(479) 750-2620 info@bgozarks.org

Tours

Adult tours of the Garden include a history of the Garden, highlighting special features in each of the 12 themed gardens and the Butterfly House, gardening in general and Ozark plants.  Tours last approximately 50 minutes.

For whom:  Seniors from retirement homes, garden groups, tour buses, clubs, church groups

Group Visit Guidelines

Minimum of 10 people
Membership does not apply to Group Tour rates

Adult Guided Tours

  • Groups will be guided by a docent around the garden
  • Guided group tours of 10 or more people are $10 per adult with one form of payment
  • Payment in advance at time of scheduling
  • Reservation required for guide two weeks in advance

Adult Self-Guided Tour

  • Self-guided tours of 10 or more are $9 per adult with one form of payment (includes an audio tour that can be downloaded on your smart phone or tablet)
  • Payment in advance at time of scheduling
  • Reservation required for group rate two weeks in advance

Fill out our Adult Tour Registration Form to plan your visit to the garden!

If your schedule for a tour is not flexible, please contact Roslyn Imrie at rimrie@bgozarks.org prior to filling out the registration form.

If your group is part of a non-profit or low-income school, ask us about our Community Access Program.

What to expect:  All guests can enjoy 12 unique gardens that change with the seasons throughout the year. Each garden has a water feature, a place to sit and rest, and a theme that ties the garden together. The wide, level pathways that circle our six acre garden are easy to walk on and are handicap accessible. Restrooms are available to Garden guests only and are located in the Visitor Center.  At this time, our water fountain and gift shop are closed.

For the health and safety of all guests face coverings are required to enter the Garden and there are hand sanitizer stations located throughout the grounds.  Additionally, larger groups will be divided into smaller ones.

A self-guided group can walk around the garden in approximately 20 or 30 minutes.  Guided tours include a history of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, as well as highlighting special features in each of our 12 themed gardens, and the seasonal Butterfly House where natives are active May thru October (only one in Arkansas). Guests also learn about the types of plants in each garden and enjoy moving slowly along the paths with a guide who helps them engage with the garden on a deeper level.

Parking information:  Large motor coach buses may park in the Lake Fayetteville trail head city lot just south of the garden.  Groups must be dropped off and picked up from this lot, as buses cannot enter the regular parking lot due to the slope of the driveway.  Guided tours begin at this spot, allowing visitors to see where the garden’s future growth will be.