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.
Art & Cocktails in the Garden
Tickets are on sale now for the 10th Annual Art & Cocktails in the Garden! This year’s event will feature lemon drop, blueberry-infused and classic martinis; plus artwork from a dozen talented local artists. Don’t miss this casual, fun evening at BGO! Purchase tickets.
Tyson Tuesday Nights
We’re kicking off another summer of Tyson Tuesday Nights on June 6 with a FREE opera performance of Jack & the Beanstalk! There will also be children’s activities and a food and ice cream truck. Visitors can enjoy free admission to the garden beginning at 5:00 pm and the opera starts at 7:00. See the full Tyson Tuesday Nights schedule.
Barrenworts – New Garden Treasures
Botanical gardens such as ours serve many roles, but at their core, they function as a place to explore the broad horizons of the plant kingdom. In this role, the garden staff is constantly evaluating new plants under Northwest Arkansas conditions. One of the plant groups I’m excited about are the barrenworts – evergreen perennials of the genus Epimedium belonging to the barberry family…
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