Learn. Play. Grow.
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a captivating destination in Northwest Arkansas that draws more than 80,000 visitors a year. The Garden is a collection of twelve themed gardens and includes the region’s only native butterfly house. We are a member-supported public garden dedicated to education and environmental awareness and serve as a community destination for unique nature experiences.
Our education programs include workshops, classes, and lectures for adults in horticulture, conservation, and other topics of interest to gardeners of all skill levels and others who admire the beauty and science of the natural world. The majority of our education programs are for children of all ages. We work with area school districts to provide hands-on nature and science learning experiences. Our programs such as Little Sprouts, Earth Day, Butterfly Days, and Firefly Fling offer unique outdoor experiences to thousands of children each year. Learn more about the botanical garden’s history and programs.
Admission: $7 for adults (ages 13 & over)
$4 for children (ages 5-12)
Free for children 4 and under
Always FREE for BGO Members
NEW Temporary Hours:
Open 9am to 5pm | Friday – Tuesday
CLOSED Wednesdays and Thursdays
The garden is closed on New Year’s Day, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.
March 9 | Little Sprouts St. Patrick’s Pop-Up Party Spring is near! Drop by for a morning of St. Patrick’s Day fun at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks! We will have a craft as well as some great outdoor activities and prizes. Learn more and register here.
March 14 | Bridal Open House Come meet our Assistant Director of Special Events, book an appointment to tour the garden and meet some of NWA’s best wedding and event vendors. Free admission. Learn more and RSVP here.
March 16 or March 20 | New Volunteer Orientation Get involved at the Garden in 2021! We have volunteer opportunities available in many areas, including Admissions Office, Horticulture, Sustainability, Events, Education and more. Learn more.
March 22-25 | Virtual Spring Break Family Week Get outside, learn virtually and do it all on your own schedule with BGO during spring break! Virtually engage with a fun and interactive week of videos, activities and projects, designed to get your whole family outside! Materials and Garden passes included with registration price. Learn more.
BGO is now offering audio tours to guests when they come to visit the Garden! Currently a General Garden Tour can be purchased as well as a specialized Butterfly Audio Tour. We have a winter audio tour and a tour specifically for children coming soon. The tours are just $2 to download on your smartphone and can be purchased at the admission window. Ask about adding an audio tour to your next visit to the garden!
Access for all!
We want the garden to be accessible to everyone in our community, so through our Community Access Program, we grant single-use garden admission passes to underserved and disenfranchised groups in the community. If you work for a group that serves a population of people who can not otherwise afford the admission fee, you may apply on behalf of your organization using this application form. Thank you to the Walmart Foundation for making this program possible!