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  • 05/01/2015 - 05/24/2015

    Container Gardening Exhibit 2015

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Displays from garden organizations and volunteers will inspire and motivate you to build creative container plantings for your own patio, window boxes, entryway and back yard. Exhibition entries are welcomed; e-mail katharine.garrison@opkansas.org if you are interested in submitting your ideas.

  • 05/25/2015 - 08/31/2015

    Pianos on Parade

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Free upon admission to the Arboretum

    Pianos on Parade is a program of Keys 4/4 Kids, a local nonprofit organization that sells donated pianos and uses the profits to fund charitable programs. Kids and professional artists will paint these pianos. They will play host to both spontaneous and planned events throughout the summer. The Arboretum will be host to one of these pianos.

  • 05/28/2015

    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.
    • $28 non-members; $25 FOTA members

    The second wine tasting of the year features local company Aubrey Vineyards and their locally produced wines. The Arboretum is a lovely place to sample a variety of wines and enjoy the view.

  • 05/30/2015

    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.

  • 05/31/2015

    Yoga Rocks the Garden

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

    May 31, 10 am – 11:15 am; Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th, Overland Park, KS. A locally produced and managed event, Yoga Rocks the Park - KC features an all-levels, 75-minute outdoor yoga class (beginners welcome!) featuring Kansas City's most inspiring local and national yoga teachers accompanied by live music or DJ with some of the top and emerging musicians in the city and country. Parents are invited to bring their little yogis for Camp YRP, a kids yoga class designed specifically for ages 3-10. Each Yoga Rocks the Park event also provides unique opportunities to support local businesses and charitable organizations within our community.

  • 06/04/2015

    Capturing Nature: An Artists Talk

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • $5 FOTA members; $8 non-members

    Join us in welcoming local nature photographers Chris Dahlquist and Eli Temchin as they discuss their work, inspiration and process. Then join us for a short reception with the artists afterwards. This talk kicks off the Nature Photography Exhibit; submit your photos by July 10th to ensure entry.

  • 06/05/2015

    Hot Summer Days

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • Free upon admission to the Arboretum

    This event features water games for the whole family, prepare to get wet and maybe a little messy. Splashing around will help keep the temperatures down, and participants will enjoy this cool down activity. We will also be making ice art and enjoying icy treats. No pre-registration necessary.

  • 06/06/2015 - 06/28/2015

    Kickin' Back in an Adirondack

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • All day
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    10 local artists will show their best by painting Adirondack chairs that were hand crafted by the Amish. You will discover them throughout the gardens and then you can vote for your favorites in the Visitors Center. Interested artists should email katharine.garrison@opkansas.org

  • 06/06/2015

    GeoArboretum

    • 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 and Children (7-11) $5.00; Non-Members: Adults $8.00, Children (7-11) $6.00

    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. ADVANCE registration and payment required.

  • 06/11/2015

    Wade Into Watersheds

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • $25 FOTA members; $28 non-members

    Come and learn about the importance of watersheds and ways in which water pollution occurs. After understanding the importance of the watersheds, students will be able to recognize that wise usage of their local watershed is an example of environmental stewardship. Instructed by the city of Overland Park's Water Quality Specialist. Price includes lunch at our Garden Cafe. Adult presence is permitted, but not required. Children should be entering grades 6-10.

  • 06/13/2015

    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.

  • 06/13/2015

    25th Anniversary Celebration

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Free upon admission to the Arboretum

    The Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Celebrates it's 25th Anniversary! Enjoy cake, a historic look of the Arboretum and a commemorative gift.

  • 06/25/2015

    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.

  • 06/27/2015

    Stems: A Garden Soiree

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    • $120 General Admission; $250 Patron

    Join us for "corks, community & culture" as we celebrate the party of the summer!

  • 07/09/2015

    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.
    • $28 non-members; $25 FOTA members

    More details coming soon.

  • 07/09/2015

    New Volunteer Orientation

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    • Free.

    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.

  • 07/10/2015

    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.
    • Free upon admission to the Arboretum

    This event features water games for the whole family, prepare to get wet and maybe a little messy. Splashing around will help keep the temperatures down, and participants will enjoy this cool down activity. We will also be making ice art and enjoying icy treats. No pre-registration necessary.

  • 07/16/2015

    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.

  • 07/24/2015 - 09/07/2015

    Nature Photo Exhibit

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Free with admission to the Arboretum

    Celebrate the beauty and capture the wonder of the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens with your photos! Submission period June 1 - July 10 at 5 p.m. Questions or for more information on how to enter, email katharine.garrison@opkansas.org

  • 08/01/2015

    Bim Willow

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • To be announced

    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 beautifully crafted item. More details coming soon.

  • 08/06/2015

    Tasting on the Terrace - Wine

    • 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.
    • $28 non-members; $25 FOTA members

    More details coming soon.

  • 08/06/2015

    Hot Summer Days

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • Free upon admission to the Arboretum

    This event features water games for the whole family, prepare to get wet and maybe a little messy. Splashing around will help keep the temperatures down, and participants will enjoy this cool down activity. We will also be making ice art and enjoying icy treats. No pre-registration necessary.

  • 08/21/2015 - 10/02/2015

    Tai Chi at the Arboretum - Six week series

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • $48 members; $66 non-members

    Tai Chi Chih is joy thru movement! Combining Tai 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. Non-member fee includes Arboretum admission.

  • 09/10/2015

    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.
    • $28 non-members; $25 FOTA members

    More details coming soon.

  • 09/12/2015

    Sketch Crawl

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to Noon
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    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.)

  • 09/13/2015

    Grandparent's Day Concert

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

    Details to follow.

  • 09/18/2015

    Dinner on the Prairie

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Revel in an atmosphere of the late 1800s with horse drawn wagons, camp fires, hay bales and an abundance of Kansas prairie grass while enjoying all the modern conveniences which together will create a memorable experience for all... cocktails, entertainment, fine dining and a beautiful Kansas landscape.

  • 09/25/2015

    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.
    • No registration required. Regular Arboretum admission applies.

    The full moon will light the paths. Star gazing, night time sights and sounds. Bring the family and flashlights. No pre-registration necessary.

  • 09/27/2015

    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.

    Come out to the Leatherwood Depot at the Arboretum and participate in nature crafts and more!

  • 10/03/2015 - 10/04/2015

    Free Weekend at the Arboretum

    Enjoy free admission all weekend at the Arboretum. Bring your family and consider giving back by purchasing a Friends of the Arboretum membership.

  • 10/09/2015

    Arboretum Golf Tournament

    • 8:00 a.m. to Noon

    Details to follow. Date still in planning.

  • 10/10/2015

    GeoArboretum

    • 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 and Children (7-11) $5.00; Non-Members: Adults $8.00, Children (7-11) $6.00

    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. ADVANCE registration and payment required.

  • 10/10/2015

    The Botanical Biergarten

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    Details to follow.

  • 10/17/2015

    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.

  • 10/22/2015

    Sketch Crawl

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Enjoy an evening 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.)

  • 10/29/2015 - 10/31/2015

    Halloween Event

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

    Details to follow.

  • 11/13/2015

    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.
    • Free to FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

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

  • 11/27/2015 - 11/28/2015

    2015 Luminary Walk

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

    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!

  • 12/04/2015 - 12/05/2015

    2015 Luminary Walk

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

    The year tops off with the 15th 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!

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