adult presence required). ADVANCE registration and payment required.

  • 04/03/2016

    Kite Fest 2016

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • FOTA members - Free; $3 non-member - Adult; $1 non-member (6-12)

    Let's go fly a kite at the Arboretum! Purchase a kite or bring your own and come enjoy watching them fly through the air in this scenic backdrop. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 04/09/2016

    Legacy of Greenery Sapling Giveaway

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • No Admission Required

    The Legacy of Greenery Committee and Arboretum volunteers will be handing out free tree and shrub seedlings to residents of Overland Park while supplies last. All species of trees and shrubs will be bare root and come with instructions on planting and maintenance. There is a mix of deciduous and evergreen trees and a few shrubs for those of you without space for a new tree. Varieties of trees given out this year include: baldcypress, shingle oak, blackgum, sugar maple, redbud, and Serbian spruce. No registration or admission fee required.

  • 04/10/2016

    Kite Fest 2016

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • FOTA members - Free; $3 non-member - Adult; $1 non-member (6-12)

    Let's go fly a kite at the Arboretum! Purchase a kite or bring your own and come enjoy watching them fly through the air in this scenic backdrop. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 04/17/2016

    Kite Fest 2016

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • FOTA members - Free; $3 non-member - Adult; $1 non-member (6-12)

    Let's go fly a kite at the Arboretum! Purchase a kite or bring your own and come enjoy watching them fly through the air in this scenic backdrop. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 04/23/2016

    GeoArboretum

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for containers, called geocaches, using hand-held GPS devices. Brief classroom presentation followed by a search for two geocaches. Adult presence required for ages 13 and under. Registration is required.

  • 04/24/2016

    Kite Fest 2016

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • FOTA members - Free; $3 non-member - Adult; $1 non-member (6-12)

    Let's go fly a kite at the Arboretum! Purchase a kite or bring your own and come enjoy watching them fly through the air in this scenic backdrop. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 04/25/2016 - 06/12/2016

    Treemendous Trees Art Exhibition

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • All day
    • Included with Admission

    Enjoy artwork from The Tree Who Walked Through Time, a childrens picture book written and illustrated by local artists. It is lavishly illustrated by 18 Kansas artists who created realistic and fantastical replicas of regional trees. This book helps children identify different species of trees that grow in Kansas. Then purchase a copy of the book or the original artwork for your home. No pre-registration necessary.

  • 04/28/2016

    Wine Tasting on the Terrace with Aubrey Vineyards

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Members: $25; Non-members, $28

    Join Aubrey Vineyards for the first wine tasting of 2016. Delicious wine, perfect pairings, all in our beautiful garden. This will be a pleasant and enriching evening. You might even learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Registration is required.

  • 04/30/2016

    Pruning Class

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • Include with Admission

    Join our horticulturist Anne Wildeboor for this informative talk and demonstration on how to prune your favorite trees just in time for Arbor Day. This class is free, but registration is recommended.

  • 04/30/2016

    Tree Planting Ceremony and Sapling Giveaway

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Included with Admission

    Help us celebrate Arbor Day! Arbor Day celebrates planting and nurturing trees. Join Forest the Fox and help us celebrate by planting an Arbor Day Tree, then take a sapling home for your yard so that you can celebrate for years to come. Trees are available all day after 11:30 a.m. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 04/30/2016

    Edible Landscapes Class

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • Included with Admission

    What is edible landscaping? It's integrating edible food plants into your garden in a decorative and visually interesting manner. It is not the standard vegetable garden in straight rows. If you carefully plan, you can combine your fruits, vegetables and herbs with standard garden varietals to create a beautiful yet functional garden. You will also learn how to choose plants that are productive and visually pleasing. Landscaping with edible plants allows your garden to not only be beautiful but practical. Registration is recommended.

  • 05/02/2016 - 05/29/2016

    Container Gardening Exhibit

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • All day
    • Included with admission

    Get inspired! Displays from garden organization and volunteers will inspire and motivate you to build creative container plantings for your home. Dont forget to vote for your favorites in the Visitor Center and to bid on one to take home with you. Interested exhibitors should email katharine.garrison@opkansas.org. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 05/05/2016

    Spring Plant Sale Preview

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Preview for FOTA Members. Non-members may join at event.

    There's no better place to outfit your home and garden than the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Spring Plant Sale. Stroll the Arboretum gardens for inspiration then choose your plants from an impressive list of locally-grown annuals and perennials plus an outstanding selection of herbs. 10% discount for FOTA members. No admission fee required, you must be a FOTA member to attend, not a member, you can join at the Plant Sale.

  • 05/06/2016

    Spring Plant Sale

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • No Admission Required

    There's no better place to outfit your home and garden than the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale. Stroll the Arboretum gardens for inspiration then choose your plants from an impressive list of locally-grown annuals and perennials plus an outstanding selection of herbs. 10% discount for FOTA members. No admission fee required.

  • 05/07/2016

    Spring Plant Sale

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • No Admission Required

    There's no better place to outfit your home and garden than the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale. Stroll the Arboretum gardens for inspiration then choose your plants from an impressive list of locally-grown annuals and perennials plus an outstanding selection of herbs. 10% discount for FOTA members. No admission fee required.

  • 05/07/2016

    Container Gardening Class

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66031
    • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • Registration recommended - No fee required

    Join our resident horticulturist Anne Wildeboor in learning how to create a beautiful container garden for your home in sun or shade. Learn helpful design and care tips that are tailored to our region. No fee.

