Join & Support
There are many ways for you to support the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens — through volunteering, becoming a member, corporate sponsorship or through a gift made in tribute or honor of a friend or family member.
Volunteers assist in many ways at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. Opportunities include Greeters at the EEVC, Gardening, Docents (Tour Guides), Activities and Events, Holiday Luminary Walk, Spring and Fall Plant Sales, and specialized tasks. Four times a year volunteer training sessions are held to share information about volunteering and key information about the Arboretum.
Friends of the Arboretum Memberships
Become a member of the Friends of the Arboretum (FOTA). Your membership supports programs and maintenance of the Arboretum. Benefits include: 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 e-Newsletter, Other FOTA events as announced and Participation in a reciprocal program with more than 200 gardens and arboretums. Membership Levels: Member ($35, one individual, one card), Member + 1 ($50, two individuals, two cards) and Member + 5 ($75, six individuals, six cards). (Click for printable membership brochure)
The OPABG has grown as a result of Donor assistance. The EEVC (Environmental Education Visitors Center) and the Botanical Gardens were built as a result of donor contributions. The gardens and arboretum are enjoyed by thousands each year.
For inquiries about your donation, or to explore other ways you can personalize your donation, please call 816-820-7499. Thank you. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
Friends of the Arboretum are part of the Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
To make a gift by check, make payable to:
Friends of the Arboretum
P. O. Box 26147
Shawnee Mission, KS 66225
View an in-depth organizational profile on the
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation website