The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks was bustling with activity this week! We had another packed parking lot for Little Sprouts, but also welcomed a group of fifth-graders from Springdale for a day of learning in the field. We started out learning some background information in the event pavilion, and checking out some really cool […]
Learn. Play. Grow.
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a unique 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 butterfly house. Our mission is to provide educational, entertainment, and recreational opportunities for students, residents, and Garden visitors to increase their appreciation of the native and natural ecosystem of the Ozarks.
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, Explore@BGO, Butterfly Days, and Firefly Fling offer unique outdoor experiences to thousands of children each year.
Congratulations to Annie Edmondson and her piece ‘Garden King’ for winning Best in Show in the Down the Garden Path competition! Pictured: BGO Executive Director Ron Cox, Annie Edmondson and Community Creative Center Executive Director Barbara Putman. Red Star’s ‘Earth Pots’ was voted as Most Inspired and ‘Garden King’ and ‘Earth Pots’ tied for People’s […]
Little Sprouts is a preschool program at the BGO for all children under 5 who have not yet started kindergarten. Through different Garden activities, songs, games and crafts, the children leave the garden with a real appreciation for the world around them and a new desire to protect it. We meet every Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. […]