Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

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Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is located in Arkansas
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Type Public
Location 4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Nearest city Fayetteville, Arkansas
Coordinates 36°08′12″N 94°07′06″W / 36.136709°N 94.118264°W / 36.136709; -94.118264Coordinates: 36°08′12″N 94°07′06″W / 36.136709°N 94.118264°W / 36.136709; -94.118264
Area 86 acres (35 ha)
Created 2003
Operated by Botanical Garden Society of the Ozarks
Open October 6, 2006
Status Open

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.

Garden description[edit]

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.

Future[edit]

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.

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