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.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of three University of Arkansas students we were able to begin a portion of our stream restoration! Dylan Milholen, Madison Brown, and Steven Thao worked tirelessly to receive funding from the University in order to complete...read more
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...read more
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...read more