The Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is owned and operated by the City of Overland Park. The Friends of the Arboretum (FOTA) is a not-for-profit group operating under the Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, Inc. for the benefit of the OPABG. The purpose of FOTA is to foster, promote and develop the aesthetic, educational, recreational, cultural, environmental and scientific aspects of the OPABG so as to realize its long term potential.
Levels of FOTA membership include: Member ($35, one card), Member + 1 ($50, two cards), Member + 5 ($75, six cards), Patron ($100), Contributor ($250), Sustaining ($500) and Fellow ($1000). All memberships above the $50 level receive six membership cards annually. Purchase memberships online (link used throughout website) or download a mail-in membership brochure (link to attached membership PDF).
- Free admission to the arboretum during normal operating hours (does not include special events)
- 10% Discount at Plant Sales
- Plant Sale previews and receptions
- FOTA Annual social Event
- Monthly eNewsletter
- Other FOTA events as announced
- Participation in a reciprocal program with more than 200 gardens and arboretums. A current listing can be found at the American Horticultural Society website, http://www.ahs.org/