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  • 07/01/2016 - 08/15/2016

    Enchanted Forest

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    • Free with admission

    This summer, the Arboretum is enchanting! Discover the mystical domains of gnomes, fairies, elves, sprites, trolls, and other garden creatures along a woodland garden trail.

  • 07/06/2016

    Make Your Own Gnome House

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • $5.00 per child + admission to the gardens

    After exploring the Enchanted Forest woodland homes, we will gather to make our own. We will teach you about construction and provide all the details to make your Gnome home unique and all your own. Recommended for ages 6-10.

  • 07/08/2016

    Hot Summer Days

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

    Summer is hot! So keep your temperature down by splashing around at this cool down activity. Bring the whole family and enjoy water games and more. Get wet and maybe a little messy too having fun at the Arboretum. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 07/11/2016

    Friends of the Arboretum Advisory Board Meeting

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 4:00 p.m.

    The advisory board meets monthly. Guests are welcome.

  • 07/13/2016

    Writing Workshop

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • 9:30a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • $5.00 per child + admission to the gardens

    The Enchanted Forest will spark your creativity. We will build stories about the Gnomes and all of the enchanted creatures. Then write our own myths about them. Recommended for ages 6-10.

  • 07/14/2016

    GeoKids

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    • 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.

  • 07/20/2016

    Perform a Puppet Show

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • $5.00 per child + admission to the gardens

    After a visit to our Enchanted Forest, we will imagine who lives there by writing a play about them together. Then we will make puppets to act out the play. It will take place in our puppet theater. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to watch. Recommended for ages 6-12.

  • 07/23/2016 - 09/07/2016

    Nature Photography Contest and Exhibit

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Fee for entry, Exhibit is included with admission

    Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens with your photos! Prizes and special invitations to artist talks are available to those that submit their work. Submission Period June 1- July 10 at 5 p.m. Questions or for more information on how to enter, email katharine.garrison@opkansas.org.

  • 07/27/2016

    Make an Enchanted Costume

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • $5.00 per child + admission to the gardens

    Fairies, nymphs, trolls, goblins and elves also play in the forest. You can become one for the day by making a costume with us. Recommended for ages 6-10.

  • 07/28/2016

    Wine Tasting on the Terrace with Middle Creek Winery

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    • 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 and Dean & Deluca 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.

  • 08/03/2016

    Perform an Enchanted Play

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • $5.00 per child + admission to the gardens

    The Enchanted Forest has many stories written about it, we will take one of those stories and act it out. Become a Gnome or Fairy and tell a story to the audience. Parents are welcome and encouraged to watch. Recommended for ages 6-10.

  • 08/08/2016

    Friends of the Arboretum Advisory Meeting

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 4:00 p.m.

    The advisory board meets monthly. Guests are welcome.

  • 08/10/2016

    Make Your Own Gnome Room

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    • $5.00 per child + admission to the gardens

    Explore our Gnome Village in the Enchanted Forest. We will then work to build your own Gnome room to take home with you. Add your own special details to create a magical place for Gnomes to live. Recommended for ages 6-10.

  • 08/12/2016

    Hot Summer Days

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

    Summer is hot! So keep your temperature down by splashing around at this cool down activity. Bring the whole family and enjoy water games and more. Get wet and maybe a little messy too having fun at the Arboretum. No pre-registration necessary, included with admission.

  • 08/23/2016 - 09/27/2016

    T'ai Chi Chih at the Arboretum - Six week series

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • $48 per person

    T'ai Chi Chih is joy thru movement! Combining T'ai Chi Chih with the natural beauty of the Arboretum will allow the class participant to feel more connected to earth, to your own essence and to others around you. These outdoor classes at the water's edge are very peaceful. This series teaches all 19 movements.

  • 08/25/2016

    Wine Tasting on the Terrace with Terra Vox Winery

    • Click to register online
    • 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 Vox Vineyards and Green Dirt Farm for delicious wine and 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.

  • 08/27/2016

    Bim Willow

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Class cost varies by project - regular Arboretum admission applies.

