Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
|Botanical Garden of the Ozarks|
|Location||4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|Nearest city||Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|Area||40 acres (16 ha)|
|Operated by||Botanical Garden Society of the Ozarks|
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a community-based non profit botanical garden in northeast Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States. The 40-acre site is located at the border between Fayetteville and Springdale on Arkansas Highway 265 (Crossover Road). The garden currently consists of 6 acres of display gardens and a newly planted (2012) 20-acre arboretum.
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks was incorporated in 1993 with construction begun in 2004. The first phase of development was to complete the nine "Backyard Gardens." The initial gardens included a Japanese Garden, the Vegetable and Herb Garden, the Children's Garden, the Four Seasons Garden, the Shade Garden, the Rose and Perennial Garden, the Ozark Native Garden, the Sensory Garden and the Rock and Water Garden. The Founder's Garden, the Reading Railroad, the Education Cottage Garden and the Butterfly House and Garden has been added since the gardens were officially opened in 2007.
The garden is beginning implementation of the 2028 plan which will include an expansion of the garden space to include a Field to Fork Garden, a People's Garden, an Azalea collection and several others. In conjunction with this development there will be the addition of a Visitor's Center that will include an event hall, an educational wing and an attached conservatory.