Building Excitement at the Arboretum

Earlier this week, the Arts & Recreation Foundation’s Board of Directors and members of the Overland Park City Council enjoyed an exclusive sneak peek of LongHouse, the long-awaited new visitor center, at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Our tour began at the impressive new driveway leading us to new parking areas and the … Read More

Reasons to Approve the Arboretum Visitor Center Preliminary Development Plan

Building out the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens has been the dream of thousands for over 30 years. In the late 80’s, the Legacy of Greenery Committee and the City’s Governing Body made a commitment to develop a truly signature destination for the people of Overland Park by purchasing 300 acres on 179th Street. (The … Read More

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

Stems: A Garden Soirée – from Corporate Woods Blog

Corporate Woods® Blog The Perfect Place To Get To Know Our Tenants! BLOG Home Back To Corporate Woods® Website Facebook LinkedIn Google+ Support The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park You’ve probably experienced Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Garden, but you may not know who makes those first-class attractions … 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

Deanna Rose Farmstead: Ready the goats, here come the kids

From The Kansas City Star, April 1, 2017 BY DONALD BRADLEY Anytime you can take your children to bottle-feed two baby goats named Neville Longbottom and Albus Dumbledore, that’s a trip you pretty much have to make, right? Well, yeah, and it’s that time of year again. The goats are part of the 60 … Read More

Friends of the Farmstead – March e-Newsletter

Join Friends of Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead and be in the know about all upcoming activities and happenings at the Farmstead! Here’s the March issue of the Friends of the Farmstead e-Newsletter celebrating the opening of the 39th season. It’s going to be another great year of having fun and building memories at Deanna Rose … Read More

Arts Events in Overland Park – April 2017

Enjoy the arts in Overland Park this spring! Check out the arts activities in Overland Park in Friends of Overland Park Arts monthly newsletter. April is underway with the Juried Exhibition (opening April 7) at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, and there’s still time to register for the annual Stems Plein Air Paint. Sign up for the … Read More