Children love to run on it, adults enjoy walking over it, but visitors often ask about that bridge or boardwalk that rarely has any water under it. After all the heavy rains we had last week that area, which is called a bioswale, is full of water and you can see why it was installed. A bioswale […]
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.
Dragon’s Breath A variety of Celosia plumose called ‘Dragon’s Breath’ has been the talk of BGO this fall. Guests stop to admire its deep red color and continue to comment on its beauty even after our first frost killed some of the flowers. But the attention this little annual plant is getting in our Garden is not […]
Autumn is a beautiful time to watch the colors of leaves change, but most people don’t think much about flowers. Pollinators are still busy this time of year. Some pollinators are migrating, like the monarch butterfly. Bees, on the other hand, are busily preparing for winter. So flowers are still important in autumn! When you […]