The Botanical Garden of Ozarks is a remarkable collection of twelve distinct gardens along with other points of interest such as the butterfly house. It sets itself apart from other botanical gardens from its conception as this project was not a result of any form of a sizable donation. Instead, it started off as a grassroots effort of the neighborhood to cultivate a public garden that fosters education and environmental awareness and appreciation. Because of this, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is not just a breathtaking scenery, but it is also an enriching story that highlights the colorful lives of the residents.
The Botanical Garden of Ozarks is arranged in a circular manner with each garden or infrastructure accessible to the Great Lawn. There are the twelve gardens called the Rock and Water garden, the Founder’s garden, the Japanese garden, the Vegetable and Herb garden, the Children’s garden, the Butterfly garden, the Four Seasons garden, the Shade garden, the Little Sprouts, the Rose and Perennial, the Ozark Native and the Sensory. Other areas that help serve the organization’s mission such as the only butterfly house in Arkansas, the Totemeier Horticulture Center, an event hall and pavilion can also be found in the Botanical Garden of Ozarks. The garden also functions as an events space. It is known to provide free shows and events which benefit the Northwest Arkansas community. Venue rental for events is possible and highly recommended for special events especially weddings. The Botanical Garden of Ozarks offers the best of both worlds with its indoor and outdoor areas that can cater to up to 900 guests.
The Botanical Garden of Ozarks is located at 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Admission is free of charge for members and children aged 4 and below, $5 for children between ages 5 and 12, and $7 for guests over 13 years old.
Due to COVID-19, the temporary opening hours are Fridays thru Tuesdays from 9AM to 5PM. The garden is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Cashless payments such as credit and debit cards are preferred. Admission is free of charge for frontline workers to show gratitude for their service. Residents have free admission on Saturdays from 9AM to 12NN. Face coverings are required, and some areas will be closed until further notice. Information on additional guidelines and precautions can be found on the website.
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