Did you know that moths outnumber butterflies 10 to 1? There are more than 12,000 species of moths in the United States, but only 825 species of butterflies. “In Arkansas we have a wonderful, beautiful set of moths, including the luna moth, promethea moth, polyphemus moth, cecropia moth, regal moth, imperial moth, and many gorgeous […]
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.
A current membership card from the American Horticultural Society or a participating garden entitles you to special admission privileges and discounts at nearly 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands!
In the future, you’ll be able to head to BGO from the Jones Center via a beautiful, new trail. Aldermen approved designing of a trail connecting the Jones Center to the area around the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Aldermen approved Tuesday allowing the mayor and city clerk to enter into a contract with Garver, an engineering […]