Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
|Botanical Garden of the Ozarks|
|Location||4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|Nearest city||Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|Area||86 acres (35 ha)|
|Operated by||Botanical Garden Society of the Ozarks|
|Open||October 6, 2006|
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a botanical garden near Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. The site is located at the border between north Fayetteville and south Springdale on Crossover Road. The garden currently includes seasonal plantings in a small area, a wildflower meadow added in 1998, a lakeside hiking trail and a self-guided tree identification tour.
The garden's history dates to 1993 with a 2001 master plan. Construction will be undertaken in three phases. Phase involves the garden gateway and entry road, parking area, visitor center, cafe and dining terrace, exhibit gallery, conference room, and 1/3 of the core gardens with 1/2 of the horticulture and maintenance facilities. This phase will be completed in late 2011.
The garden includes contingincy plans for expansion in two more phases. The followins phase will create additional gardens, offices, classrooms, boat rental facility, amphitheater, observatory, demonstration gardens, and the remaining core gardens. Phase 3 will add trails, tropical conservatory, and lakeside overlooks, with the western 50 acres (20 ha) dedicated to native woodland plant restoration and wayside interpretive stations.