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  • 04/23/2014

    Woodland Wildflower Walk

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 members

    Join our expert, Lynda Ochs, as you walk through the woodlands at the Arboretum to see the vast selection of native wildflowers in bloom. Please wear sturdy shoes. Don't miss out on this wonderful experience.

  • 04/25/2014

    Artists Sketch Crawl

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • 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.) An informal sharing of the morning's efforts will be held in the Visitor's Center.

  • 04/26/2014

    Bird Walk - Learn, Listen & Identify the Birds

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:00 a.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Trent Reed, nature enthusiast and active member of the Arboretum's Bird Committee, 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.

  • 04/26/2014

    Exposure Photography

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • $20 FOTA members; $23 non-members

    This class is designed to talk about the exposure triangle, Aperture Priority, Time Priority, manual mode and special lighting situations. Additional information on the mysteries of the camera's histogram. Classroom session. Participants are encouraged to bring cameras and manuals to locate functions discussed in class.

  • 04/27/2014

    KiteFest 2014

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Noon to 5:00 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Week #4-KiteFest 2014. The KC Kite Club will be demonstrating their unbelievably massive kits. You can also purchase a kite, fly a kite and enjoy watching kites in the air! No registration required. New York Dawg Pound will be on site serving hotdogs.

  • 04/28/2014

    Weekly Wellness Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Meet at Kiosk
    • $3 non-members; FREE FOTA members

    Every Monday at 9 a.m. Led by our volunteers. These brisk walks will explore the Arboretum's gardens and trails and get your heart rate up. Walks are weather-permitting.. In case of heavy rain or snow, they may be cancelled, call 913-685-3604 or check Friends of the Overland Park & Botanical Gardens Facebook wall. Registration not required.

  • 05/01/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 05/01/2014

    Plant Sale Preview - FOTA Members

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • FREE for FOTA members

    All Friends of the Arboretum (FOTA) members are invited to the Plant Sale Preview and reception. Members receive a 10% discount and get the first choice -- some varieties are in limited quantity.

  • 05/02/2014 - 05/03/2014

    Spring Plant Sale

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

    The Arboretum sale always features native plants and a huge variety of hostas. Let the gardens inspire you to buy your locally-grown annuals, perennials, herbs, veggies, hanging baskets and planters. RAIN or SHINE! FOTA members receive 10% discount.

  • 05/02/2014 - 05/18/2014

    Container Gardening Exhibit 2014

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    May 2 - 18, OP Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will host a Container Gardening Exhibit. 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.

  • 05/05/2014

    Weekly Wellness Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Meet at Kiosk
    • $3 non-members; FREE FOTA members

    Every Monday at 9 a.m. Led by our volunteers. These brisk walks will explore the Arboretum's gardens and trails and get your heart rate up. Walks are weather-permitting.. In case of heavy rain or snow, they may be cancelled, call 913-685-3604 or check Friends of the Overland Park & Botanical Gardens Facebook wall. Registration not required.

  • 05/08/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 05/10/2014

    Macro Photography

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • $25 FOTA members; $28 non-members

    Carol Fowler and Dave Shackelford, local photographers and members of the FOTA Photography Committee, will conduct the instruction outside so you can practice close-up photography. Bring your tripods, macro lenses, extension tubes and any other macro equipment have. Make sure camera batteries are fully charged.

  • 05/12/2014

    Weekly Wellness Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Meet at Kiosk
    • $3 non-members; FREE FOTA members

    Every Monday at 9 a.m. Led by our volunteers. These brisk walks will explore the Arboretum's gardens and trails and get your heart rate up. Walks are weather-permitting.. In case of heavy rain or snow, they may be cancelled, call 913-685-3604 or check Friends of the Overland Park & Botanical Gardens Facebook wall. Registration not required.

  • 05/15/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members age 13+; $1 non-members 6-12;

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 05/17/2014

    Bird Walk - Learn, Listen & Identify the Birds

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:00 a.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Mike Stokes, active member of the Burroughs Audubon Society, Squaw Creek Leadership team and the Kansas Rare Birds Committee, 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.

