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.
Open 9am to 5pm | Friday – Wednesday
The garden is closed on New Year’s Day, Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.
We have updated our policy regarding face masks at the Garden, which reflects recent guidance from the City of Fayetteville’s Board of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Fully vaccinated persons no longer need to wear face masks while at the Garden, or inside the building. Those who are not fully vaccinated are recommended to continue wearing a face mask at the admission window and inside the building.
May – July | Yoga in the Garden It’s back this year! Join us in the beauty and calm of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks for our free yoga series led by Fayetteville Athletic Club certified yoga instructors. Saturday mornings at 9:30. Learn more.
July 21 | Little Sprouts & Garden Buds Join us in the Garden on Wednesday mornings for outdoor fun! Little Sprouts takes place at 9:30 and 10:30 am, and Garden Buds (for elementary-aged kids) is at 9:30. We’ll have songs, storytime and garden activities! This program is free for those with a Family membership. All guests are asked to preregister.
June – August | Terrific Tuesday Nights This free, fun summer series is back again this year! The public can enjoy extended hours at the Garden from 5-8 pm on Tuesday evenings in June, July & August. Admission is free. Learn more.
August 2 – 6 | Butterfly Day Camp Register now for this fun day camp at the Garden! Campers will explore butterflies, caterpillars and eggs up close! They will also take home a caterpillar and keeper cage to raise their own at home! Space is limited. Learn more & register.
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!