Arboretum

Our community is abuzz about the Growing to Inspire campaign!

Following announcement in June by the Arts & Recreation Foundation that the Growing to Inspire campaign for improvements at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens has pledges and commitments totaling over $8,000,000, Kansas City media picked up on the story! See what they had to say! KCTV-5 Kansas City Sprout & About

Arboretum and Botanical Gardens’ improvements set to bloom

BY ROXIE HAMMILL Special to The Star With the help of private donations and sales tax funding a new courthouse, Overland Park launched plans for a major building project at its Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park kicked off a $12.4 million fundraising campaign Thursday to raise money for … Read More

Plant Labeling at the Arboretum

New and Improved Plant Labeling The Arboretum is changing every day. Terrific support from the Friends of the Arboretum, volunteers and a staff that have a “can do” attitude, keeps us moving and changing. One change that is very overdue is the addition of labels for our plants. I have worked on this on and off since … Read More

At the Arboretum in May

Come on out to the Arboretum in May. Read about what’s going on during the rest of the month including the Container Gardening Exhibit, Wine Tasting on the Terrace, the opening of the Enchanted Forest, and a “Grand Walk in the Arboretum” (especially for grandparents and grandkids). Read about all activities in our recent e-blast. … Read More

Anne’s Picks

Anne Wildeboor, Arboretum Horticulturist, shares some of her favorite new – and old – plantings you’ll be enjoying at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens this spring! How will they look in your garden? The excitement of new & different plants is one of my favorite things about my job. Who doesn’t like new things!?! The … Read More

Come See the Iris!

The Cohen Iris Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is a must-see in the spring. It all began around 2000 or 2001, with a 70th birthday present for Barton P. Cohen. Mary Davidson worked with Ruth Doherty, then Arboretum Supervisor, to establish a garden for her husband Bart. Iris were chosen and … Read More

Arboretum Spring Plant Sale May 5 – 6, 2017

Overland Park Arboretum Spring Plant Sale They say you can’t buy happiness. But gardeners know they can—in the form of plants. Happiness will be for sale at the Overland Park Arboretum plant sale the first weekend in May. The sale is open to the public, rain or shine, under a big-top tent, on Friday, May … Read More

At the Arboretum in April

Come on out to the Arboretum in April to enjoy the spring weather. Fly a kite with the kids. Pick up a sapling to plant in your own garden. Sign up for a wildflower walk or a tree tour. There’s a lot going on now that warming temperatures are beckoning us all outdoors! Read about all … Read More

Affordable arts experiences in KC

From the Kansas City Star published March 15, 2017 – a visit to the Overland Park Arboretum is highly recommended! Affordable arts experiences in KC BY KAT HNATYSHYN CommunityAmerica Credit Union When it comes to the arts, Kansas City does it right. How lucky are we to live in one of the nation’s best hubs … Read More