  • 05/17/2014

    Exploring the Arboretum's Ecosystems

    • 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.
    • $5 FOTA members; $8 non-members

    Learn about the distinct natural areas found on the Arboretum property. Lynda Ochs, a resident expert on the Arboretum's ecosystems will begin with a presentation inside followed by a walk on the chipped trails. Closed toe shoes and long pants suggested.

  • 05/18/2014

    Jazz Concert

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Free - FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Jazz concert, featuring the group "Noteworthy Jazz", on Celebration Terrace in the beautiful Learning Arboretum. Fun for the entire family. Bring your chairs and blankets for seating and enjoy jazz in the beautiful surrounding of our botanical gardens. Thank you to our sponsor, The Bowers Home Team, www.RickandSusanBowers.com. No pre-registration necessary.

  • 05/19/2014

    Weekly Wellness Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Meet at Kiosk
    • $3 non-members; FREE FOTA members

    Every Monday at 9 a.m. Led by our volunteers. These brisk walks will explore the Arboretum's gardens and trails and get your heart rate up. Walks are weather-permitting.. In case of heavy rain or snow, they may be cancelled, call 913-685-3604 or check Friends of the Overland Park & Botanical Gardens Facebook wall. Registration not required.

  • 05/21/2014

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

    Join us for good wine and appetizers on this first wine tasting of 2014!

  • 05/22/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 05/26/2014

    Weekly Wellness Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Meet at Kiosk
    • $3 non-members; FREE FOTA members

    Every Monday at 9 a.m. Led by our volunteers. These brisk walks will explore the Arboretum's gardens and trails and get your heart rate up. Walks are weather-permitting.. In case of heavy rain or snow, they may be cancelled, call 913-685-3604 or check Friends of the Overland Park & Botanical Gardens Facebook wall. Registration not required.

  • 05/29/2014

    Artists Sketch Crawl

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • 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.) An informal sharing of the morning's efforts will be held in the Visitor's Center.

  • 05/29/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • $3 non-members; FREE FOTA members

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 05/31/2014

    Hands on Flower Photography

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • $25 FOTA members; $28 non-members

    This class is designed to improve your camera skills and will focus on hands-on photography outside. Bring your camera, lenses, tripod, memory cards, spare batteries and knee-pads (if desired). We will review photos after a short lunch break.

  • 06/05/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1 Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 06/07/2014 - 06/29/2014

    KIckin' Back in an Adirondack

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    The fabulous Kickin' Back in an Adirondack exhibit will be back June 7-29. Solid oak Adirondack chairs are custom-painted by area artists especially for this event, with an online auction -- your chance to purchase your favorite chair for a special spot in your own garden.

  • 06/07/2014

    GeoArboretum

    • 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.
    • FOTA members: Adult - $5, Children (7-11) - $5; Non-Members: Adult - $8, Children (7-11) - $6

    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.

  • 06/12/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 06/14/2014

    GeoKids

    • 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.
    • FOTA members: Child - $5; Adult -Free; Non-Member: Child - $6; Adult - $3

    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). Arboretum entrance fee included in pricing.

  • 06/18/2014

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

    Join us for good wine and appetizers for the second wine tasting of 2014!

  • 06/19/2014

    GeoKids

    • 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.
    • FOTA members: Child - $5; Adult -Free; Non-Member: Child - $6; Adult - $3

    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). Arboretum entrance fee included in pricing.

  • 06/19/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 06/23/2014

    Weekly Wellness Walk

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. Meet at Kiosk
    • $3 non-members; FREE FOTA members

    Every Monday at 9 a.m. Led by our volunteers. These brisk walks will explore the Arboretum's gardens and trails and get your heart rate up. Walks are weather-permitting.. In case of heavy rain or snow, they may be cancelled, call 913-685-3604 or check Friends of the Overland Park & Botanical Gardens Facebook wall. Registration not required.

  • 07/09/2014

    GeoKids

    • 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.
    • FOTA members: Child - $5; Adult -Free; Non-Member: Child - $6; Adult - $3

    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). Arboretum entrance fee included in pricing.

  • 07/10/2014

    Hot Summer Days

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members age 13+; $1 non-members 6-12;

    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.

