Fall in love with Fayetteville’s most colorful display and celebration of nature’s unrivaled beauty. Not only a breathtaking garden, but an educational hub and epicenter of enlightening and wholesome outdoor events, there is more than meets the eye at the Botanical Garden of Ozarks.
Unique in more ways than just one, this botanical garden has the only butterfly house in the state of Arkansas. Year after year, visitors flock to the attraction to observe the lifecycle of native butterflies and are mesmerized by the Monarch, Pipevine Swallowtail, Giant Swallowtail and Spicebush Swallowtail. The garden is even a certified Monarch Waystation – an area that provides milkweeds, nectar sources and shelter needed to sustain monarch butterflies as they migrate throughout North America. Be on the lookout for Kiki the garden cat as you stroll through the grounds, home to bees busy with pollination and a variety of birds that can be observed in a dedicated bird watching area.
Enjoy both nature and art as you explore the 12 smaller themed gardens within the property. Ornate sculptures complement the natural beauty of both native and non-native plants. Visitors will enjoy the greenery of the Japanese Garden with its koi pond. Or relax in peace on the shaded porch swings in the Ozark Native Garden – full of flora native to the state of Arkansas. Gaze upon a remarkable butterfly fountain in the Sensory Garden which is designed to ignite the five human senses of sight, touch, smell, sound, and taste. And visitors will be at a loss for words in the colorful Rose and Perennial Garden – a perfect place for photos. The Children’s Garden even has a beautiful sculpture of a ferro-cement tree, where kids are invited to climb up for a panoramic view of the surrounding plant-life. Combining both irresistible natural and manmade wonders, the gardens offer an unmatched sensory experience.
With plants to marvel at in all four seasons, the facility is open year-round and home to various events and programs. As a proponent of lifelong learning, the garden has something for visitors of all ages. Enroll in a workshop, lecture or class to enrich your horticulture knowledge. Give your children a magical and hands-on outdoor experience when you register them for one of the garden’s camps. Or get your own hands dirty with a workshop for gardeners of all skill levels. Whether you take a tour or sign up for an educational program, the garden’s education staff is your go-to for all things garden-related.
For those looking for a special event space, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks has blossomed into one of Northwest Arkansas’ most coveted venues for weddings, birthday parties and private functions. Make your fairytale wedding a reality and dazzle your guests with natural beauty both indoors and out. In fact, the garden has consistently been voted as one of the Top 5 Best Places to Get Married in Citiscapes Magazine. Distinguished and alluring, look no further than the Botanical Garden of Ozarks for a day of everlasting memories.
Daily admission prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. Join the Garden Membership program and your admission will always be free, along with other added perks and discounts. With its extravagant floral displays and illuminating educational activities, the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a must-see in Northwest Arkansas. But don’t just take our word for it, come see for yourself!
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