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.
Growing to Give Back
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is proud to partner with Seeds that Feed, a nonprofit helping collect and distribute surplus produce directly to local hunger relief efforts. In 2018, the garden donated 269 pounds of fresh produce, including carrots, tomatoes, squash, lettuce, peppers, onions and more. In 2019, the garden donated over 260 pounds of produce to Seeds that Feed. This year, in response to the pandemic, our horticulture team expanded our vegetable growing space to be able to grow and donate more produce to the community.
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 1 | In-person and virtual tickets to our biggest fundraiser of the year are on sale now! Come wander through the garden, listening to live music and enjoy your dinner on the Great Lawn or take it home with you. The virtual ticket option includes a dinner delivery. We hope you can support us in whichever way you feel most comfortable. Learn more.
October 27 | Join us for this fun drop-in event for preschoolers! If you’re looking for a safe way to still get into the Halloween spirit this year with your family, this is a great option! Wear your costumes, play and explore in the garden and we will hand out goodie bags with treats and coupons as you leave. Learn more.