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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:

Bullwick Farms Pumpkin Patch at BGO

Pick and purchase your perfect pumpkin! Bullwick Farms will have a pumpkin patch at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks this fall!  It will be set up outside garden gates next to the parking lot. Admission to the patch is free, and it will be open from September 30 through October 29, on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am-4:00 pm.

Pumpkins priced $3 & up depending on the size. Online pre-orders are currently being accepted.  Bullwick Farms will also offer hay rides and a petting zoo for a minimal charge of $3.00 each or $5.00 for both.  *This does not include admission to the garden.  Learn more.

BGO 10th Birthday Party

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is turning 10 years old this October. The public is invited to a special birthday party on Tuesday, October 10th. The garden will be open for free from 4:00-8:00 pm, with birthday celebrations from approximately 6:00-7:30.  Guests can enjoy ice cream (while supplies last), gardening tips from the BGO horticulture team, a photo booth, balloon animals, music and more! BGO will also be offering 10% off new memberships all day.  Learn more.


Our Ever Changing Garden 

One of the best things about living in Northwest Arkansas is enjoying four distinct seasons.  Most years, each season is about 3 months.  Just about the time you think you are sick of winter, or summer… the delightful change begins…

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




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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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