Friends of the Arboretum July Newsletter

Dear Friends, We are thrilled to share some exciting news about our ongoing commitment to making the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens a welcoming place for all. Over the past few years, the FOTA Advisory Board has been dedicated to an initiative called “Nature Encounter for All.” This project aims to enhance the experience … Read More

Friends of the Arboretum June Newsletter

  Dear Friends, Summer is in full swing – and so is your Arboretum. In previous months, we recapped all of the great things available to you and your family at the Arboretum. There is just so much to do and see all around us each and every day. From slow walks through the gardens, … Read More

Friends of the Arboretum May Newsletter

  Dear Friends, As previously mentioned, we have so many great programs and events taking place at the Arboretum over the summer months. Stems: A Garden Soirée, returning to the gardens on Saturday, June 22, is no exception. The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park is the host of Stems, which is the major … Read More

Friends of the Arboretum April Newsletter

  Dear Friends, As the Co-Chair of the Friends of the Arboretum Advisory Board, I’m often asked “What’s going on at the Arboretum?”, or “What can I do at the Arboretum?”  My answer is always “Plenty!”  As we move through the Spring season and into Summer, I thought I’d share some of my favorite things … Read More

Friends of the Arboretum March Newsletter

  Dear Friends, Winter is on the way out and spring is beginning! That’s great news for a lot of us who like to get outside and enjoy nature. Whether you are mowing, planting flowers, cleaning out last year’s garden beds or just enjoying a walk, spring is a great time of year – And … Read More

Friends of the Arboretum February Newsletter

  Dear Friends, Congratulations to our Chiefs on a year well-played, AGAIN! Hopefully, everyone has been able to enjoy this wonderful weather we’ve had recently (then again, any weather over the temps we had in early January is good). This is a perfect time to get outside and enjoy your personal gardens/yards or, even better, … Read More

Friends of the Arboretum January Newsletter

  Dear Friends, The Friends of the Arboretum Advisory Board is looking forward to a brand new year of exciting activities, programs, and fun at your Arboretum. Let me first, introduce myself. My name is Mike Hopson and along with Nancy Jernberg will be serving as Co-Chairs of the Advisory Board this year. We have … Read More

Friends of the Arboretum December Newsletter

Dear Friends, At the end of December, my two-year term leading the Friends of the Arboretum Advisory Board comes to a close. As I step down as Chair of this wonderfully passionate group, I walk away with a smile as I recall all that has been accomplished, particularly this last year. To be sure, we … Read More

Friends of the Arboretum November Newsletter

Dear Friends, Last month I took the opportunity to share a few ideas on ways to “gift” the Arboretum for friends or loved ones on your holiday gift list. Since we are rounding the corner into an early Thanksgiving, I thought the ideas were worth repeating. Let the holiday shopping season commence! Give the gift … Read More

Friends of the Arboretum October Newsletter

  Dear Friends, As I am writing this message in the middle of October, it is clear to me that fall is here. But it was just a week ago that is was rather warm outside — I certainly wasn’t sure what fall had planned. I always enjoy seeing the last of the summer annuals … Read More