Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Fayetteville: Hours, Address, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Reviews: 4.5/5

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Northwest Arkansas' only botanical garden! The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks features 12 themed gardens & Arkansas’ only butterfly house, with landscaped grounds where four seasons of native flora and fauna thrive. The garden is a unique and enchanting venue for events of all kinds, including weddings, corporate meetings, private gatherings and birthday parties. Other garden events include: free summer concerts, the popular Firefly Fling family festival, the International Festival, Little Sprouts and Garden Buds educational programs for children & more. Come explore with us! The garden is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
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TaraMcConkey
Shawnee, KS238 contributions
Nov 2020 • Family
We visit A LOT of botanical gardens. This is a newer smaller volunteer run Botanical Garden. With a 10 year and an Infant it took us about an hour to go through the whole garden. They have a really neat children's garden and the Japanese Garden was great! We don't go to NW Arkansas much, but we will be sure to stop by this little gem when we are in the area again.
Written March 19, 2021
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Garlan P
San Saba, TX75 contributions
Feb 2022
My wife and I spent a Saturday morning (free for Fayetteville residents) there recently. We really enjoyed the different exhibits, but the chicken house and the kids' sections were really cool. Can't wait for later in the spring/summer for the Butterfly House to be in full swing.
Written March 15, 2022
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E_Leigh_12
Grapevine, TX105 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
Attending a wedding at the BGO introduced me to a truly delightful garden. Beauty abounds visually yet hearing and sense of smell engage as you meander the garden. As I assisted with setup and cleanup, I witnessed the servant hearts of Jeannie and Christine. Safety protocols were clear, present and enforced. Thank you for a safe and pleasant normal activity.
Written July 8, 2020
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timesharetraveler11
Miamisburg, OH480 contributions
Apr 2022
We went thru in about 10 minutes. It was not well kept. There were only a few flowers. They spent more money on bronze statues and ugly structures than maintaining the garden. I have been to most gardens in the US and all over the world. This was the worst that we ever paid for. I am sure that they blame the weather, but I am also sure that the Missouri Botanical Garden will manage to have spring flowers when we go there in 2 days. Total waste of time and money.
Written April 5, 2022
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Alison P
Wyomissing, PA594 contributions
Sep 2021
We were a bit disappointed with the garden - however, it was early fall, so that may have been part of the issue. There were a lot of the same plants throughout the property. It is laid out in a circle and took us about 30-40 minutes to walk it with going in the butterfly garden.
Written October 11, 2021
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cjds
Branson, MO419 contributions
May 2021
We were somewhat 'between' a lot of things blooming, but overall it was a good visit. There were a number of plants, etc., not labeled and we suspect covid has limited the volunteers' abilities to get out and keep things in top shape. There are various loops within the garden with benches and an occasional gazebo for resting. A couple of areas are designed for children and they would enjoy a short visit. A sign in the huge inner grassy area says "walk on me" so energetic children could run and jump if the displays to not keep them entertained the whole time. We were too soon for the butterfly garden area and did not see a lot of birds which was unusual with so many native plants.
Written May 15, 2021
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HomelessEastCoast
East Coast77 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
We had no idea what we were about to see when we arrived. It is a small garden setting, just begun a few years ago, but "Wow". when we entered the garden which is divided into various theme gardens, we realized just how special this botanical garden was. Each theme garden is compact but beautifully and aesthetically arranged. There were many plants in bloom and in addition to the plants there were sculptures which complemented each garden design. There are also fountains, waterways, ponds and other features which add immeasurably to the overall design of the gardens. A butterfly house is open and contained several species of butterflies. When we visited the garden it was after a celebratory night with hundreds of invited guests and yet the gardens looked as if they hadn't seen a soul. Great clean-up job after such a large function. There was also a small section in which children were allowed to create fairy homes and these miniature tepee type structures were charming. We were totally impressed with this garden complex. It was mentioned to us that they are continuously expanding and that they have huge acreage to do so. Fantastic! This is a definite must see for anyone interested in gardens and garden layouts. Jim
Written July 23, 2013
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John B
Charlotte, NC69 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
My receipt shows Garvan Gardens, so I think this is maybe the same place. The gardens part is limited with some plants here and there, mostly unlabeled. Pathways were confusing. There was a very interesting church in the woods. If we had it to do over again, we'd skip the "walk in the woods" and just tour the church and skip the gardens part. It is not as good as other botanical gardens we've visited.
Written June 9, 2018
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apollack4
kansas city11 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
We had a hard time finding the gardens. We called several times and they couldn't give us very good directions when we were just a block away. Once we got there it was so small and not much there. They charge a lot of money to get in and it would have taken us about 5 mins or less to walk thru. They need a lot of work to build the place up before thy charge anything. Not worth your time to find it!
Written July 31, 2014
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LCLowe
Rogers, AR151 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
This is a scenic place to stroll and admire beautiful gardens year around. Bring your camera! AND bring the kids. They have children's gardens and fun things for them to do. Plus, it is a great place to take pictures of them.
Written November 29, 2013
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