    Join us as we welcome Master Furniture Builder, Bim Willow, bending fresh willow into heirlooms. Come with a hammer, pruning shears and gloves and leave with a beautiful piece created by you. More details to follow. 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.

  • 09/10/2016

    Sketch Crawl

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Included with Admission

    Enjoy a morning of creating art in the many lovely gardens at the Arboretum. Bring your own art supplies (pencils, pens, ink, markers, crayons, watercolor paints and paper, etc.)

  • 09/11/2016

    Grandparent's Day Concert

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Included with Admission

    Join us for fun with the whole family. Childrens entertainment will help us celebrate Grandparents Day. It is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens with your kids and grandkids. Thanks to Bill and Barb Patterson for their generous support for this event, in memory of their granddaughter Lucy.

  • 09/12/2016

    Friends of the Arboretum Advisory Board Meeting

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 4:00 p.m.

    The advisory board meets monthly. Guests are welcome.

  • 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

    • Click to register online
    • 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.

  • 09/25/2016

    Hedge Apple Day

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Included with Admission

    Kids will love this fun, hands on event. Come and make nature crafts to take home with you. Make one our classic crafts, the Hedge Apple Goblin. All nature items are collected right here at the Arboretum. Then star in our puppet show. Join us!

  • 10/01/2016 - 10/02/2016

    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.

  • 10/08/2016

    GeoArboretum

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    • 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

    Botanical Brewfest

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Early entry for VIP ticket holders at 3:00 p.m.
    • General Admission-$50 / VIP-$75 - FOTA members save $5 per ticket

    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.

  • 10/10/2016

    Friends of the Arboretum Advisory Board Meeting

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 4:00 p.m.

    The advisory board meets monthly. Guests are welcome.

  • 10/13/2016

    Sketch Crawl

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
    • Included with Admission

    Enjoy a morning of creating art in the many lovely gardens at the Arboretum. Bring your own art supplies (pencils, pens, ink, markers, crayons, watercolor paints and paper, etc.)

  • 10/15/2016

    GeoKids

    • Click to register online
    • 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.

  • 11/14/2016

    Friends of the Arboretum Advisory Board Meeting

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 4:00 p.m.

    The advisory board meets monthly. Guests are welcome.

  • 11/25/2016 - 11/26/2016

    Holiday Luminary Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Stroll down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 17th annual Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Holiday Luminary Walk. This major fundraiser features a mile of candles, holiday lights, live entertainment, Santa Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire and mystical Gnome and Fairy Villages. Volunteers and staff members are transforming the Arboretum into a wonderland of candles and lights, music and holiday fun. Thousands of candles line the walkways and trails. Holiday lights will be on display from trees, buildings and bridges. Children will be thrilled to see Santa's Woodland Depot in the Train Garden and chat with him nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • 12/02/2016 - 12/03/2016

    Holiday Luminary Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Stroll down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 17th annual Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Holiday Luminary Walk. This major fundraiser features a mile of candles, holiday lights, live entertainment, Santa Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire and mystical Gnome and Fairy Villages. Volunteers and staff members are transforming the Arboretum into a wonderland of candles and lights, music and holiday fun. Thousands of candles line the walkways and trails. Holiday lights will be on display from trees, buildings and bridges. Children will be thrilled to see Santa's Woodland Depot in the Train Garden and chat with him nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • 12/09/2016 - 12/10/2016

    Holiday Luminary Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Stroll down candlelit trails through the gardens and woods at the 17th annual Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens' Holiday Luminary Walk. This major fundraiser features a mile of candles, holiday lights, live entertainment, Santa Claus, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cider around a campfire and mystical Gnome and Fairy Villages. Volunteers and staff members are transforming the Arboretum into a wonderland of candles and lights, music and holiday fun. Thousands of candles line the walkways and trails. Holiday lights will be on display from trees, buildings and bridges. Children will be thrilled to see Santa's Woodland Depot in the Train Garden and chat with him nightly from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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