  • 07/12/2014

    GeoArboretum

    • 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.
    • FOTA members: Adult - $5, Children (7-11) - $5; Non-Members: Adult - $8, Children (7-11) - $6

    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.

  • 07/19/2014

    GeoKids

    • 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.
    • FOTA members: Child - $5; Adult -Free; Non-Member: Child - $6; Adult - $3

    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). Arboretum entrance fee included in pricing.

  • 07/24/2014

    Hot Summer Days

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to Noon
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members age 13+; $1 non-members 6-12;

    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.

  • 07/26/2014

    New Volunteer Orientation

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 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.

  • 08/07/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 08/14/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 08/20/2014

    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.
    • $25.00 members; $28 non-members

    Join us for good wine and appetizers for our third wine tasting of 2014!

  • 08/21/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 08/28/2014 - 10/02/2014

    Tai Chi Chih at the Arboretum

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • Six Week Series, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Aug 28
    • $48 members; $57 non-members

    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. Non-member fee includes Arboretum admission.

  • 08/28/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 09/04/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 09/07/2014

    Grandparents' Day Concert

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • TBA
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    Bring the whole family -- this concert is for all ages.

  • 09/11/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 09/13/2014

    Dinner on the Prairie

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

    Join us for a rustic yet elegant evening on the prairie. Cocktail hour, three course dinner with wine, s’mores around the fire, live music and live auction. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the prairie at the Arboretum.

  • 09/17/2014

    Wine Tasting on the Terrace

    • Click to register online
    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66085
    • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • $25 FOTA members; $28 non-members

    Join us for good wine and appetizers for the final wine tasting of 2014!

  • 09/18/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1 Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 09/19/2014

    Council President's Arboretum Golf Tournament

    • St. Andrew's Golf Course
    • 11099 W. 135th St
    • Overland Park, KS 66221

    Registration materials will be posted on the FOTA website early July, 2014.

  • 09/20/2014

    Caterpillar Defense Strategies

    • 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.
    • $5 FOTA members; $8 non-members

    Lenora Larson will educate class participants on caterpillar defense mechanisms.

  • 09/25/2014

    Artists Sketch Crawl

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • 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.) An informal sharing of the morning's efforts will be held in the Visitor's Center.

  • 09/25/2014

    Music in the Gardens

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members; $1 non-members under 13; Free non-members 5 and under

    Enjoy live music as you take a leisurely stroll through the gardens on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 PM beginning May 1. Admission fee for non-members applies.

  • 09/28/2014

    Nature Crafts for Kids

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

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

  • 10/04/2014

    GeoArboretum

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
    • Adults $5; Children $5 - Arboretum Admission FREE this weekend

    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.

  • 10/11/2014

    Botanical Biergarten

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

    Featuring over 10 craft beer varieties, including limited time winter seasonals. Enjoy the gardens while you sip from your complimentary souvenir tasting glass and listen to Kansas City's premier party band Lost Wax. Thank you to Standard Beverage Corporation for their generous support.

  • 10/15/2014

    The Color Autumn

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    This presentation emphasizes autumn color for both native and non-native trees and plants. You will learn how the trees start and change during the season. Ken O'Dell, our native plant specialist, will lead this spectacular class.

  • 10/17/2014

    New Moon Walk at the Arboretum

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • FOTA members - Free; $3 non-member - Adult; $1 non-member (6-12)

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

  • 10/18/2014

    GeoKids

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    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • FOTA members: Child - $5; Adult -Free; Non-Member: Child - $6; Adult - $3

    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). Arboretum entrance fee included in pricing.

  • 10/20/2014 - 11/02/2014

    Scarecrows Are a'Comin'

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • FREE FOTA members; $3 non-members

    This exhibit will coincide with the display of fall color at the Arboretum.

  • 11/07/2014

    Full Moon Walk at the Arboretum

    • Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
    • 8909 W. 179th Street
    • Overland Park, KS 66013
    • 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    • FOTA members - Free; $3 non-member - Adult; $1 non-member (6-12)

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

  • 11/28/2014 - 11/29/2014

    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.

    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.

  • 12/05/2014 - 12/06/2014

    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.

    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.

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