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: $10 for adults (ages 13 & over)
$5 for children (ages 4-12)
Free for children 3 and under
Always FREE for BGO Members
Dogs are not allowed inside the Garden unless it is a service animal.
Open 9am to 5pm | Friday – Wednesday
The garden is closed on New Year’s Day, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.
Please note: At this time we will continue to require guests to wear a face mask at the admission window and as they enter the Garden. Masks may be removed once inside the Garden if there is enough room to remain socially distanced from others. Guests should put their masks back on when close to others in the Garden. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
April 25 | Earth Day Festival This outdoor event includes family-friendly activities, crafts, music, games and giveaways. Visit booths featuring a dozen of our community partners and explore six cultivated acres of garden beauty! Plus, Greedy Goats NWA will have live goats for guests to pet and feed. Free for Garden members! Get tickets.
April 23 & 24 | Plant Sale Get your garden ready for spring! BGO members can shop the sale a day early on April 23. The sale is open to the public on April 24. There will be a wide variety of plants and garden decor available. Please note: This will be a vendor-only sale, the Garden will not be growing and selling its own plants this year due to staffing limitations. Learn more.
April – May | New classes added! We have just added some great new classes to our spring roster. Learn about container gardening from Janet Carson, or take a beginners class in bird identification! See our list of classes here.
We’re Hiring! We are looking to fill a few positions here at the Garden, including an Office Administrator and Facilities Manager. The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a fulfilling and fun place to work! See the full descriptions here.
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!
Walmart Community Access Program
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!