Hours of Operation
Open Tuesday – Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
Special hours may occur because of holidays and special events.
Parking is free. If the front lot is full, please park in the city lot South of the Garden. For certain designated events, guests are permitted to park in the grass area beyond the city lot, with the assistance of BGO volunteers.
We have a Weather Station inside of the Garden to monitor the specific microclimate of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.
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Non-member Adult (ages 12 & up): $10
Non-member Child (ages 4-12): $5
Child 3 & under: Free
Garden Members: Free
Members Get In Free
Members of the Garden enjoy free unlimited daily admission.
A current membership card from the American Horticultural Society or from a garden participating in their Reciprocal Admission Program entitles you to free unlimited daily admission to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.
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The majority of the paths in the Garden are handicap accessible. Most paths are paved. Wheelchair ramps are present.
Visit the Admissions Window to borrow our Sensory-Friendly Bags!
Between lawnmowers, leaf blowers, live music, large groups of students, and many colorful flowers that are tempting to pick, our Garden can be overwhelming to guests who are prone to overstimulation. The Sensory-Friendly Bags have been created to provide an inclusive environment for all of our visitors!
Provided in each bag are a pair of ear defenders, sunglasses, fidget rings, binoculars, a sensory-friendly map, a magnifying glass, a kaleidoscope, and plant identification pamphlets.
The Garden is dedicated to implementing and supporting an inclusive and engaging outdoor learning experience for Northwest Arkansas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Borrowed Backpack Program
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks provides a Borrowed Backpack Program for our young guests, which is sponsored by the Baum Foundation. There are 4 themed backpacks available for free to Garden guests. Ask for more information at the Admissions Window.
Bird Backpack: binoculars, books, toys, and a bird treasure hunt
Bug Backpack: magnifying glass, books, toys, and a butterfly treasure hunt
Flower Backpack: microscope, books, and toys
Teen Backpack: high-quality observational tools; not recommended for kids younger than 13
Sensory-Friendly Bag: a pair of ear defenders, sunglasses, fidget rings, binoculars, a sensory-friendly map, a magnifying glass, a kaleidoscope, and plant identification pamphlets.
Food & Drink
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks does not permit pets in the Garden, with the exception of service animals. All service animals must remain on a leash or harness at all times and may not be left unattended. You are responsible for controlling your service animal’s behavior. You are also responsible for cleaning up after your service animal.
Butterfly Treasure Hunt & Research
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks has teamed up with University of Arkansas professor Dr. Erica Westerman and the Northwest Arkansas community to study whether butterfly wing patterns can be used to predict butterfly behavior. Pick up a checklist from the Admissions Window and keep your eyes out for butterflies as you wander through the Garden! The data you collect will help scientists address questions concerning animal behavior, diversity, and NWA pollinator community health.
Amateur photographers and garden guests are welcome to take photos throughout the Garden as long as they are for personal use and enjoyment, rather than for commercial or gallery use. Professional, promotional, and commercial photography requires a reservation at least one week in advance and a fee. Photography permits are not granted when our venue is reserved for a private event. On the day of your photo shoot, please check in at the Admissions Window.
- Please do not pick, collect, or eat plants, seeds, flowers, fruits or vegetables.
- Please stay on paths and turf areas, including in the Butterfly House.
- The Garden is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking, vaping, and tobacco products/devices are not permitted.
- Firearms are not permitted.
- Bicycles are not permitted. Bike racks are placed outside of the front gate.
- Drones are not permitted.