  • 05/14/2016

    New Volunteer Orientation

    It is not just gardening! Consider spending part of your leisure time volunteering at Overland Park's 300-acre Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Whatever your interests or skills, gardener or not, we'll explore many opportunities available. Requirement is 40 volunteer hours annually.

  • 05/14/2016

    National Train Day

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Included with Admission

    Learn about railroad history while you and your family enjoy our beautiful train garden, with its real caboose, working scale model trains, and miniature Old Overland Park. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 05/15/2016

    Bird Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • Included with Admission

    Local expert, Trent Reed will lead this very informative bird walk. Each session varies on what birds are spotted. Duration is one hour, plus additional time as needed. Please dress appropriately (closed toe shoes and long pants are recommended). Bug repellent and binoculars are encouraged. Registration is required, this walk fills up fast!

  • 05/26/2016

    Wine Tasting on the Terrace with Somerset Ridge

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Members: $25; Non-members, $28

    Join Somerset Ridge Vineyard and Winery for delicious wine, perfect pairings, all in our beautiful garden. This will be a pleasant and enriching evening. You might even learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Registration is required.

  • 05/28/2016

    GeoKids

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • FOTA Members: Adults Free; Children (7-11) $5.00; Non-Members: Adults $3.00, Children (7-11) $6.00

    Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for young participants. Kids then head out into our learning Arboretum on a compass-based treasure hunt for prizes, with educational stops along the way. Ages 7 to 11 (adult presence required). ADVANCE registration and payment required.

  • 06/04/2016

    GeoArboretum

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for containers, called geocaches, using hand-held GPS devices. Brief classroom presentation followed by a search for two geocaches. Adult presence required for ages 13 and under. Registration is required.

  • 06/11/2016

    GeoKids

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • FOTA Members: Adults Free; Children (7-11) $5.00; Non-Members: Adults $3.00, Children (7-11) $6.00

    Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for young participants. Kids then head out into our learning Arboretum on a compass-based treasure hunt for prizes, with educational stops along the way. Ages 7 to 11 (adult presence required). ADVANCE registration and payment required.

  • 06/23/2016

    GeoKids

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • FOTA Members: Adults Free; Children (7-11) $5.00; Non-Members: Adults $3.00, Children (7-11) $6.00

    Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for young participants. Kids then head out into our learning Arboretum on a compass-based treasure hunt for prizes, with educational stops along the way. Ages 7 to 11 (adult presence required). ADVANCE registration and payment required.

  • 07/14/2016

    GeoKids

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • FOTA Members: Adults Free; Children (7-11) $5.00; Non-Members: Adults $3.00, Children (7-11) $6.00

    Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for young participants. Kids then head out into our learning Arboretum on a compass-based treasure hunt for prizes, with educational stops along the way. Ages 7 to 11 (adult presence required). ADVANCE registration and payment required.

  • 07/28/2016

    Wine Tasting on the Terrace with Middle Creek Winery

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Members: $25; Non-members, $28

    Join Middle Creek Winery for delicious wine, perfect pairings, all in our beautiful garden. This will be a pleasant and enriching evening. You might even learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Registration is required.

  • 08/25/2016

    Wine Tasting on the Terrace with Terra Vox Winery

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Members: $25; Non-members, $28

    Join Terra Vox Winery for delicious wine, perfect pairings, all in our beautiful garden. This will be a pleasant and enriching evening. You might even learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Registration is required.

  • 09/07/2016

    New Volunteer Orientation

    It is not just gardening! Consider spending part of your leisure time volunteering at Overland Park's 300-acre Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Whatever your interests or skills, gardener or not, we'll explore many opportunities available. Requirement is 40 volunteer hours annually.

  • 09/16/2016

    Full Moon Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • Free to FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Come and gaze at the stars and moon. This event will be an interactive experience with activities for all ages all themed around Native American name for the September full moon, the Full Worm Moon. Smore kits also will be available for purchase to roast around our fire pits.

  • 09/22/2016

    Wine Tasting on the Terrace

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Members: $25; Non-members, $28

    Join us for delicious wine, perfect pairings, all in our beautiful garden. This will be a pleasant and enriching evening. You might even learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Registration is required.

  • 10/08/2016

    GeoArboretum

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum! Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for containers, called geocaches, using hand-held GPS devices. Brief classroom presentation followed by a search for two geocaches. Adult presence required for ages 13 and under. Registration is required.

  • 10/08/2016

    The Botanical Brewfest

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Enjoy a selection of craft beers you won't find elsewhere. Food, music and games. Featuring many local and regional breweries, restaurants and bands all in our beautiful garden setting. Don’t miss the premier Metro wide beer event. Thank you to Crawford Sales Company for their generous support.

  • 10/15/2016

    GeoKids

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • FOTA Members: Adults Free; Children (7-11) $5.00; Non-Members: Adults $3.00, Children (7-11) $6.00

    Hey kids! Are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for young participants. Kids then head out into our learning Arboretum on a compass-based treasure hunt for prizes, with educational stops along the way. Ages 7 to 11 (adult presence required). ADVANCE registration and payment required.

  • 10/28/2016

    New Moon Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    New moon walk! Star gazing, nighttime sights and sounds, bring the family and flashlights. No pre-registration necessary.

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