Lifelong learning is a central part of the mission of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. We hold workshops, lectures, and classes for people of all ages throughout the year.
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks serves Northwest Arkansas school children with programs in the schools and at the Garden. Classes and programs explore a broad array of garden-related topics, including wild plants, animals in the garden, health and wellness, sustainability, and garden and floral design.
Our children’s programs are extensive, and include school field trips, science education, camps, and special events. In 2017, the garden’s education staff reached over 18,000 children and adults through tours, educational programs and outreach programs.
One of our most popular programs is Little Sprouts, a weekly summer program beginning in May for all children up to five years old. For older, elementary-aged children, we offer a weekly environmental education program during the summer vacation months called Garden Buds.