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Showcasing the Natural Beauty of the Ozarks

Educating Today for a Sustainable Future

Providing a Gathering Place for Celebration and Entertainment

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.

Admission:  $7 for adults (ages 13 & over); $4 for children (ages 5-12); free for children 4 and under.
Always free for BGO Members!


Upcoming Events:

Tyson Tuesday Nights

Tyson Tuesday Nights are in full swing!  Visitors can enjoy free admission to the garden every Tuesday evening from 5:00-8:00 pm in June, July & August.  There will be a free summer concert June 27, July 25 and August 22, presented by the Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, Inc.  See the full Tyson Tuesday Nights schedule.

Free Summer Concert

Handmade Moments will take the BGO stage on Tuesday, August 22 for a free summer concert!  This fun, folk/funk duo will perform from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on the Great Lawn.  Gates open at 5:00 pm, giving you plenty of time to come explore the garden.  Blankets, lawn chairs & picnics welcome.  Part of our 2017 Free Summer Concert Series and Tyson Tuesday Nights.

Chefs in the Garden

Everyone’s favorite foodie event returns to the garden Tuesday, September 12! Chefs in the Garden captures the excitement of the harvest season by bringing together Northwest Arkansas’ finest chefs for a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. Guests can stroll through the garden while watching cooking demonstrations, sampling dishes and enjoying premium beverages.  Tickets are on sale now and are $50/BGO Members and $75/Non-members.


In the Garden

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…

Read the complete article and learn more about what’s happening in the garden in our Garden Elements newsletter!


Current Garden Conditions:

Going on a trip?

The American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admission Program offers free admission and/or additional benefits at 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands. You can reference the AHS website here.

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