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.
As a way to say thank you, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks has given out free passes to the garden to frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic. The garden is a beautiful place to relax and take refuge during this difficult and stressful time.
This effort is part of our Community Access Program, which is made possible through a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation.
Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and essential workers on the frontline of our united fight against COVID-19, and all you are doing to keep our region safe and well.
During your next visit to the garden, be sure to stop by the bird feeder area located next to the Butterfly House. Visitors can observe a wide variety of birds year-round. The feeders are maintained by Donna and Kelly Mullhollan, also known as the Ozark folkgrass duo Still on the Hill. They filmed the video for their latest song, “Chickadee,” at the garden and discussed why the bird area means so much to them. Watch the video here.
Statement of Support
“As an association, we kneel in solidarity as a show of support for justice and peace. We strive to uphold our values of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility and speak out against acts of violence and racism.” – The BGO Board and Staff
October 30 | DATE & TIME CHANGE: Due to inclement weather forecasted for Tuesday, we have decided to move the costume parade to our rain date – Friday, October 30th. Please note, we are also changing the time of the event to 10 am – 1 pm, when the temperatures are a little more comfortable. We hope you can still join us! Learn more.