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Garden Closing Early on 9/19

The Garden will close to the public at noon on Sunday, September 19 in preparation for the International Festival.  We will reopen at 2 pm for the event.  You can learn more about the festival and RSVP here.

Showcasing the Natural Beauty of the Ozarks

Educating Today for a Sustainable Future

Providing a Gathering Place for Celebration and Entertainment

Learn. Play. Grow.

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a captivating destination in Northwest Arkansas that draws more than 70,000 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. 

4703 N. Crossover Road
Fayetteville, AR 72764

Admission: $10 for adults (ages 13 & over)
$5 for children (ages 4-12)
Free for children 3 and under
General admission is nonrefundable.
Always FREE for BGO Members

Dogs are not allowed inside the Garden unless it is a service animal.

Hours:
Open 9am to 5pm | Friday – Wednesday
CLOSED Thursday
The garden is closed on New Year’s Day, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.

Mask Policy:  Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, we have updated our policy regarding face masks at the Garden, which reflects recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  All guests aged 10 and up, vaccinated and unvaccinated, are required to wear a face mask at the admission window and inside the building.  Masks are not required outside in the Garden, however we ask guests to remain socially distanced from one another. 

Upcoming Events

Now – Sept. 24  |  New Membership + Virtual Classes Bundle We are offering a special opportunity for a limited time!  Join as a new member and receive automatic enrollment in all 8 of our fall virtual classes.  Only $70 for a Friend and $90 for a Family membership.  Learn more.

Now – October  |  Little Sprouts Join us in the Garden on Wednesday mornings for outdoor fun!  Little Sprouts takes place at 9:30 and 10:30 am.  We’ll have songs, storytime and garden activities!  This program is free for those with a Family membership.  All guests are asked to preregister.

September 19  |  International Festival  Celebrate and experience cultures from across the globe at our 5th Annual International Festival!  Free to all.  If you are interested in performing or having a booth representing your heritage and culture at this event, contact Roslyn Imrie at rimrie@bgozarks.orgLearn more.

October 21  |  Autumn Gala at the Garden Tickets on sale now! Join us outdoors for a safe, socially-distanced and fun evening supporting Northwest Arkansas’ only botanical garden. Enjoy live Jazz music, a chef-prepared dinner, wine and beer libations plus gala games of chance and a live and silent auction, all while surrounded by the fall, enchanting beauty of the Garden. Learn more.

Audio Tours

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!

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 

Going on a trip?

The American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admission Program offers free admission and/or additional benefits at 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands. You can reference the AHS website here.

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Donating to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is an investment in the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas!

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